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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • Bus service seeks public input on proposed fare hikes in Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — The board of directors of the bus service in Portland, Falmouth and Westbrook has scheduled three public hearings to discuss proposed fare increases. The Metro board is considering raising the price of a single fare to $1.50 from $1.25; a 10-ride book from $11 to $14; and a mo...

  • Effort underway to tackle food insecurity in Cumberland County

    PORTLAND — A coalition of about 40 public, private and non-profit organizations is working to increase accessibility to food for those who need it. The coalition has launched the Campaign to Promote Food Security, an effort to ensure food access for vulnerable populations throughout Cumb...

  • New trail planned for Portland's Eastern Promenade

    PORTLAND — Friends of the Eastern Promenade is leading an effort to build a proper trail from the Loring Memorial down to the Eastern Promenade Trail near Marginal Way. The Loring Trail would replace a well-worn path that currently cuts up the steep hill and resembles a ravine. In ad...

  • IRS offers Saturday help for some taxpayers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Internal Revenue Service will open offices in South Portland and Augusta on Saturday, Jan. 30, to provide assistance to taxpayers eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The additional office hours are for those taxpayers who cannot make regular business hours...

  • Clean-up continues after ammonia leak forces evacuation of Portland neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Crews were expected to finish cleaning up contamination at a cold storage facility by midweek, following an ammonia leak that forced the evacuation of about 75 homes for several hours on Friday, Jan. 22. Firefighters responded to the report of an ammonia leak at AmeriCold ...

  • UPDATE: No weapon found after new threat at Portland middle school

    PORTLAND — Lyman Moore Middle School was locked down Monday for the second time this month following the discovery of another threat of violence. Principal Lee Crocker said a student reported the threat, indicating the presence of a weapon, written on a restroom wall early in the aft...

  • Scarborough Winterfest

    Sunny and warm weather on Jan. 16 made the Scarborough Winterfest seem more like Late Springfest, but it brought out a lot of people for events centered around the town skating rink and athletic fields. A highlight were the dog sled rides, led by Stephen Madera, a registered Maine guide from Abbott....

  • Correction

    A photo caption on Page 1 of the Jan. 15 edition should have stated that only part of a complaint filed last summer by the state attorney general’s office over alleged financial management at the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding (later known as Freedom Reins) has been settled. T...