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  • Longfellow School families get ready

    Students, parents and teachers mingle in the playground outside Longfellow School on Stevens Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 2, during the annual back-to-school barbecue. The first of classes in Portland was Tuesday, Sept. 7.

  • Remembering a war's end

    Espem Christensen, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division, was a veteran of D Day and the Battle of the Bulge, and holder of the French Legion of Honor, speaks at the USS Portland Memorial in Fort Allen Park on Sept. 2 during ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

  • I-295 bridge repairs planned this weekend

    YARMOUTH — Repairs to the Royal River bridge on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth, which was originally scheduled for August, has now been set for this weekend. Northbound traffic on the highway will be reduced to one lane at the bridge from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, through noon Monday, Sep...

  • Proponents begin campaign for elected Portland mayor

    PORTLAND — Civic leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning to announce support for electing a mayor. A commission elected to review the City Charter has recommended Portland switch to an elected, full-time mayor. The recommendation will go to voters in the form of a ...

  • Playing to win: Conservative think tank rankles left with activism, anonymous donors

    PORTLAND — John Piotti says he pays no attention to the Maine Heritage Policy Center – and then quickly admits he's being flippant. In reality, Piotti, a state legislator, and his Democratic colleagues are becoming increasingly wary of the free-market think tank and its quest ...

  • Portland warehouse gets new life as urban farm, fermentory

    PORTLAND — A single-story, brick warehouse in East Bayside may seem the antithesis of a farm, but a pair of thirty-somethings are looking to change that. Eli Cayer, 37, and David Homa, 34, have teamed up to establish the Urban Farm Fermentory at 200 Anderson St., where they are not l...

  • Trestle tussle in Portland sinks federal grant effort for trails

    PORTLAND — Competing visions for the future of the railroad bridge at the mouth of Back Cove have sunk a regional effort to secure more than $1 million in federal grants for bridge and trail projects in greater Portland. Several municipalities and trail groups, including

  • School Committee to urge Portland parents not to turn over kids' Social Security numbers

    PORTLAND — The School Committee next week will consider a resolution opposing a new state program for tracking student performance by collecting Social Security numbers. This is the first year school districts are required by the state to ask parents to provide their children's Socia...

  • Portland-based nonprofit sees opportunity in medical marijuana 'caregivers'

    PORTLAND — The state's eight sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to begin operating by the end of this year, providing the drug to potentially thousands of Mainers who have notes for it from their doctors. The dispensaries will provide one-stop shopping for people ...

  • Late-summer veil

    Morning fog glides along the Cathance River near Route 201 in Topsham on Saturday morning, Aug. 28.