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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • 'Ride and Slide' in South Portland

    A driver for 207 Taxi adjusts his windshield wipers Tuesday morning on Ocean Street in South portland, as the area was starting to feel the brunt of the blizzard that worked its way up the coast.

  • 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...

  • Bowdoin College in Brunswick chooses Harvard professor as new president

    BRUNSWICK — Clayton S. Rose, a faculty member at Harvard Business School, will take over as president of Bowdoin College on July 1, the college announced Monday morning. Rose, 56, was unanimously approved by the college’s board of trustees on Monday, following the &ld...

  • Former Portland state offices open for business in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new office complex for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor officially opened to clients Monday near the Portland International Jetport.  The $10 million, 75,000-square-foot, two-story facility on Jetport Boulevard...

  • Portland schools to launch new website

    PORTLAND — The School Department will launch a new website on Feb. 2, aiming to improve navigation and with a translation feature for users whose native language is not English. In addition to the department site,

  • Hall School forum postponed; Reed School meeting set

    PORTLAND — A public forum on the new Hall School that was scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. was postponed due to the weather. But the Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to seek public input on the future of the former scho...

  • Portland mayor's goals for city include middle-income housing, connectivity

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan outlined an ambitious course for the city Jan. 21 in his annual State of the City address. “It doesn't start with program or grand master plans," Brennan said. "It starts with values, those we embrace and those we act upon.” Br...