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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Law firm wants tax break for move to Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — Discussion of a deal months in the works between the city and a prominent law firm is expected to enter the public arena this week, when a City Council committee debates granting a tax break to help move the firm to a waterfront building. Pierce Atwood, currently at One Mo...

  • Portland bowling alley gets $25K city grant

    PORTLAND — A $25,000 grant from the city will help finance the finishing touches for a 12-lane bowling alley in Bayside. Greg Mitchell, the city's economic development director, said the grant for Bowl Portland was approved last week by the Downtown Portland Corp., a city-affiliated ...

  • Portland seeks $11M grant for major changes at 2 high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department is seeking a federal grant that could lead to significant changes at two of the city's three high schools. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said the district is finalizing an application for a five-year, $11 million federal grant to make s...

  • Floodplain maps put homeowners in harm's way

    YARMOUTH — There's a sliver of water running behind Jamie Brookes' house on

  • Celebrating the life of Judge Frank M. Coffin

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer listens to a speaker as friends, family and colleagues gathered Saturday, May 8, at the University of Southern Maine's Abromson Community Education Center in Portland to celebrate the life of Frank M. Coffin, the former congressman, chief judge of the U.S...

  • Scarborough High School senior dies in prom-night crash

    SCARBOROUGH — A high school senior was killed and three other teenagers were injured when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of Payne Road and Holmes Road Saturday evening. Police said Stephen Delano, 18, and Kevin Grondin, who graduated from Scarboro...

  • Brunswick teachers accept wage freeze, keep step increases

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department and the teachers union on Thursday agreed to a two-year contract that includes a one-year wage freeze and a two-year moratorium on district-paid coursework. The two-year agreement paved the way for a $32.8 million spending plan for fiscal 2011. The p...

  • South Portland residents OK school budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Turnout was light, but residents on Thursday, May 6, approved a $41.6 million school budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget, which eliminates 25 jobs, was approved 844-497 and is expected to increase the school share of the local tax rate by 11 cen...