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  • Portland Public Library seeks new 'friends'

    PORTLAND — Friends of Portland Public Library launched a membership drive May 14. The new organization hopes to gain at least 400 members in its first year. Friends President Ted Spitzer, who is also a member of the library Board of Trustees, said this week that library officials ...

  • Correction

    Last week's Falmouth Police Beat should have reported that Kyra Pardue was arrested on 4/15 at 4:56 p.m. on charges of robbery and assault at Rainbow Toys. Juliette Steinbach is the owner of Rainbow Toys.

  • Portland police say man had rifle behind school

    PORTLAND — A police officer making his normal rounds at Portland High School Monday morning came across a man who was allegedly loading a high power rifle in the alley behind the downtown school. Officer Steve Black, a resource officer at the high school, was in Freshman Alley aro...

  • SAD 75 board OKs $36M budget, including laptop computers for high school students

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $36.3 million budget for fiscal 2010. The budget – which must still be approved at a district budget meeting Saturday, May 30, and by a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 9 – ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council needs more time on business zone, traffic signal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Monday postponed a decision on a Business-A zoning overhaul and further deferred discussion on installing a traffic signal at the town center intersection. A public hearing on the BA overhaul, which includes the rezoning of 553 Shore Road into the...

  • Scarborough gathering set to encourage small businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — By maintaining strong connections with each other, sharing strategies and working collaboratively to combat the effects of a poor economy, small businesses can increase their chances for success and growth during hard times. That's the message organizer Karen D'Andre...

  • Skowhegan man to be arraigned Monday for South Portland shooting death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A 50-year-old Skowhegan man accused of killing a South Portland man is free on bail after turning himself in to authorities on Tuesday. Malcolm "Bruce" LaVallee-Davidson is scheduled to be arraigned on a manslaughter charge in Cumberland County Superior...

  • Scarborough students' fundraiser to benefit Preble Street Resource Center

    SCARBOROUGH — Empty bowls can mean full plates for many who would otherwise go hungry. The Empty Bowls Project, out of North Carolina, is a national effort to combat hunger by encouraging participants to...