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  • Open house at Portland City Hall on Thursday

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to join Mayor Michael Brennan and city councilors for a holiday open house from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at City Hall. The open house, in the State of Maine Room on the second floor, is also a chance for the public to informally discuss issues a...

  • Maine weather, changing habits challenge Salvation Army

    PORTLAND — It's a holiday tradition. The red buckets, the Santa hats, and the clanging bells. Every December, the Salvation Army sends its troops out into communities across the country to ring the bells for its Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, which raises money to help pr...

  • Leeds man dies in custody at Cumberland County Jail

    PORTLAND — A 33-year-old man died while he was in custody at the Cumberland County Jail early Sunday morning. Miles Hartford, 33, was being held at the jail for charges in Androscoggin County including operating after suspension, violation of condition of release, operating under the...

  • Portland's Bishop Deeley helps fill bowls, hearts

    Bishop Robert P. Deeley, center, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, serves a bowl of soup Friday to Portland resident Haider Hussain at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. The kitchen at 307 Congress St. offers free meals to the community Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p...

  • Cumberland's beach acquisition draws more heat as purchase looms

    CUMBERLAND — With a developer and the town just days away from consummating a beach property acquisition endorsed by voters on Election Day, opponents continue to claim the deal is illegal. Cumberland voters on Nov. 4 narrowly supported the town's $3 million purchase of the Payson pr...

  • Brunswick residents face Monday deadline for $117K in unpaid taxes

    BRUNSWICK — Seventeen residential properties in foreclosure for unpaid taxes may be sold if their owners fail to pay off the debts by a Dec. 15 deadline. While town officials hope to work with the taxpayers, the deadline is an effort to clean up a backlog of seized properties th...

  • Portland police destroy suspicious package at police headquarters

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday were still investigating the nature of a suspicious device brought to police headquarters on Dec. 11 after it was found by a contractor, prompting the temporary closure of Middle and Franklin streets. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said how the device en...

  • Oxford Street incident leads to weapons charge for South Portland man

    PORTLAND — A South Portland man faces charges after allegedly driving into several parked cars on Oxford Street on Thursday morning, and then using a pellet gun to threaten a witness who took his car keys. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said Noor Ibrahim, 27, was arrested Thursday ...

  • Maine regulators agree to trim Summit Natural Gas fine from $100K to $25K

    PORTLAND — Summit Natural Gas of Maine has agreed to pay one-fourth of a fine proposed by Maine Public Utilities Commission staff to resolve a charge that the company did not make sure its contractors and workers were qualified to perform some pipeline installation tasks. Regulators ...

  • South Portland council, School Board seek common ground

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors and School Board members discussed preliminary budget items Wednesday night, many maintaining a grim and uncertain outlook for state aid.  "You know, we say every year, 'This is going to be a tough budget year'; frankly, I am more concerned ...