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  • Portland chemistry teacher gets regional award

    PORTLAND — A Deering High School chemistry teacher has been honored by the New England Institute of Chemists. The NEIC announced on Monday that DHS teacher Cheryl B. Dominic was one of six New England teachers to receive a chemistry teacher award. Dominic is the only teacher in t...

  • Portland's St. Louis Church honors founders

    PORTLAND — St. Louis Catholic Church in the West End is holding a dedication ceremony this weekend in honor of the Polish immigrants that built the church, both spiritually and physically. The church, which is still a predominantly Polish and immigrant congregation, raised money f...

  • Update: Health, public safety officials urge swine flu calm

    PORTLAND — A group of regional public health officials, emergency responders and doctors said Tuesday afternoon that they are ready for any massive outbreak of the swine flu that has killed nearly 150 people in Mexico and sickened dozens in the U.S. and other countries. At a pres...

  • Portland Police Beat

    4/22 at 5:01 a.m. Lee Major, 52, of Portland, was arrested by Officer David Mulry on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/22 at 2:05 a.m. Everett Meserve, 52, was arrested by Officer Matthew Eide on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/2...

  • Portland budget expected to get panel's nod

    PORTLAND — The Finance Committee was expected Tuesday night to forward a $189 million city budget to the full City Council for approval. The committee instructed city staff to find $137,000 in cuts to the budget City Manager Joe Gray proposed earlier this month, in order to keep t...

  • Shooting victim not unknown to Portland police

    PORTLAND — Police say David Okot, the man officers shot and killed over the weekend, had more than 50 documented contacts with police and at least eight arrests and convictions. Okot's family also once filed a lawsuit claiming excessive use of force by police against Okot.

  • Vandals tag Riverton school in Portland

    PORTLAND — When teachers, parents and students returned to Riverton Elementary School from vacation on Monday they were greeted with evidence of what the principal called the worst case of vandalism the school has experienced. Vandals tagged all areas of the school that were not ...

  • Portland seeks input on redesign of West End park

    PORTLAND — A West End park is being eyed for renovations and the city is looking for neighborhood input to help craft a plan for its future. Taylor Street Park, also known as MacIntyre Park, is tucked between Emery and May streets and includes a play area, benches and a basketball...

  • Portland leases old ferry terminal to state

    PORTLAND — The Maine Port Authority will take over operations at the city-owned International Marine Terminal, following approval Monday of a lease agreement by the City Council. The initial lease to the MPA is three years. The authority is expected to concentrate on capital impro...

  • Task force rejects Portland chain store restrictions

    PORTLAND — The task force created to research and recommend a course of action for the city on regulation of chain stores and franchise restaurants voted April 23 against imposing any restrictions. The Business Diversity Task Force rejected two proposals that would have placed the...