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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • November election to fill vacancy on Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors said they were blindsided, but are coping with the resignation of former Chairman Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, ran unsuccessfully in the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate District 25. He resigned from the council...

  • Scarborough nonprofit gives Portland girl gift of mobility

    PORTLAND — A Scarborough nonprofit's gift of a pediatric wheelchair will help a local child with a rare arterial disease travel to school safely and better experience the city of Portland. After receiving radiation treatment for a brain tumor, Desiray Gallerani developed Moyamoy...

  • 'Famous Mainahs' to help launch 49th Yarmouth Clam Festival

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Clam Festival parade always has a grand marshal. One grand marshal. This year, with a theme of "Famous Mainahs," there will be eight honorees. The 49th annual festival will feature a variety of famous Mainers in its Friday night parade, including ultima...

  • State panel rules Brunswick Junior High School discriminated against student who was bullied

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Human Rights Commission on Monday ruled there are reasonable grounds to believe the Brunswick School Department discriminated against a Brunswick Junior High School student. In a complaint filed in 2012, the student's mother claimed her 13-year-old son was emoti...

  • SAD 75 board OKs funding for Topsham stage repair

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors unanimously approved contributing about $5,700 from a fund balance for a new stage surface at the Orion Performing Arts Center. A fundraising campaign by the center's advisory committee raised about $12,400 for the pr...

  • Portland City Council, School Board openings attract potential candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers are available for candidates to be on the ballot in the Nov. 4 city election. Early interest suggests two City Council races, in District 4 and District 5, will be lively. Councilors Cheryl Leeman, of District 4, and John Coyne, District 5,

  • Portland bar's liquor license appeal to be heard in September

    PORTLAND — The owner of Sangillo's Tavern will get a chance to argue why he shouldn't lose his liquor license in an appeal hearing scheduled Sept. 11 in Council Chambers at City Hall. The bar at 18 Hampshire St. lost its license after a 5-4 City Council vote April 7. It has remained ...

  • Cardboard boat races new for Compass Project in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual festival to raise money for the Compass Project will add a sink-or-swim element Saturday, July 19, when contestants build and race cardboard boats. The festival runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pebble Beach and the Eastern Promenade, with live music from Jerks of Grass...