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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...

  • Yarmouth school, municipal boards explore collaboration

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council and School Committee met Aug. 20 to discuss ways to improve their collaborative efforts. The two boards agreed to work together to identify shared services and to save money. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the purpose of the meeting was ...

  • Film production studio opens in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Maine Studios, a new film production facility on Presumpscot Street, officially opened this week. Filmmakers and state leaders are hoping the studios will boost Maine's film industry. "This will bring under one roof some of Maine's most creative min... 1

  • Revitalized GrowSmart settles into Portland, receives grant

    PORTLAND — Nearly three months ago, GrowSmart Maine, the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," almost folded. Founder and Executive D...

  • Several Portland candidates to run uncontested in November

    PORTLAND — City elections in November could be a quiet affair, with several elections uncontested unless write-in candidates appear. Nomination papers were due at the city clerk's office Monday, Aug. 24, for candidates to be on the Nov. 3 ballot. Of the three City Coun...

  • Maine State Ballet holds open house, auditions

    FALMOUTH — The Maine State Ballet will hold an open house for students and their families from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at its studio on Route 1 in Falmouth. The dance company will also hold open auditions for "The Nutcracker" Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10 and 11: ...

  • PROP to close Redbank Head Start center in South Portland on Sept. 30

    PORTLAND — The People's Regional Opportunity Program last week announced it will close the Redbank Head Start/Child-Care Center at 72 MacAurthur Circle in South Portland.  Although the center is equipped to serve 30 children, about 14 children are expected to be affected when the...

  • Portland school officials to hold hearing on alternative plan for laptop computers

    PORTLAND — The School Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, Aug. 26, on a plan to purchase more than 2,000 netbook computers for high school students. Buying netbooks surfaced as an alternative to participating the Maine Laptop Computer Initiative, which is being...

  • Principal, 2 teachers leaving Peaks Island school, where the mission may change

    PORTLAND — Radical changes could be in store for the 50-student Peaks Island Elementary School, considered by many islanders the life-blood of the community. The School Department is poised to revise the school's mission, which could change from traditional education to an expedit...