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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • CASH coalition offers tax-prep service

    BRUNSWICK — The Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope coalition is offering no-charge tax preparation services until March 30. The coalition will kick off the tax season with Super Refund Saturday, on Feb. 6, at Fort Andross, Suite 111, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Super Refund Sat...

  • Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopers hope Congress approves science bill

    BRUNSWICK — A bill making its way through Congress could help the redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station receive funding for science park projects. The legislation, dubbed the Build a Stronger Amer...

  • Dismal financial outlook kills June bond referendum on South Portland High School renovations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday dropped plans to put a high school renovation bond before voters in June after receiving bad financial news from the superintendent of schools. In light of current and expected budget cuts, Superintendent Suzanne Godin said, the city would...

  • Students to hear talks on economy, technology

    BRUNSWICK — As part of an effort spearheaded by Southern Maine Community College and Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich, nearly 1,000 students from three high schools will take the day on Feb. 1 to learn about Maine’s future in engineering, wind technology and composites. They will al...

  • UPDATE: No gun found in Portland High School lock-down; 7th-grader admits to middle school threat

    PORTLAND — Portland High School was locked down this morning following the discovery of note threatening violence at the school.  PHS Principal Michael Johnson said in a letter to parents sent shortly after 2 p.m. that no weapon was found after students and the school were ...

  • Topsham selectmen to review government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Government Improvement Committee heard support for its work from the small crowd that attended a public input session Monday night, Chairman John Rensenbrink said. After a year’s worth of work, the committee completed its draft report on ways to improve parti...

  • Bath run/walk to aid Haiti earthquake relief

    BATH — InspireME Personal Fitness Training will sponsor a 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk in Bath on Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Participants may register the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at InspireME, 30 Front St. The run/walk b...

  • Habitat, Brunswick foster family team up to build resource exchange center

    BRUNSWICK — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine partnered with a foster family early this month to bring a local clothing exchange closer to fruition.Tammy Cutchen and her husband, Stephen Leeman, plan to open a free clothing and resource exchange for area foster children and their ...