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  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach: Seaside sandbox or litter box for dogs? Voters to decide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Election Day, residents will decide whether to severely limit dogs on Willard Beach. The referendum facing voters on Nov. 3 would ban dogs from the beach from April 15 to Oct. 15 and only allow them between Oct. 16 and April 14 if they are leashed. ...

  • Distinct choices in District 3 for South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are three candidates vying to replace incumbent City Councilor Jim Soule in

  • Portland flu clinics postponed

    PORTLAND — The four remaining city-sponsored flu clinics have been postponed because shipments of the vaccine have been delayed. The postponed vaccination clinics were scheduled for Oct. 22 at St. Pius X Church, Oct. 26 at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Oct. 27 at...

  • Falmouth School Board, expecting budget cuts, asks public to rate programs

    FALMOUTH — With the looming possibility of more state funding reductions and a further curtailment that would squeeze the pared-down school budget, the School Board will begin a series of dialogs with the public to determine what programs and activities are most important to the community.

  • Economic development bedevils Falmouth Town Council

    FALMOUTH — The only area on which the Falmouth Town Council appears to agree when discussing a proposed Economic Development Committee is the need for better definition of its purpose and function. During a workshop at last week's meeting, Councilor David Libby requested the go-ah...

  • UPDATE: Sentencing rescheduled for N.H. man who started fires in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Sentencing was postponed Monday for the man who admitted starting multi-million-dollar office fires in Yarmouth and York last January. Sentencing is now scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in Federal District Court. Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., ple...

  • Chebeague Internet provider seeks funds to improve service

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Only 10 miles from Maine's largest city, Chebeague Island remains wanting when it comes to broadband Internet service and cell phone access, David Hill said Monday. Hill and sister-in-law and fellow Chebeague resident Beverly Johnson founded chebeague.net a fe...

  • Cumberland teen scores again in Bon Jovi music video

    CUMBERLAND — What do President Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King Jr. and the former manager of the Greely High School varsity boys basketball team have in common? Patrick Thibodeau, the former team manager, is featured with those luminaries in Bon Jovi's new music...