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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Yarmouth school wins $35K tech award

    YARMOUTH — Frank H. Harrison Middle School was not a national winner of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, but it will receive $35,000 in technology awards as one of 15 finalists. The contest challenged students to demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and mathem...

  • Local resources help Freeport seamstress sew up a startup

    FREEPORT — Russian immigrant Irina Zhidovtseva long dreamed of opening her own tailoring business, but when she decided last fall to take the plunge and make it happen, she wasn't sure how to begin. "Where should I go?" she asked. "Who should I talk to?" She started with the F...

  • SAD 51 board OKs district-wide energy audit

    CUMBERLAND — With natural gas delivery coming soon to the area, School Administrative District 51 is looking into additional ways to maximize its energy efficiency. The SAD 51 Board of Directors voted unanimously March 24 to hire Siemens Building Technologies to conduct a district-wi...

  • Portland landlords, immigrant renters seek understanding

    PORTLAND — Organizers hope a meeting Thursday will take a big step toward improving the relationship between landlords and immigrants. The gathering at King Middle School from 4:30-6:30 p.m. will include Mayor Michael Brennan, Regina Phillips of Refugee Services, Housing and Neighbor...

  • UPDATED: Robotics students raise $7,000, ready to take on the world

    PORTLAND — A high school robotics team proved they're more than meets the eye at a recent statewide competition. Now they're poised to take on the world, especially after raising $7,000 for the trip. Earlier this year, the five-member Portland High School Robotics Team was one of thr...

  • Portland police arrest 2nd arson suspect

    PORTLAND — An 18-year-old city resident faces a Class A arson charge after his arrest Monday in connection with a March 23 fire at 121 Center St. Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder was charged after an interview with police and is the second suspect in a series of eight fires reported in the cit...

  • Cost of new bus dominates Yarmouth school budget discussion

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee presented a draft budget worth nearly $21.25 million, but much of the discussion at a March 27 Town Council meeting revolved around a $100,000 school bus. The budget, adopted by the School Committee on March 13, represents a 2.17-percent increase over ...

  • Portland-area companies among 5 vying for $30K windfall

    PORTLAND — Five Maine independent businesses will pitch their products and services next week to a panel of judges for a chance at $30,000. The final round of Gorham Savings Bank's Launchpad competition will be held April 10 at 6 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the Portland campus of the U...