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  • Jail probe continues as inmate who was mistakenly released turns himself in

    PORTLAND — The man who was mistakenly released from the Cumberland County Jail the evening of Dec. 2 turned himself in last Friday. Portland police, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department deputies and members of a regional violent crimes task force had been looking for Ahmed Ismail, 2...

  • State rail plan could include new Portland station

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents and alternative transportation advocates Monday received a sneak peek at a state plan outlining rail projects and funding priorities for the next 10 years. Some projects proposed in a draft of the Maine State Rail Plan were expected, specifically a $39 m... 1

  • Former congressman, judicial icon Judge Frank M. Coffin dead at 90

    Judge Frank M. Coffin, one of the few people to have served in all three branches of the federal government, in his Portland chambers in September 2005. Coffin, a longtime South Portland resident and Lewiston native, died Monday at age 90.

  • Portland council OKs state pier lease, boat yard expansion

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday unanimously approved a lease agreement with a local seafood company for space on the Maine State Pier. The council also voted in favor of allowing Maine Yacht Center on Kensington Street to expand its operations. Ready Seafood Co. will pay ...

  • Habitat for Humanity celebrates new Portland subdivision

    PORTLAND — Three years ago, Steve Bolton brought construction manager Dan Wallace out to see a parcel of land Habitat for Humanity owned at the end of Demerest Street. "It was a steep hill with a ditch at the bottom," Wallace said. When Bolton, Habitat's executive dire...

  • New schedule proposed for Portland high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 9, will get a first look at a new, unified schedule for the city's four high schools. The proposed schedule would align school days at Portland, Deering, Casco Bay and Portland Arts and Technology high schools so the district can bet...

  • Portland assistant police chief to retire

    PORTLAND — Assistant Police Chief Joseph Loughlin is retiring at the end of December, concluding a 28-year career with the department. Loughlin, a published author, has said he'd like to teach and write more in his retirement. The New York native joined the department ...

  • Public Market House expands upward on Monument Square in Portland

    PORTLAND — Renovations of the second floor of the Public Market House on Monument Square have been completed and the building is looking for new vendors. Three new businesses have already leased space and planned to open this week. There is room for three or four more vendors, acc...

  • Plea agreement drops sex charges against firefighter from North Yarmouth

    PORTLAND — A plea agreement was announced Monday that drops misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual touching and assault against a firefighter from North Yarmouth. Craig Rawnsley, 42, pleaded guilty to charges he violated conditions of release and disorderly conduct. He must pay ...

  • Teacher's aide faces misdemeanor charge for allegedly bringing gun to Portland school

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County district attorney's office on Monday charged a former teacher's aide with a misdemeanor for allegedly bringing a firearm to Riverton Elementary School. Beth Bergeron, 49, of Harrison, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday morning, Dec. 8, in Mai...