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  • Fatal Feb. crash caused by nurse's morphine use

    CUMBERLAND — Maine State Police say a driver who died in a February car accident on Interstate 295 had an extremely high level of morphine in her blood. After an investigation into the crash, driver Rosalie Muce, 32, of Portland, was found to have had near-lethal levels of morphin... 1

  • Navy secretary sets optimistic tone in visit to BIW

    BATH — One day shy of his first month on the job, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spent his first trip outside of Washington, D.C., Monday touring Bath Iron Works and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. The visit came on the heels of recent announcements of 125 temporary l...

  • Connor completes purchase of Portland daily

    PORTLAND — A Pennsylvania newspaper publisher is the new owner of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and two other former Blethen Maine daily newspapers, as well as the Mainetoday.com Web site and several weekly publications. Richard L. Connor, the editor and publishe...

  • Portland schools open dialog on 'institutional racism'

    PORTLAND — Members of the NAACP and Maine Civil Liberties Union met with school leaders last week to discuss the role of privilege and power in institutional racism. The workshop began with the film, "A Class Divided," about a third-grade teacher's provocative lesson o...

  • Portland to hire energy coordinator, sell former Rec Dept. building

    PORTLAND — The city will spend $168,000 of its most recent federal stimulus funding to hire an energy and sustainability coordinator. The new, three-year position will be responsible for educating employees in energy efficiency as it applies to municipal buildings and operations; ...

  • After 37 years, Clifford School principal retires

    PORTLAND — Nathan Clifford Elementary School's principal for the last 27 years is retiring at the end of the school year. Marysue Morrison said a variety of factors contributed to the timing of her retirement, including the district's early retirement incentive, offered earlier t...

  • Portland Charter Commission expected to set path this week

    PORTLAND — The Charter Commission is expected to elect its leaders and set dates for future meetings during its first session Thursday. Nine members were elected to the commission June 9. They join three City Council appointees on the board charged with reviewing and recommending ...

  • Demolition of Portland's Baxter School starts June 22

    PORTLAND — Demolition of the Percival P. Baxter Elementary School is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 22. The school is being razed to make way for a new, 440-student elementary school that is expected to be ready for the 2011 school year. Two programs housed at 150...

  • Dogs at Mitchell Field prompt Harpswell selectmen to unleash task force

    HARPSWELL — The 119-acre Mitchell Field has become a favorite destination for dog owners and their pets. But some residents say they're avoiding the former U.S. Navy fuel depot because some of the owners allow their dogs to run amok, or fail to clean up after their canines.  The...

  • New Hampshire man admits starting fires in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two counts of arson for fires that destroyed more than two dozen businesses in January at 500 Route 1 in Yarmouth and at a York office building. He also pleaded guilty to a third count of po...