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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Update: Freeport Police say boy found on I-295 played a prank

    FREEPORT — Police say a boy found walking along I-295 this morning was playing a prank. Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the boy's prank "tied up a lot of people's time and resources," but that the situation could have been worse. The boy has be...

  • New Scarborough Wal-Mart opens this week

    SCARBOROUGH —The new Wal-Mart store in Scarborough will open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 a.m., following a 7 a.m. grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration featuring local officials and music from a Scarborough elementary school chorus. The 208,000-square-foot ...

  • Citizens pinpoint priority areas at Bath trails forum

    BATH — There is tremendous citizen interest in trails within the city limits, if a Bath Trails group public forum last week is any evidence. Steve Balboni, the city's parks and recreation director, said there is particular interest in trails along Bath's riverfront, as well as in...

  • South Portland nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...

  • SAD 75 draft budget increases to $36M

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75's current draft budget for fiscal 2010 is nearly $36 million, an increase of more than $18,000 over current budget. Of that amount, the total local contribution for taxpayers stands at about $19 million. Broken down over SAD 75's four t...

  • South Portland official settles embezzlement case, claims no impact on city job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dana Anderson, the director of the city's largest municipal department, has settled a lawsuit that accused him of embezzling more than $37,500 from a local nonprofit association of basketball officials. While unrelated to his city job, some aspects of the case –... 1