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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...

  • South Portland disputes TABOR proponents' ethics complaint over property tax mailing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices on Nov. 19 will consider a request to investigate whether the city broke the law when it sent a mailing to 9,300 homeowners expressing opposition to two statewide ballot questions. The mailing, incl...

  • Pivotal time for South Portland housing for disabled adults

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two months ago, Anna Bulger could go to the bowling alley, rent a pair of shoes, play a few strings, socialize with friends and pay the cashier without too much of a problem. But since Anna turned 21 on June 30 and became a legal adult, her mother said the social ski... 2

  • Trustee imposed on M.W. Sewall & Co.; Bath business files reorganization plan

    PORTLAND — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Tuesday ordered appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee to run M.W. Sewall & Co., the Bath fuel company that filed for bankruptcy protection in March. Meanwhile, the family owned company has filed a plan of reorganization which, if appr...

  • MOHIBA continues to bind Bath community with ‘amazing glue’

    BATH — The Morse High Bazaar, commonly known as MOHIBA, hits the stage this year with a returning director, big screens, a plethora of skits – George Burns and Gracie Allen, too. A tradition since the 1920s, MOHIBA takes place at Morse's Montgomery Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, No...

  • Open house set at Falmouth's River Point

    FALMOUTH — The public is invited to an open house at River Point Conservation Area from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. Hosted by the town's Conservation Commission, the event will offer guided tours of portions of the 41-acre property, which is bordered by the Presumpscot and Pis...

  • Construction begins on Middle Rd. in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A major reconstruction project on Middle Road from Pleasant Hill to Ledgewood began Wednesday, Oct. 28. Repaving of the road is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

  • Freeport street disappears

    Workers from Jaiden Landscaping of Durham are busy this week, converting the intersection of Morse Street and Main Street in Freeport into sidewalk and open space. Morse Street previously provided access to parking behind the L.L. Bean flagship store.

  • Route 1 fire in Yarmouth

    Firefighters battle a stubbon fire that engulfed a Ford SUV driven by David Elliott of Yarmouth on Route 1 near the Muddy Rudder restaurant Monday, Oct. 26, at about 8 a.m. Elliott was the only one in the vehicle and he got out safely. Firefighters from Yarmouth, Freeport and Cumberland responded, a...