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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • 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...

  • Brunswick Fire Department chief to retire in April

    BRUNSWICK — Clark Labbe will retire as fire chief on April 2, 2010, he announced Monday in a letter to Town Manager Gary Brown. Labbe, 54, has served 37 years with the Brunswick Fire Department. Five of those years have been as chief. "The men and women of the Br...