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  • Portland's Riverton School braces for 'unprecedented change' under controversial federal program

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School is one of 10 in Maine eligible for federal grant funding under a new program that seeks aggressive change in the nation's worst-performing schools. Riverton could receive up to $2 million annually over the next three years, according to Superintenden...

  • Neighbors invited to comment on hotel planned for former Jordan's property in Portland

    PORTLAND — The latest proposal to build a hotel, condominiums and a restaurant at the former Jordan's Meats property on India Street will be the subject of a neighborhood meeting Thursday. Old Port Hospitality went before the city Planning Board March 9 for preliminary review of its ...

  • Nearly $100K in savings eyed in Portland schools administrative shuffle

    PORTLAND — The School Department says a reorganization of administrators is expected to save nearly $100,000 a year, provide more consistent educational programming and increase accountability. The reorganization, part of the proposed $89.3 million budget now working its way through the ...

  • Wrestling, baseball share spotlight at 13th Maine Jewish Film Festival

    PORTLAND — Maine's annual celebration of Jewish film will feature talks with visiting directors and a larger venue this year. The 13th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival begins Saturday, March 20, with a reception at Greenhut Galleries followed by a screening of the Oscar-nominated fi...

  • Hotel owner sues Brunswick over tax rebate for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A local hotel owner is suing the town over information used to justify a tax rebate plan for the developer of Maine Street Station and a proposed 54-room inn. Peter Anastos, a Yarmouth resident and principal owner of of the Maine Course Hospitality Group in Freeport, file...

  • No arrests in armed invasion of South Portland home

    SOUTH PORTLAND — No arrests have been made in connection with an armed home invasion that took place last week at a Broadway home. Police said three men in their late-teens or early 20s entered the home at 58 Broadway at about 7:30 p.m. on March 4 wearing bandannas over their faces. ...

  • South Portland hotel fire blamed on fuel tank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A fire that gutted a hotel room and damaged five others was ruled accidental by the state fire marshal's office. Investigators said the March 4 fire at the Knight's Inn on Main Street started when a propane tank exploded at 9 a.m., causing burns to the face and arms ...

  • Orr's & Bailey's Island FD receives $42K federal grant

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's & Bailey's Islands Fire Department will receive a more than $42,700 grant for training equipment and facility modifications, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Collins, the ranking member of the Senate Homeland ...

  • Dancing the night away

    Trish Moulton, right, of Dance Studio of Maine leads a hip hop session during last weekend's sixth annual "STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon" at USM's Sullivan Gym in Portland. The 14-hour event raises money to support STRIVE, a local nonprofit that provides social, educational and employment training pro...

  • Cape Elizabeth teachers offer salary cut to help balance budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The teachers union on March 9 announced its members are willing to work a day without pay as a way to help bridge a budget gap that could otherwise require elimination of more than a dozen jobs. Dwight Ely, president of the Cape Elizabeth Education Association, said ... 1