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  • NYC educator tapped as principal of Portland's island schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department has hired a 43-year-old teacher from New York City as the new principal of the Peaks Island and Cliff Island elementary schools.  On Oct. 8, Timothy Devaney, who was born in New Hampshire and raised in Connecticut, will replace Assistant Superinte...

  • With federal funds about to dry up, state officials, rail advocates remain optimistic about Amtrak Downeaster

    PORTLAND — The federal subsidy that keeps the Amtrak Downeaster running is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. But despite a weakened economy and gaps in state transportation funding, state officials and rail advocates are confident the Portland-to-Boston passenger service will continue. 

  • Meeting to discuss West Commercial St. trail

    PORTLAND — A waterfront path high on the priority list for bicycle and pedestrian advocates may finally be about to happen. A meeting has been scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23, to discuss the feasibility of creating a new trail that would run along West Commercial Street, from Vete...

  • Community comes together for Portland family coping with death, job loss

    PORTLAND — Community members are rallying in support of a Mona Road family beset by personal and financial tragedies. On July 7, Jamie Kingsburg, a 32-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital after battling what she thought was a severe cold for several weeks. There, she was...

  • Portland commissions new fireboat

    PORTLAND — City officials and Fire Department personnel gathered along the waterfront Monday morning to officially welcome the city's new fireboat, City of Portland IV, into service. The $3.2 million boat was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Son boatyard and was de...

  • Access restored to I-295 in South Portland via Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After being closed for two weeks, Exit 4 on Interstate 295 reopened Monday morning to southbound traffic. The southbound lane on the Veterans Memorial Bridge that leads to the interstate on-ramp from Portland has also reopened.  Both lanes were close...

  • Blazing a trail

    Tom Blake, left, Chris Smith, Tim Cronin and Dennis Biggie work on a footbridge across the north branch of Long Creek on Sept. 13 when the South Portland Land Trust sponsored a volunteer day to prepare for the opening on Sept. 26 of its newest trail and pocket park. The trail will make it easier to ...

  • Call to prayer

    Daniel Oppenheim sounds a shofar, or ram's horn, during dedication Sept. 13 of the new sanctuary at Congregation Bet Ha'am on Westbrook Street in South Portland. The new worship space and a renovated religious school are on the site of the former Sawyer School. The dedication came just in time for ...

  • Getting their marching orders

    After a summer of practice and two weeks of "Band Camp," the South Portland High School marching band puts in some last-minute practice Tuesday night before the first competition of the season on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Westbrook High School.

  • Doing good

    Bowdoin College students Felicity Hill, left, and Van Tra clean in the kitchen at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention in Brunswick on Saturday, Sept. 12, the college's 11th annual Common Good Day.