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  • Harpswell floats aquaculture permit plan to protect clamflats

    HARPSWELL — Resident clammers are putting the final touches on an ambitious plan to protect almost 900 acres of intertidal mudflats through the broad application of municipal aquaculture permits. The Marine Resources Committee intends to propose an ordinance amendment that would...

  • South Portland confident about pool of school chief candidates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board has begun its search for the successor to Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin, who will leave the post June 30, 2015.  Job advertisements have been placed in The Boston Globe, Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram, board chai...

  • Grant program could help Portland businesses expand, create jobs

    PORTLAND — A walk through the Old Port reveals how the recession is affecting local small businesses. Over the past year, for-lease signs have replaced open signs in some of the city's most coveted storefronts. "I walk down the street and it's disappointing," Councilor Cheryl Leeman said...

  • Portland's LearningWorks, Literacy Volunteers merge

    PORTLAND — Literacy Volunteers-Greater Portland announced last week that it has merged with West End-based LearningWorks. The two non-profits each offer literacy classes for adults. The merger will allow Literacy Volunteers to take advantage of the resources and infrastructure of the lar...

  • Portland police presents

    Eight local kids who had the best answers to the question "Why I want to go shopping with a police officer?" were selected from more than 100 applicants last week to participate in the second annual Shop With a Cop program, sponsored by the Portland Police Department and it's two unions. The officer...

  • Foundation seeks online votes for $10K grant

    PORTLAND — An award-winning after-school program for low-income and under-served middle school students in Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties is one of 50 finalists for a $10,000 grant. The grant winner will be chosen through an online poll on Facebook, which will accept votes t...

  • Portland Water District adopts budget, expects rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees recently approved a $47.8 million budget for 2010 that includes a more than 3 percent mid-year rate hike. The $37.2 million operating portion is essentially the same funding as the current budget, spokeswoman Michelle Clements said in a pre...

  • Bay Ferries kills The Cat between Portland, Nova Scotia

    PORTLAND — Operators of the high-speed ferry known as The Cat announced today that they will no longer offer seasonal service between Maine and Nova Scotia. Bay Ferries Ltd. has operated the ferry between Portland, Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, since May 2006. Service by The ...

  • City considers LEED building code, transit TIF

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Tuesday discussed creating a new program to fund an expansion of public transportation services and drafting an ordinance requiring some building projects to be certified as energy efficient.  Councilors met with representatives from the Main...

  • SEDCO board of directors has openings

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has two openings on its board of directors. Interested applicants may download an application from SEDCO's Web site or t...