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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...

  • Yarmouth seeks director of economic development

    YARMOUTH — The town plans to hire its first economic development director to lead an effort to attract more businesses. According to the town website, the director will be expected to work with different town departments and services to "support and enhance the features and programs ...

  • Mystery mural: Origin of Town Hall painting piques Falmouth official's curiosity

    FALMOUTH — For the past year, one question has plagued a town official whenever he walks through Town Hall: who painted the large mural in the first-floor hallway? Theo Holtwijk, director of long range planning, has been hunting for an answer to this mystery since last December....

  • Portland Irish center gets $10K preservation grant

    PORTLAND — Things are looking up at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. “There is a lot of good news and we are looking to share it,” Vinny O'Malley, a center advisory council member, said Monday in advance of a Wednesday news conference with Mayor Michael Bren...

  • High school counselor is Bath Citizen of the Year

    BATH — A Morse High School guidance counselor and the organizers of Bath Random Acts of Kindness Day were among those who were honored Saturday on Citizen Involvement Day. The 16th annual awards ceremony was held at Waterfront Park as part of

  • Falmouth police use con to find contractor accused of fraud

    FALMOUTH — Police used a sting operation to arrest a man facing several complaints for home-repair fraud. Richard Myers, 41, was arrested Oct. 8 without incident at a local bar, police said. Myers is accused of taking money to do home repairs and never doing the work. He ...

  • Condominiums considered for Gray Road in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Oct. 7 received a pre-application sketch plan for a a new three-lot, 22-unit residential development off Gray Road. The property, being developed by Turning Point Development, is about a quarter of a mile north of Leighton Road. There's already a...

  • India Street plan heads to Portland council, with some dissent

    PORTLAND — A long-considered study about preserving the India Street neighborhood will be submitted to the full City Council on Monday, Oct. 20. But the India Street Sustainable Neighborhood Plan does not have unanimous support from the committee that created it. "We pushed th...

  • South Portland firefighter in training

    Jackson Hackett, 2, of South Portland, douses mock flames Saturday, Oct. 11, with the help of his father, Aaron Hackett, during an open house at the South Portland Fire Department's Central Station on Broadway. The annual event, which coincided with National Fire Prevention Week, featured equipme...