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  • HUD grant assists Portland residents

    PORTLAND — Portland Housing Authority residents will have more opportunities for education and job skill training after a $71,400 grant from the federal Housing and Urban Development Department. The grant was announced Monday by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and independent U.S. ...

  • Portland officer, dog top New York competition

    PORTLAND — Top dog and top cop honors went to the Police Department team of Officer Christian Stickney and dog Blaze on Friday, Sept. 26, in Poughkeepsie, New York. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Monday that the team competed against 22 other teams from the Northeast in a...

  • Brunswick man tapped to lead renewable energy initiative at BNAS; Trafton replaces Richardson on MRRA

    BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick man has been hired to lead a renewable energy initiative at the to-be-redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, announced the hiring of Thomas Brubaker at Tuesday's meeting of ...

  • Brunswick Town Council meetings become showcase for local art

    BRUNSWICK — The town's new meeting space at Maine Street Station sports some fancy furniture, but people may find that the greatest aesthetic improvement is hanging on the walls. In the spring, the Town Council authorized a collaborative program with a local art group that will turn the spac...

  • Supper, auction to raise money for student trip

    PORTLAND — Students from Deering High School's Spanish Club are holding a spaghetti supper and silent auction on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Temple Beth El, 400 Deering St., to raise money for a service learning trip to Ecuador. Twelve students will spend their April vacation volunteering...

  • Report: Cumberland needs more families, affordable housing

    CUMBERLAND — A financial impact analysis produced for the town suggests Cumberland grow its families with school-age children and increase affordable housing, among other recommendations. The Cumberland Town Council heard details of the document – produced by Planning Decisio...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth mark completion of Greely High School improvements

    CUMBERLAND — The culmination of a project several years in the making was marked Nov. 12 when David Perkins sliced through a ribbon at the entrance to Greely High School. This act by the School Administrative District 51 chairman capped off the school's grand opening, an event tha...

  • Bath martial arts instructor tapped as assistant coach on national team

    BATH — Ed Hall is no stranger to major martial arts competitions. When he travels to Jamaica for a world championship martial arts competition in January, though, he won't be fighting. Hall, who runs

  • Better Day's ahead: Yarmouth Route 1 landmark gets structural overhaul

    YARMOUTH — A well-known seafood shack on Route 1 is propped up on stilts and getting a much-needed structural overhaul. By the time the restaurant reopens next spring, Day's Crabmeat & Lobster at 1269 Route 1 will have a new foundation, deck and paved parking lot. Owners Dennis an...

  • Portland police charge boyfriend in Gorham woman's murder

    PORTLAND — Police Tuesday said they arrested a Portland man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend. William Hanaman, 51, was charged with the murder of Marion Shea, 47, according to police Capt. Ted Ross. Police remained tight-lipped about other details surrounding last week...