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Portland

  • Binga's Wingas reopens in Yarmouth; new venture planned in Portland

    YARMOUTH — Six months after a fire destroyed the popular business on Congress Street in Portland, Binga's Wingas has reopened in Yarmouth and served 600 diners on its first day. Below the resta...

  • Portland voters to choose Charter Commission members

    PORTLAND — Voters next week will have the chance to decide who will make recommendations that could alter the way the city is governed. There are 19 candidates for Charter Commission. Eight will compete for four at-large seats and each district race has at least two candidates. Th...

  • Portland road work leaves business on the brink

    PORTLAND — Donatelli's Variety at 1223 Washington Ave. is offering a series of specials called the "Stimulus Package." Deals include two pasta dinners with meatballs for $7.95 and three large ham subs plus a liter of Pepsi for $11.99. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., a large ...

  • Memorial Day march

    Parade Marshal Howard Chadbourne II salutes the flag as Portland-area Girl Scouts and Brownies march past the reviewing stand on Monday during the city's Memorial Day Parade on Congress Street.

  • Update: Police tentatively identify murder victim as South Portland woman

    PORTLAND — Police have tentatively identified the woman whose body was found in a burning apartment Monday evening. Her accused killer, meanwhile, remained in Cumberland County Jail pending a judge's decision about bail. The victim, 18-year-old Zoe Sarnacki, was a Sou...

  • Portland skatepark fundraising nears completion

    PORTLAND — Nearly five years after beginning the search for a new skatepark site, the committee responsible for planning and supporting the park is closing in on its fundraising goal. The city announced recently that the Skatepark Committee was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ton...

  • Economic silver lining: Portland gets lower-than-expected bids for school construction

    PORTLAND — City officials say bids for construction projects are coming in below estimates because contractors are hungry for work. The city opened bids May 21 for construction of a new elementary school at the site of the old Baxter School, and found all the bids were at least $2...

  • Abyssinian open for tours this weekend

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House on Newbury Street will be open for tours May 22, 23 and 25. The meeting house is the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country. It is undergoing renovations after years of neglect and abandon left the building in disrepair. ...

  • Portland Police Beat: May 19

    Arrests 5/10 at 1 p.m. David McGlashing, 54, was arrested by Officer Michael Bennis on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and theft. 5/11 at 9:26 a.m. Allison Barclay, 29, of Portland, was arrested by Officer James K...

  • Sudanese community, Portland city leaders continue meetings

    PORTLAND — A leader of the city's Sudanese community this week said he has been satisfied by recent meetings with the new police chief. Tensions between police officers and the city's Sudanese population have been strained over the years as a result of unsolved crimes involving Su...