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  • PHOTOS: Rainbow of runners in South Portland

    A runner in a pink wig pauses near the finish line Sunday, June 22, at Bug Light Park in South Portland during the second annual Color Run 5K, "a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality," according to the for-profit company's website. Last year, The Color Run wa...

  • 2 Portland neighborhoods to get traffic-calming measures

    PORTLAND — With a bump here, an island there, and two mini traffic circles, the city hopes to make motorists slow down in the Libbytown and Rosemont neighborhoods between Congress Street and Brighton Avenue. At a June 19 meeting at the Clarion Hotel on Congress Street, the public got...

  • Portland schools hope to help kids avoid 'summer slide'

    PORTLAND — Eat healthy, exercise and read, read, read. City officials and educators delivered that message Friday to East End Community School students on their last day of classes, as Portland kicked off an expanded slate of summer programming designed to combat "summer slide."...

  • 3 men sought in Munjoy Hill armed robbery

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking three men in connection with an early morning robbery Monday near 116 Mountfort St. Police Lt. James Sweatt said a man reported he was approached just after midnight by the suspects and robbed at gunpoint. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash ...

  • Cumberland Wood Bank aims for September deliveries

    CUMBERLAND — While it may be difficult in the first week of summer to think about the coming of colder temperatures, the Cumberland Wood Bank is already working to make sure people in need stay warm this fall and winter. The bank provides firewood to needy area families. Money the ba...

  • Portland minimum wage panel grapples with data

    PORTLAND — As it considers a city-wide minimum wage, Mayor Michael Brennan's Minimum Wage Advisory Committee is now looking for wage earners to tell their stories on July 16. The committee, comprised of business leaders, academics and activists, met for the third time June 18 an...

  • Greek Festival returns to Portland with food, dancing in the street

    PORTLAND — One of the city's enduring early summer traditions resumes this week with the annual Greek Festival on the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant St. The 32nd annual festiva...

  • Unsung Hero: Julia Gibson, a special (ed) teacher

    TOPSHAM — Some teachers may like to teach the brightest students, so they can bask in the reflected glory of their students' successes. A few teachers, however, derive deeper satisfaction from working with children with special needs. Julia Gibson is such a teacher. Gib...

  • Martin's Point Bridge paving to cause traffic delays in Portland, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Drivers using the new Martin's Point Bridge between Veranda Street and U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth should expect traffic delays and lane closures this week and next week as contractors pave approaches to the bridge. Project spokeswoman Carol Morris said the work will take pla...

  • Portland students crane for peace

    A group of sixth-graders at Lincoln Middle School in Portland fold a large, paper crane during the final day of the school year on Friday, June 20. Students made about 1,000 paper cranes, including four large ones, to promote peace between peers. The large ones were made with 10-by-10-foot sheets...