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  • Update: Health, public safety officials urge swine flu calm

    PORTLAND — A group of regional public health officials, emergency responders and doctors said Tuesday afternoon that they are ready for any massive outbreak of the swine flu that has killed nearly 150 people in Mexico and sickened dozens in the U.S. and other countries. At a pres...

  • Portland budget expected to get panel's nod

    PORTLAND — The Finance Committee was expected Tuesday night to forward a $189 million city budget to the full City Council for approval. The committee instructed city staff to find $137,000 in cuts to the budget City Manager Joe Gray proposed earlier this month, in order to keep t...

  • Shooting victim not unknown to Portland police

    PORTLAND — Police say David Okot, the man officers shot and killed over the weekend, had more than 50 documented contacts with police and at least eight arrests and convictions. Okot's family also once filed a lawsuit claiming excessive use of force by police against Okot.

  • Portland galleries feature fresh faces, lost art, found spaces

    PORTLAND — The city's First Friday Art Walk on May 1 will include a wide range of artists, mediums and locations likely to please seasoned art afficionados as well as first-timers. While there are several shows opening this Friday,  "Dux Femina Facti: A Woman is in Charge,...

  • Vandals tag Riverton school in Portland

    PORTLAND — When teachers, parents and students returned to Riverton Elementary School from vacation on Monday they were greeted with evidence of what the principal called the worst case of vandalism the school has experienced. Vandals tagged all areas of the school that were not ...

  • Portland seeks input on redesign of West End park

    PORTLAND — A West End park is being eyed for renovations and the city is looking for neighborhood input to help craft a plan for its future. Taylor Street Park, also known as MacIntyre Park, is tucked between Emery and May streets and includes a play area, benches and a basketball...

  • Portland leases old ferry terminal to state

    PORTLAND — The Maine Port Authority will take over operations at the city-owned International Marine Terminal, following approval Monday of a lease agreement by the City Council. The initial lease to the MPA is three years. The authority is expected to concentrate on capital impro...

  • Portland residents weigh in on school facilities study

    PORTLAND — Residents offered criticism and praise Monday for the findings of a nearly year-long study of public school facilities. Eight residents commented on the 143-page

  • Task force rejects Portland chain store restrictions

    PORTLAND — The task force created to research and recommend a course of action for the city on regulation of chain stores and franchise restaurants voted April 23 against imposing any restrictions. The Business Diversity Task Force rejected two proposals that would have placed the...

  • SAD 51 approves flat school budget for May election

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board approved a flat school budget to go to public vote in May. The $28 million budget includes recently controversial cuts, such as eliminating dean of students positions at the middle and high schools, but addresses many citiz...