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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Do-it-yourself delicious

    The line was long, but worth the wait, because Saturday, Nov. 28, was the annual make-your-own candy cane event at Len Libby Candies in Scarborough. Aidan Wood, 5, of Portland, admires his bow-tie candy cane. "I'm gonna hang it on the tree," he said.

  • Youth Alternatives launches holiday gift drive

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Youth Alternatives Ingraham, a social service agency at Brick Hill, is giving residents four ways to help the less fortunate this holiday season. People can host a "Giving Tree&qu...

  • Youth Alternatives launches holiday gift drive

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Youth Alternatives Ingraham, a social service agency at Brick Hill, is giving residents four ways to help the less fortunate this holiday season. People can host a "Giving Tree&qu...

  • Man allegedly drags ATM out of store, leads police on chase

    SCARBOROUGH — The theft of an automated teller machine on Sunday night at a Mussey Road convenience store played out like the plot line for a 2009 version of Woody Allen's 1969 movie, "Take the Money and Run." But instead of the inept Allen getting his hand caught in the...

  • Resource fair planned for Redbank, Brick Hill families in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are joining with social service professionals to educate residents living in the Redbank and Brick Hill areas about services being offered at the new resource hub and by more than a dozen local organizations. The resource fair will take place on Thu...

  • Resource fair planned for Redbank, Brick Hill families in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are joining with social service professionals to educate residents living in the Redbank and Brick Hill areas about services being offered at the new resource hub and by more than a dozen local organizations. The resource fair will take place on Thu...

  • Compliance with policies problematic for S. P. School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although School Board rules require four meetings a year with the superintendent of schools, to set goals and evaluate her job performance, it appears the board is not meeting its obligations. Although the board chairman, in response to a written request for informat...

  • Preschoolers can get H1N1 vaccinations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH —The town and Visiting Nurses Association Home Health & Hospice will be holding a regional preschool H1N1 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 at St. Maximilian Church on Black Point Road. The clinic is open only to children age 6 months to 5 ye...