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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...

  • Cape Elizabeth budget eliminates local emergency dispatch

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday approved an $8.5 million fiscal 2010 budget that includes regionalization of emergency dispatch service. The budget represents a 3 percent decrease from this year. Dispatch will join Portland and South Portland for an anticipated savings...

  • South Portland library outlines post-layoff plans for teen patrons

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Library Director Kevin Davis has released his plans for creating a dedicated space for young adults at the main branch on Broadway. The main branch used to have a stand-alone room for young adults in the basement, but it was abruptly closed after the February lay...

  • Green season

    Warmer weather means the growing season is here, which keeps Pat Leddy busy organizing and caring for plants in one of the greenhouses at Flaherty's Family Farm in Scarborough. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • Plan would offer recycling to 11 South Portland condo, apartment complexes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council at a workshop Monday night reviewed a plan that would restore recycling services to 11 condominium and apartment complexes that had the service before it was privatized. The plan, however, does nothing to expand recycling to more than 800 other c...

  • South Portland Housing Authority picks new director

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Michael G. Hulsey has been chosen as the South Portland Housing Authority's new executive director. The appointment comes at a time when housing services are increasingly in demand because of the economic downturn and as the agency looks to build new affordable h...

  • Supt.: Closing Harpswell school minimally lengthens bus routes

    HARPSWELL — If the West Harpswell School is closed, alternate bus routes taking those students to the Harpswell Islands School would take only about five to six minutes longer than the current longest trip, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said this week. ...

  • 46 acres to be added to Scarborough Marsh preserve

    SCARBOROUGH — A 46-acre piece of land near the Dunstan River will be added to the 3,200-acre Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area. The Manson Libby Road property was purchased Wednesday from the Gervais Family of Scarborough, who has owned and maintained the land as a worki...

  • Committee promises adjustments in Scarborough budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council's Finance Committee had a chilly response to the School Department's presentation last week in its first examination of the fiscal 2010 budget. In a full-day meeting on April 10, Chairman Shawn Babine,  Ron Ahlquist and Richard Sullivan went throug...