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  • SBA chooses Portland for small-business grant

    PORTLAND — Aid to local small businesses will be bolstered by a federal Small Business Administration grant worth as much as $1.6 million over the next five years. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced Portland is one of eight communities awarded funding through the inaug...

  • Portland Museum of Art to take time out for cleaning, reorganization

    PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art will close for about six weeks early in 2016 as it works to make its collection more accessible to patrons. The work is part of a new strategic "vision" for the museum, which will close in mid-January 2016 and reopen in mid-February. ...

  • Portland principal wins $100K for school projects

    PORTLAND — After a month of online voting, a city high school principal has won $100,000 for his school. Derek Pierce, of Casco Bay High School, won the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s third annual Larry O’Toole Award, which gives a grant to a New England educ...

  • University of Southern Maine to cut 50 faculty positions, 2 academic programs

    PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine has a plan to cut 50 faculty positions and two programs in an effort to eliminate $6 million from its budget, according to a statement Monday by administrators. These cuts are the first phase in a year-long effort to eliminate $16 million f...

  • Marathon draws 3,500 to Portland, Falmouth and beyond

    Vanessa Vigue, of Portland, sets a brisk pace along Back Cove on Sunday, Oct. 5, during the first mile of the annual Maine Marathon.

  • Bath, Lewiston appliance stores close; customers in limbo

    BATH — The attorney general's office's is fielding complaints after Gediman's Appliance stores in Bath and Lewiston abruptly closed last month, sitting on customers' deposits and undelivered appliances. The stores are owned by Peter and Serrene Gagnon of Poland. The answering ...

  • Scarborough council OKs plan for Dunstan area

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the Dunstan Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy proposed by the Scarborough Economic Development Corp. and the Planning and Code Enforcement Department. According to the strategy’s introduction, written by S...

  • Some councilors still skeptical about Scarborough ice rink plan

    SCARBOROUGH — While most town councilors expressed support for construction of a hockey rink Wednesday night, several were hesitant about putting the project next to the high school. “I’m not wild about the location for a number of reasons,” Councilor Jean Marie Cat...

  • South Portland school program teaches girls to work together, eat well

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A dozen teenage girls from South Portland High School are taking part in a unique program that bridges cultural divides and brings local and immigrant students together to focus on healthy eating. The group in South Portland is the first teen program in the U.S. for ...

  • Interest heats up around South Portland startup

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Conserving both money and energy is the goal of a new company called Hot-Tubes. Founded by South Portland resident Bill Zelman a...