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  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...

  • South Portland scrambles to close $690K budget gap; pay freezes, layoffs possible

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A state law designed to give businesses tax relief has left the city struggling to fill a more than $690,000 hole in next year's budget. At a special workshop Wednesday evening, the City Council reviewed several options to close the projected revenue shortfall. T...

  • South Portland environmentalists to oppose condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Environmentalists who came together to stop the development of Sawyer Marsh several years ago are getting back together in an effort to prevent development of a wooded parcel southeast of Wilkinson Woods. Residents Keith Bellas and Michelle Bennington are marshal...

  • Fun with food

    Kids at the South Portland Boys & Girls Club make and eat healthy snacks on Wednesday as part of the Junior League of Portland's "Kid's in the Kitchen" healthy foods and lifestyles initiative. Junior Leaguer Katie Soule holds a plate of Rice Krispys that Shantel Anthony, right, and Nyamauch Gai, lef...

  • Worshipers ready for first service in new South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of a Westbrook Street synagogue are realizing a nearly decade-old dream this week: Having a house of worship that is uniquely and distinctly their own. For the last 20 years, ...

  • Mourners remember South Portland shooting victim as probe continues

    SOUTH PORTLAND — While police continue to investigate, dozens of friends gathered April 24 to remember a 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the basement of his Willard Beach neighborhood home nearly two weeks ago. More than 50 people, including the victim's sister, paid thei...

  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...

  • South Portland council considers closed session to review Anderson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday, May 4, will decide whether to go behind closed doors to discuss the performance of the director of the city's largest municipal department. The possible executive session comes after Dana Anderson, the director of Parks, Recreation, Pub...