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  • Portland panel passes on unanswered State, High street traffic questions

    PORTLAND — Two-way traffic on State and High streets is feasible, according to the advisory committee that has studied the streets for almost a year. But in its final meeting on June 3 at the Portland Public Library, the group stopped short of advising a change in the 43-year-old one...

  • Class of 2015: Mt. Ararat grad carves an independent path

    TOPSHAM — Although she'll be marching with her fellow Mt. Ararat High seniors on Sunday, Emma Etnier has spent this past school year elsewhere. Learning last year that she would be moving from Harpswell to Portland, she was faced with a dilemma. She wasn't keen on either commuting to...

  • Old Port, Pride festivals fill the next 2 weekends in Portland

    PORTLAND — Expansion is the order of the day for two returning city festivals. The Old Port Festival kicks off Thursday as a four-day party capped by the traditional 11 a.m. Sunday, June 14, parade ...

  • Backers use Portland event to spark Maine pot legalization drive

    Campaign volunteer Shannon McCartney, left, gets a signature June 4 from Portland resident Devin Sewall on a petition to legalize marijuana in Maine.

  • MouthMobile brings together Portland dentists, military veterans

    PORTLAND — Not everyone enjoys going to the dentist, but what if the dentist could come to you? For more than 20 military veterans, that's exactly what happened on June 5, thanks to a partnership between Aspen Dental and the nonprofit organi...

  • Class of 2015: Bath grad sails into gap year aboard his own boat

    BATH — Before Perry Chase starts college, he's taking a one-year detour on the sea. The 18-year-old Bath resident, who will graduate from Morse High School on Sunday, will set sail later this year on a 26-foot Nordic Folk Boat that he's rebuilt. Chase said he planned for a whi...

  • Longtime Yarmouth chamber executive Carolyn Schuster to resign

    YARMOUTH — After almost two decades of clam festivals, community events, and working with local businesses, Carolyn Schuster is resigning as executive director of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. "It's just time," Schuster said last week. "After 17 years, we've accomplished a lot."

  • Yarmouth lobsterman sentenced to 25 years for 2013 bee farm murder

    PORTLAND — Two months after a jury found him guilty of murdering a Georgetown man at a North Yarmouth bee farm, Merrill “Mike” Kimball was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison. Justice Roland Cole sentenced the 72-year-old Yarmouth lobsterman to the mandatory minimum se...

  • Portland gets venue for major-market traveling exhibits

    PORTLAND — Joe Gold thinks "people will be amazed" by what he's creating in the Old Port. His Salem, Massachusetts-based entertainment marketing and promotion company is creating the Portland Science Center. It's billed as the state's first exhibition hall and science center, a 15,00...

  • Portland schools appoint new administrators

    PORTLAND — The School Department has filled administrative vacancies in four schools. Affective July 1, Dawn Kenniston will be the principal at Fred P. Hall Elementary School. Kenniston replaces Cynthia Remick, who is taking a position in another school district. Remick had be...