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  • Portland schools to consider $137K in budget cuts

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, to decide how to reduce next year's proposed budget by more than $137,000. The district was asked by the City Council's finance subcommittee April 14 to further reduce its $91.4 million budget, which eliminates 17 jo...

  • Portland seeks input on future of Franklin Arterial

    PORTLAND — Redesign of the major corridor that slices across the city's peninsula will be the subject of a community workshop on Wednesday, April 29. The Franklin Street Arterial Study Committee is looking for ideas from the public about how the arterial should be redesigned to be... 4

  • Portland Charter Commission election likely to stand alone

    Cost to city: $20K

  • Legalize it, don't criticize it

    Jonathan Leavitt, executive director of the Maine Medical Marijuana Policy Initiative, stands in front of Empire Dine & Dance on Congress Street in Portland, where an April 20 fundraiser and public awareness event will be held to build support for a November referendum that would give patients a...

  • A Portland dream spins worldwide

    Record Store Day celebrates retail independence PORTLAND — In July 2007, Chris Brown was sitting in his Monument Square office when he got an idea to plan a one-day celebration of local, independent music stores. Brown, vice president of marketing and operatio...

  • After 5 years, Portland's Morrill's Corner project expected to begin

    PORTLAND — The city expects a developer to begin work by summer on the $20 million first phase of the Morrill's Crossing project. Penny Littell, director of the city's Planning and Urban Development Department, said she expects Packard Development to obtain a building permit soon....

  • Portland schools on track for $700K budget surplus

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will receive a third-quarter finance report that predicts at least a $700,000 surplus at end of the fiscal year.  Also, in a workshop following its meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the committee will hold preliminary discussions about creating two ...

  • Waynflete meets with residents to discuss Portland school's future

    Neighborhood group seeks to stop campus expansion PORTLAND — More than 100 residents – most with homes on the Western Promenade – gathered at a neighborhood church Monday evening to discuss the possible expansion of the Waynflete School campus. Waynflete,...

  • Portland Hall developer trades parking for park

    Deering Street change removes preservation concerns PORTLAND —  Plans to turn the former college dorm at 645 Congress St. into apartments have been altered in response to concerns from neighbors and historic preservation officials. Greg Shinberg, a partner in ...

  • Charges dropped against 2 former DHS coaches

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County district attorney's office dropped charges last month against two former Deering High School assistant baseball coaches who were accused of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. Communications Director Tamara Getchell of the DA's offic...