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Portland

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Portland crews hold snow plow rodeo

    PORTLAND — The city's snow plow crews will go head to head April 23, to see who can manuever their plow trucks best. The competition consists of races through obstacle courses where drivers will have to dodge mailboxes, cars and other obstructions. They will also be challenged to ...

  • Maine Red Claws dancers wanted

    PORTLAND — Want to be a dancer at the Maine Red Claws games starting this fall? You've got a month and a half to get your moves down. The Red Claws, an NBA D-League team that will play home games at the Portland Expo Building, is looking for a dance team to perform at home games a...

  • Audit 'first big step' to cutting Portland energy costs, emissions

    PORTLAND — Experts are currently conducting energy audits of more than 50 city and school buildings with the goal of reducing Portland's carbon footprint and energy costs. Solid Waste Manager Troy Moon, who is overseeing the project, said auditors from Massachusetts-based Ameresc...

  • Portland Arrests

    4/12 at 9:32 p.m. Jonathan Hopkins, 36, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Andjelko Napijalo on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/12 Paul Thoits, 38, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Jacob Titcomb on charges of assault and operating after suspension.

  • Religious freedom, zoning may clash again in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city could again find itself tangled in a question of religious freedom, after ruling that a Washington Avenue building does not meet zoning requirements to be a Muslim house of worship. But the purpose of the building at 978 Washington Ave., which the city believes...

  • Facilities report notes need to quickly address Portland elementary school inequities

    PORTLAND — A draft report on programming and maintenance needs of the city's school buildings recommends hiring a consultant to review delivery options for the district's stand-alone services and addressing educational inequity in two elementary schools within the next year. The ...

  • Plans would give old Portland school new life

    PORTLAND — The development arm of the Westbrook Housing Authority will present its plans on April 28 to convert the former St. Patrick's School into affordable housing. Westbrook Development Corp. won a conditional zone change on April 6 from the City Council that will allow it t... 1

  • Portland may get designated, free parking for mopeds, motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city may add 31 free parking spaces for motorcycles or mopeds on the peninsula. The change is aimed at encouraging two-wheeled transportation, and to open up regular parking spots for cars. The City Council Transportation Committee was scheduled to review the new p...