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  • Portland Bayside development continues with purchase of former Century Tire property

    PORTLAND — A developer expects the former Century Tire service center at 45 Marginal Way to be flattened within the next two weeks. “Our demo guys are ready to roll," Northland Enterprises principal Josh...

  • Portland officials want opinions on bus service

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to share thoughts and ideas about improving public transportation downtown at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday. The meeting will be held in the State of Maine Room on the second floor of City Hall. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said city officia...

  • SailMaine hosts regional sailing championship in Portland

    PORTLAND — SailMaine will host the high school Northern New England Championship for Sailing on May 9 and 10. The races, with 14 teams from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont competing, will start at 10 a.m. at 58 Fore St. and last no later than 4 p.m. SailMaine teams come from ...

  • Clothing swap comes to Portland's East End School

    PORTLAND — The annual Swapmaine clothing swap will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 9, at the East End School, 195 North St. People are asked to bring a bag of clothing, shoes, jewelry or accessories, and can then choose from items others have brought. Anyone dropping ...

  • They own the road

    Scarborough resident Stephanie Guardino pushes 17-month-old daughter Angelina along Baxter Boulevard in Portland on Sunday, May 3, the return of "Sundays on the Boulevard" for a second season. Every Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 25 the stretch of Baxter Boulevard between V...

  • Pat Benatar, PSO make a little (Saturday) night music in Portland

    Rocker Pat Benatar kicks off the Waterfront Concerts series Saturday night, May 2, at the Maine State Pier in Portland. More than 20 other shows are scheduled for the pier this year.

  • Former Portland cop convicted of theft

    PORTLAND — A former city police officer will spend 60 days in jail and has repaid funds he stole from a friend. Bruce Chase, 63, was sentenced Friday, May 1, on charges of Class B theft and Class D misuse of entrusted property, Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson a...

  • Portland appoints new social services director

    PORTLAND — David MacLean is the city's new director of social services. MacLean, who will oversee a $13 million budget and a staff of 78, was formerly general assistance program manager at the state Department of Health and Human Services, where he had worked for 37 years. Mac...

  • Free cancer screenings offered in Portland area

    PORTLAND — Area health-care professionals are offering free skin and oral cancer screenings for people who are uninsured or under-insured, Maine Medical Center Pierter announced in a press release. "Screenings for skin will include a thorough visual exam from a qualified health profe...

  • North Yarmouth expands taxation to residents' personal property

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is now taxing some big-ticket personal property items owned by residents. While business property has been subject to tax assessment, this is the first time in recent years that the town has asked residents to declare high-value personal property. Property m...