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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • High school schedule the subject of Jan. 20 forum

    PORTLAND — A new schedule for the city's high schools will be discussed at a community forum scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Portland Exposition Building. The proposed common high school schedule was drafted by a 28-member task force and presented to the School Committee on Dec. 16....

  • United Way of Greater Portland announces new CEO

    PORTLAND — The United Way of Greater Portland has hired a new president and chief executive officer. Suzanne McCormick will replace Meg Baxter, who served as president of the organization for 20 years. McCormick most recently has been president of the People's Regional Opportu...

  • Just chillin'

    A small but hardy band of souls plunged into the frigid waters of Casco Bay to spotlight the problem of global warming on the last day of 2009 for the Natural Resources Council of Maine's second annual Polar Plunge at East End Beach in Portland.

  • A year after Yarmouth arson fire, developers rebuild on Route 1

    YARMOUTH — The anniversary of the fire that destroyed a commercial building at 500 Route 1 is being marked with the hope for new business opportunities. Although the fire displaced more than two dozen small businesses, property owners Art and Elizabeth Dyer are rebuilding and ho...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls prepares for February opening in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Faculty and staff are completing last-minute details before the country's first residential science and leadership semester high school for girls opens next month. Ginger Jones, development and marketing director for

  • Nominees sought for ecomaine awards

    PORTLAND — Ecomaine is accepting nominations for its "eco-Excellence Awards," presented annually to residents who have made a difference by increasing environmental responsibility and sustainability in their communities. Nominations, along with a brief description of the nominee's gr...

  • Opinions mixed in Cape Elizabeth workshop on fees at Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although voters rejected non-resident fees for use of Fort Williams Park in November 2006, the discussion has resurfaced in anticipation of tighter budgets in coming years. At a Town Council workshop Monday night, about 50 residents gathered to hear about the Fo...

  • Community arts center proposed for Portland's East Bayside

    PORTLAND — A former church on Mayo Street, vacant for more than two years, may once again open as a community and arts center. Local artist Blainor McGough has applied to the city for permission to turn 10-12 Mayo St. into Mayo Street Arts, which would include a gallery, performance ...