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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • 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...

  • Portland's Deering High gets $45K from CIEE for study abroad

    PORTLAND — The Council on International Educational Exchange has given Deering High School scholarships totalling $45,000 to send students abroad. Portland-based CIEE announced the scholarships on Jan. 26. Both programs, the Global Navigator Scholarship and the Girl Rising program, w...

  • Portland schools to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

    PORTLAND — The School Board began updating its policies Jan. 20 by holding first readings of proposed new rules on service animals and tobacco use in schools. The policies are scheduled to be voted on at the Feb. 3 meeting. The policy prohibiting tobacco use now includes elect...

  • Portland bans street parking, cancels trash removal during blizzard

    PORTLAND — A citywide parking ban begins tonight at 10 and extends through 6 a.m. Wednesday, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Monday. There will be no solid waste collection Tuesday and Wednesday, Grondin also said, because of the blizzard predicted for tonight th...

  • Portland mayor concedes minimum wage won't happen this year

    PORTLAND — A citywide minimum wage is probably coming, but not at the level or the speed sought by Mayor Michael Brennan. In a 90-minute meeting of the City Council Finance Committee on Jan. 22, Councilors Jon Hinck and Jill Duson and committee Chairman Councilor Nick Mavodones ...

  • Bath museum's latest exhibit is nod to its roots

    BATH — It started 53 years ago as a history book project. Now, the Maine Maritime Museum has grown into an institution known around the world. Its latest exhibit, "Ocean Bound: Three Centuries of Library Treasures," showcases the 243 Washington St. museum's research library, c...

  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...