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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • North Yarmouth residents tell selectmen to be transparent

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Two weeks after the audio portion of the cable TV feed of a Board of Selectmen's meeting was intentionally cut, residents on Tuesday urged the board to be more transparent. Continued criticism of

  • Portland Planning Board approves big Bayside project, with conditions

    PORTLAND — The residential and retail complex known as Midtown was approved unanimously by the Planning Board on Tuesday night, after a five-hour public hearing, five years after it was proposed. But conditions attached to the site plan approval will still require Miami-based Fe...

  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Falmouth land use discussion gets heated

    FALMOUTH — Tension grew at times when members of the public weighed in last week on proposed land use policies to implement the town's Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from...

  • Portland City Council works on welfare strategy

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday girded themselves for the potential $7 million loss of state aid reimbursements to the city's General Assistance program. "I don't think we can afford to pick up what the state won't pay for," Councilor Jill Duson said in a workshop session that f...

  • Portland garage policy piques islanders

    PORTLAND — A change at the Casco Bay Lines garage has stirred island residents who say it means they can't use the Commercial Street building. Last month, island residents who pay for monthly parking received letters telling them they had to come in by Feb. 24 to renew their passes b...

  • Portland International Jetport plans for a sustainable future

    PORTLAND — A brisk breeze sliced through the air last week as Dave Tourigny cleared snow from the the top floor of the Portland International Jetport parking garage. Meanwhile, just off Jetport Boulevard, vehicles squeezed past a South Portland-based Clean Harbors tanker truck unload...