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  • Portland ferries running; storm forces air, rail cancellations

    PORTLAND — All of Tuesday's departing flights from the Portland International Jetport have been cancelled in advance of the coming winter storm, according to the Jetport website. The Jetport will remain...

  • Falmouth High School gets study-abroad funding

    PORTLAND — The Council on International Education Exchange announced Jan. 20 it would give more than $500,000 in study abroad scholarships to 100 schools nationally, including Falmouth High School. The funding is part of CIEE's Generation Study Abroad pledge, which aims to provide $2...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district considers turf field, performing arts center

    CUMBERLAND — An artificial turf field and performing arts center will be subjects of a School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors workshop Monday, Jan. 5. "There's been a lot of interest, I think, in the community" around both projects, and committees have been tasked with ...

  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday, Dec. 26, before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state medical examiner's office, Maine Dep...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine has been awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in ...

  • Portland pair roll the dice on robot board game

    PORTLAND — Giant, battling robots are coming, but not the kind made of iron and steel. These robots are made of playing cards, and their attacks are dictated by the roll of dice. They are part of a card game called PBL Robots, designed by W...

  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Cape Elizabeth Land Trust sets leash rule for dogs in Robinson Woods

    South Portland resident Fiona Russell walks through Robinson Woods in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday, Dec. 21, with her 3-year-old beagle mix (who, coincidentally, is also named Russell). Russell said she doesn't mind the new rule that requires dogs to be leashed in the woods.

  • South Portland city councilor: Raise the minimum wage

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Newly elected City Councilor Brad Fox has requested a workshop to discuss increasing the minimum wage in the city.  "The workshop would follow Portland's lead and investigate the possibility of raising the minimum wage here in South Portland," Fox said...