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  • Portland budget hearing a quiet affair

    PORTLAND — Only three people showed up Monday night to comment on the $189 million city budget proposed for fiscal year 2010. The display of public comment contrasted sharply with budget hearings a year ago, when dozens of people showed up to speak against cuts to police and fire...

  • Council sends school budget to Portland voters

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved the School Committee's proposed budget for fiscal 2010. On Tuesday, May 12, residents will have their say. The school budget referendum will be the second citywide vote on school spending since the state Legislature enacted Gov. John ...

  • Craig takes reins at Portland Police Department

    PORTLAND — New Police Chief James Craig said he wants to do a lot quickly, both within the Police Department and in the community. On his first day as the city's top cop, though, Craig's goal Monday was to meet as many of his officers and staff as possible, aware it may take a whi...

  • Portland schools, athletics careful amid swine flu threat

    PORTLAND — The School Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to sanitation and treatment of sick faculty and students in light of the so-called swine flu that is spreading around the globe. Schools have stepped up the frequency of classroom cleaning and sterilizatio...

  • Maine College of Art to open new Portland lecture hall

    PORTLAND — Maine College of Art opens a new multimedia lecture hall this week, the latest addition to the art school's downtown campus. Osher Hall is in the Porteous Building at 522 Congress St. The lecture hall seats 112 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology so ...

  • There's a new chief in town

    Portland's new chief of police, James Craig, is joined in the State of Maine Room at City Hall by his wife Mary, left, daughter Erica and mother Eleanor, Friday morning after being sworn in. Craig, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, who most recently was commanding officer of LA...

  • ACLU leader coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — American Civil Liberties Union President Susan Herman is scheduled to speak May 6 at the Maine School of Law. Herman, a centennial professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and an expert on the Supreme Court and criminal procedure, will deliver a speech called "Tortu...

  • Craig to be sworn in as Portland top cop

    PORTLAND — James Craig will be sworn in as the city's 18th police chief Friday, during a ceremony at City Hall. Craig was selected to become police chief in February by City Manager Joe Gray, and the City Council approved Gray's pick unanimously March 2. Craig is a 28-...

  • Two-wheeled winner

    Kai Gallivan of Yarmouth and his dad Kerry found just the right Huffy on Sunday at the Great Maine Bike Swap at the University of Southern Maine. They were among hundreds who attended the event sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, USM's Office of Environmental Sustainability and the student-...

  • Portland Darfuri honored for peace efforts

    PORTLAND — El-Fadel Arbab received the 2009 Peacekeeper of the Year award on Saturday at Peace Action Maine's annual Peace Supper. Arbab, a Portland resident, is an activist with the Maine-based Fur Cultural Revival who has been touring the Northeast to raise awareness about the ...