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  • Getting on the roll

    Portland election worker Joanne Jones, right, watches as Reid Emmerich registers to vote Tuesday at his poling place in District 1.

  • Portland council OKs financing for Congress St. project, orders demolition of Washington Ave. building

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday gave the developer of a historic Congress Street building a tax break, saying renovation of the building could lead to rejuvenation of a depressed section of downtown. At the same meeting, councilors ordered another developer to demolish the Was...

  • Neighborhood groups wary as Portland hospital eyes acquisition of Congress Street lots

    PORTLAND — First it was confusion over the fate of a small lot Valley Street lot. Now residents are expressing concern over Maine Medical Center's interest in a one-acre property on Congress Street. Michael Ryan, MMC vice president of operations, said in an Oct. 16 letter to lea...

  • West End group offers $10K to move Portland neighborhood police center

    PORTLAND — A neighborhood organization is offering a portion of a $38,000 federal grant to help relocate the West End community policing station from Harbor Terrace. The West End Community Action Network, comprised of the West End Neighborhood Association, Mercy Hospital and the ...

  • Greater Portland small business owners lobby in D.C. for health-care public option

    PORTLAND — A dozen local business owners traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss health-care reform and to offer their support for a public option. Dean Powers, director of the Maine Small Business Coalition, said the group was expected to meet Tuesday with Health and H...

  • Sour grapes: New law forces 'Prohibition-era' measures on wine merchants

    FALMOUTH — When Leavitt & Sons Deli holds its monthly wine tasting Nov. 19, newspaper or cardboard will probably cover the windows. Inside, participants will sample whites and reds behind a curtai... 1

  • Election Day dawns

    Portland's Reiche School is a busy place early on Election Day. District 2 had one of the only contested local elections, the School Board race between Ed Bryan and Anthony Zeli.

  • Former Falmouth town manager up for Lewiston post

    LEWISTON — Former Falmouth Town Manager John D. "Doug" Harris, Gardiner City Manager Jeffrey Kobrock and interim City Administrator Phil Nadeau are the top three contenders for the city administrator's job in Maine's second largest city. City councilors and members of a city hiring ... 3

  • Falmouth schools offer H1N1 shots on Thursday

    FALMOUTH — H1N1 vaccine will be offered free to all Falmouth school students at a clinic this week. According to Falmouth High School nurse Lois Myers, the clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4-7:30 p.m. in the community gymnasium at the high school. To minimize crowds,...

  • South Portland family offers reward for return of pilfered pumpkins

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Colchester Drive family is offering a $100 reward for the return of two giant, home-grown pumpkins. Linda Stocks said a 70-pound pumpkin was stolen from their porch sometime last week, and a 90-pound pumpkin was stolen at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 29. ...