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  • Portland road work leaves business on the brink

    PORTLAND — Donatelli's Variety at 1223 Washington Ave. is offering a series of specials called the "Stimulus Package." Deals include two pasta dinners with meatballs for $7.95 and three large ham subs plus a liter of Pepsi for $11.99. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., a large ...

  • Bill would give municipalities more money to expand, operate public transit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Legislature this week was expected to take up a bill that would give municipalities an additional tool to pay for expanding public transportation operations. The bill would allow cities and towns to use tax increment financing, an economic development tool, t...

  • After the Layoff: Sometimes the silver lining is deep inside the cloud

    One of the biggest challenges to navigating the choppy waters in the Sea of Unemployment is finding a way to keep your spirits afloat, no matter how rough the storm gets.

  • Carrying the colors

    A U.S. Navy color guard marches down Main Street in Topsham during Monday's Memorial day parade. (Keith Spiro photo)

  • Bowdoin celebrates

    Nearly 450 students from around the world graduated from Bowdoin College on May 24, including 51 from Maine. (Roger S. Duncan photo)

  • Waving the flag

    Rachel Currie, right, watches with her friends, Chelsea Morin and Dylan West, as a color guard passes on Ocean Street during the South Portland Memorial Day parade on May 25. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • SAD 51 plans 2nd school budget vote June 16 in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — After official election returns confirmed a deadlocked vote in Tuesday's School Administrative District 51 budget validation vote, school officials are working to schedule a second referendum. Initial results late Tuesday night showed the votes tied, with Cumberland a...

  • Scarborough grapples with affordable housing

    SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Housing Alliance is concerned that home prices are out of reach for many of those who work for or in the town. Even affordable units, which builders are required to construct to gain a density bonus incentive, are based on too high an income level, all...

  • Scarborough racino PAC pays penalty, will not appeal Ethics Commission ruling

    SCARBOROUGH — A political action committee formed last year to support a failed attempt to bring a racino to Scarborough has decided not to appeal a penalty levied by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. The commission in late March fined the Scarbo...

  • South Portland store says sex toys will stay, despite city's attempt at restrictions

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An attorney for Spencer Gifts on Wednesday said his client will not have to change its practices, despite tighter restrictions being proposed by the city on adult-themed businesses. The City Council on Tuesday night reviewed changes to its adult amusement store o...