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  • 'Banner year' for Yarmouth Clam Festival

    YARMOUTH — Last weekend's 49th annual Clam Festival, with its 6,000 pounds of clams and 145 craft show booths, attracted one of its biggest turnouts in recent years. According to Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Schuster, there were 130,000-150,000 people ...

  • 2 men sought after Portland armed robbery

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking two men in connection with a Sunday night home invasion and armed robbery at 66 Smith St. Lt. James Sweatt said Monday in a press release that no one was hurt in the 9:30 p.m. incident, although the alleged robbers fired a shot that struck the door of an...

  • Brunswick voters approve $33.4M school budget

    BRUNSWICK — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified a $33.4 million budget for the Brunswick School Department. Voters accepted the spending plan, 617-128, a nearly 5-1 margin. According to Town Clerk Fran Smith, 746 voters cast ballots during the state-mandated budget validatio...

  • SAD 75 board to review impact of Harpswell school consolidation

    HARPSWELL — Before it approaches a decision on whether Harpswell's two elementary schools should consolidate, the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors will review a finding of fact produced by a committee looking into the proposal and hear input from a public hearing to be he...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs business zone overhaul, rezones Shore Road home over neighbors' objections

    CAPE ELIZABETH — To the disappointment of some Charles Road residents and the joyful tears of 553 Shore Road owner Lee Wilson, the Town Council on Monday approved an overhaul of the Business-A zone, including the rezoning of Wilson's lot into the business district. The 553 Shore ...

  • Accidental shooting in Pownal injures Portland man

    POWNAL — A 19-year-old Portland man was shot in the arm by a 17-year-old boy at a house on Elmwood Road on Monday, June 8. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said Tristam W. Coffin, of Stevens Avenue in Portland, was taken to Maine Medical Center for a non-life threatening...

  • Portland road construction challenges drivers, residents

    PORTLAND — If you've driven in the vicinity of Ocean Avenue recently, there's a good chance you were stopped by a man in a construction hat, holding a stop sign. City Councilor Cheryl Leeman, whose District 4 is taking the brunt of the summer construction projects, said she's been...

  • Portland High School to host Bayside World Market & Festival

    PORTLAND — There's good news for people who didn't party enough at last weekend's Old Port Festival. The Bayside World Market and Fair will take place Saturday, June 13, at Portland High School. The festival is organized by the School Department and the Bayside Neigh... 2

  • Portland firefighters union steadfast in opposition to wage freeze, expects layoffs

    PORTLAND — As a deadline nears for the city's public safety unions to agree to a pay freeze or face layoffs, firefighters union officials say layoffs are the most likely scenario in their department. The fiscal 2010 city budget passed by the City Council in May calls for laying of...

  • NAACP, elected leaders to meet about racism in Portland schools

    PORTLAND — NAACP representatives are scheduled to meet with the School Committee on Wednesday to discuss racism and the need to provide equal education to all students. The meeting is intended to break the ice about issues of institutional racism and classism, including hiring pra...