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  • Volk versus Boyle for Scarborough senate seat

    SCARBOROUGH — In a match-up of two serving legislators, two-term state Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is challenging incumbent first-term Sen. Jim Boyle, D-Gorham, in Senate District 30.  Formerly Senate District 6, the new district includes Gorham, Buxton and most of Scarbo...

  • South Portland House race draws 3-candidate field

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three candidates are competing for the open seat to represent House District 33 in the state Legislature. Democrat Rosemarie De Angelis, Republican Kevin Battle and Green Independent Andrew Reddy are on the ballot in November.

  • Portland's rental assistance program open to new applicants through July 31

    PORTLAND — After being closed for three years, the Portland Housing Authority has opened its Section 8 housing voucher program to new applicants. Deputy Director Mark Adelson said the opening of the waiting comes at a time when more families are looking for help because they have...

  • Portland firefighters continue fight against layoffs

    PORTLAND — Members of the local firefighters union, unhappy with recent layoffs in their department, are now disputing how administrators chose who to fire. City Manager Joe Gray, meanwhile, says the union is making false statements about contract negotiations and the timing of the ...

  • Portland society celebrates 200 years of Bible work

    PORTLAND — The Bible Society of Maine is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year with a display at the Portland Public Library and a bicentennial dinner reception. The society, located at 519 Congress St., donates thousands of Bibles each year to Maine prisons, church outreach...

  • Its opening delayed, natural playground in Portland's Deering Oaks Park still inspired

    PORTLAND — After a month's delay, crews are back to work on a new creative play-scape in Deering Oaks Park. City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said the project was originally scheduled to be complete by July 1, but a nearly month-long delay brought on by a rainy June pushed the finish...

  • Portland police put new effort into relationship with local kids

    PORTLAND — Police Officer Henry Small, a member of the Hazardous Devices Unit, has been, on occasion, called away from his family to deactivate bombs in an 85-pound armored suit and a helmet as heavy as a bowling ball. Officer Andrew Hutchins of the diving team has had to plunge into chilly wa... 1

  • Portland Regency owner withdraws proposal for hotel on Maine Wharf

    PORTLAND — An Old Port hotel owner has stopped pursuing plans to build a boutique waterfront hotel on a Commercial Street wharf. In a July 10 letter to City Planner Bill Needelman, copied to several city officials, an attorney for Eric Cianchette informed Needelman that Cianchette...

  • South Portland police search for suspect in Thornton Heights stabbing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing that occurred near Thornton Heights Sunday night. Sgt. Joe Dell'Aquila said officers were called to 20 Memory Lane at 11... 1

  • 2-day Harpswell Festival kicks off July 25

    HARPSWELL — The sixth annual Harpswell Festival begins Saturday, July 25, at Mitchell Field. The festival will span a day and a half and will feature fireworks, food, kids' activities and live music at the scenic venue. The event kick offs at 5 p.m. on July 25. Fireworks are sched...