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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Netbooks for high school students now up to Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — After several hours of discussion, the School Committee last week voted 6-3 for a $1.3 million plan to buy more than 2,100 Dell netbook computers high school students. The plan also includes buying the nearly 1,200 Apple iBooks now used in the middle schools, which are bei...

  • Expect delays during Gray Road bridge work in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation on Friday said motorists who travel along the section of the Gray Road that includes the Route 100/Route 26 bridge to expect delays next week and suggested they seek alternate routes while crews repair the underside of the bridge. ...

  • Ride of her life

    Flossie Morgridge wanted to ride in an aerial lift for her 95th birthday, so her relatives and some helpful employees at Handyman Rental on Main Street in South Portland teamed up to make her wish come true on Wednesday. After being serenaded with "Happy Birthday," Flossie yells down to her friends ...

  • 4 drivers cited in South Portland sobriety check

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland, Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments teamed up to fight drunk driving on the evening of Aug. 28. Approximately 523 vehicles, traveling from Portland into South Portland on Route 77, were briefly stopped and contacted by officers at t...

  • Scarborough councilors, School Board members face re-election challenges

    SCARBOROUGH — Challengers will face incumbents in the Town Council and Board of Education elections this fall. The deadline for returning nomination papers was the close of business Wednesday. Eleven candidates for seven elected positions filed papers, with four candidates on the ...

  • Bath police to run sobriety checkpoint

    BATH — The Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Labor Day weekend from Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. Motorists will be briefly stopped, checked and given a pamphlet explaining the department's mission. The checkpoint is funded through ...

  • Seminar to dissect new lead rules

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Area Housing Association will host a seminar Tuesday, Sept. 8, on new rules governing lead-safe work practices. The seminar, geared toward contractors and builders, will be held at the China Rose restaurant at 5 p.m.  Rick Reibstein, a forme...

  • Scarborough councilors keen on TIF for Konica building project

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors reacted positively to an initial request for tax increment financing from a developer who wants to rework a vacant Route 1 building and turn it into office space. A representative of the seller of the Konica Minolta building on Route 1 presented the TIF ...