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  • Portland burglary suspect indicted on several charges

    PORTLAND — A city man suspected in a series of West End and Parkside burglaries was indicted July 10 on multiple charges. Richard B. Coleman, 29, was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury. Coleman, whose address was not listed, was charged for crimes dating to May 9, including J...

  • Portland summer meals program feeds students' bodies, minds

    PORTLAND — For most students, summer is a time for nice weather, getting outside, and most importantly, no school. But it may also mean a time of struggle for students who rely on the schools for one or two meals a day. Ron Adams, the former food service director for Portland ...

  • Tall ships to gather in Portland Harbor this weekend

    PORTLAND — They'll be coming around the Head Light when they come. Then they will fill the harbor around Maine State Pier. Iberdrola USA Tall Ships Portland 2015 will bring a dozen or more sailing s...

  • Maine Academy of Modern Music finds new Portland home

    PORTLAND — For those about to rock, salute your new home. The Maine Academy of Modern Music, a nonprofit independent music school for students of all ages and abilities, will be moving to a new home at 125 Presumpscot St. on Aug. 1....

  • Portland's Downtown District appoints new executive director

    PORTLAND — The new executive director of Portland's Downtown District expressed excitement about her appointment in a July 10 news release. "I want to help in any way that I can to facilitate the next phase of growth and development, while honoring Downtown Portland's unique characte...

  • Portland residents, UNE students bond through art

    PORTLAND — Some University of New England students made Park Danforth resident Rosalie Chagnon reveal herself. And they made her smile about it. "What they did is to get us to look at our lives and say things you don't usually express," Chagnon said recently. "I found it very ...

  • Cumberland service station, a town hangout, for sale

    CUMBERLAND — The Shell service station at 296 Main St., a longtime fixture and gathering place in town, is for sale or lease. It's one of two C.N. Brown Co. gas stations available for purchase or lease in town; the former Big Apple convenience store at 174 Main St. is also on the mar...

  • Portland construction, road race likely to cause traffic woes this weekend

    PORTLAND — Drivers approaching the peninsula from South Portland via the Casco Bay Bridge, and those leaving the Old Port for South Portland, can expect traffic delays and detours this weekend. The intersection of High Street and York Street, and High Street between Commercial Street...

  • Jim Costello Sr., Sun Media Group's 'quiet leader,' dies at 81

    SCARBOROUGH — James Costello Sr., president and publisher of Sun Media Group, died July 9 after guiding the family-owned company in various management positions for more than 60 years. Costello, 81, died at home, surrounded by his family, after a struggle with cancer. He was r...

  • South Portland council: Asylum seekers still welcome, for now

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors Monday embraced a desire to continue using municipal funds to assist asylum seekers, although they expressed concern about spillover from Portland. Councilors asked to be presented with monthly updated numbers of asylum seekers, to track how many...