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  • Portland Public Library prepares for return to renovated main branch

    PORTLAND — Renovations at the Portland Public Library's main branch are nearing completion, and displaced services will begin moving back into the building on Monument Square later this winter. The library plans to move Children's Services in February from its temporary home at the East ...

  • Falmouth board sticks with Powers as school chief

    FALMOUTH — The School Board has called off its search for a new superintendent and plans to appoint interim Superintendent Barbara Powers as the district's new school chief. A consensus was reached in executive session during a Saturday, Dec. 12, special meeting. The board is expecte...

  • Salvation Army responds to rising demand for services in greater Portland

    PORTLAND — At 87, Bob Traill is an active member of the Salvation Army, the Rotary Club, the Patient and Family Centered Care Council at Maine Medical Center, and goes to the gym three times a week. On Saturday afternoon, the Cape Elizabeth resident could be found ringing a bell at ...

  • Grant program could help Portland businesses expand, create jobs

    PORTLAND — A walk through the Old Port reveals how the recession is affecting local small businesses. Over the past year, for-lease signs have replaced open signs in some of the city's most coveted storefronts. "I walk down the street and it's disappointing," Councilor Cheryl Leeman said...

  • Portland's LearningWorks, Literacy Volunteers merge

    PORTLAND — Literacy Volunteers-Greater Portland announced last week that it has merged with West End-based LearningWorks. The two non-profits each offer literacy classes for adults. The merger will allow Literacy Volunteers to take advantage of the resources and infrastructure of the lar...

  • Portland police presents

    Eight local kids who had the best answers to the question "Why I want to go shopping with a police officer?" were selected from more than 100 applicants last week to participate in the second annual Shop With a Cop program, sponsored by the Portland Police Department and it's two unions. The officer...

  • Foundation seeks online votes for $10K grant

    PORTLAND — An award-winning after-school program for low-income and under-served middle school students in Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties is one of 50 finalists for a $10,000 grant. The grant winner will be chosen through an online poll on Facebook, which will accept votes t...

  • Portland Water District adopts budget, expects rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees recently approved a $47.8 million budget for 2010 that includes a more than 3 percent mid-year rate hike. The $37.2 million operating portion is essentially the same funding as the current budget, spokeswoman Michelle Clements said in a pre...

  • Bay Ferries kills The Cat between Portland, Nova Scotia

    PORTLAND — Operators of the high-speed ferry known as The Cat announced today that they will no longer offer seasonal service between Maine and Nova Scotia. Bay Ferries Ltd. has operated the ferry between Portland, Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, since May 2006. Service by The ...

  • SEDCO board of directors has openings

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has two openings on its board of directors. Interested applicants may download an application from SEDCO's Web site or t...