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  • Meg Perry Center to reopen in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — After losing its lease at 644 Congress St. last fall, the Meg Perry Center is ready to reopen May 1 in the basement at 36 Market St. in the Old Port, below Market Street Eats. A reopening celebrat...

  • Casco Bay Lines adds text-alert service

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines passengers can now receive text alerts about storm delays, schedule changes and service notifications via a messaging service introduced Friday. To opt into the new service, text CBLAlerts to 41411, or visit

  • State board places psychiatrist on probation

    PORTLAND — A psychiatric resident working at Maine Medical Center was placed on probation for two years by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine on April 8. Dr. Cameron R. Bonney was found to have made dishonest statements to the board about alcohol use while participating in a su...

  • Pepperclub closing: A piece of Portland dining history heads for Kennebunk

    PORTLAND — After a quarter-century of serving meals to friends on Middle Street, Mary Ledue Paine has reached a bittersweet conclusion. "It sounds really sad, but it feels like Portland does not need the Pepperclub anymore," Paine said last week. By early fall, the restaurant ...

  • Slightly reduced Portland school budget goes to City Council

    PORTLAND — The School Board on April 10 approved a $101.7 million budget, paving the way for a City Council vote and, eventually, a voter referendum. During a special meeting, the board voted 8-0 to send the budget to City Hall, where School Board Chairwoman Sarah Thompson presented ...

  • Longfellow Park cleanup set for Friday in Portland

    PORTLAND — Neighbors, University of Southern Maine students and public service crews will join together Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the second annual Longfellow Park cleanup. The park is at the confluence of Longfellow, Noyes and Oakdale Streets, between Brighton and Fo...

  • Thousands at Bath Iron Works cheer christening of ‘most advanced Navy ship in the world’

    BATH — A crowd estimated at nearly 6,000 cheered as the lead ship of a new class of U.S. Navy destroyers – one that speakers said will be the most advanced in the world – was christened April 12 at Bath Iron Works. “This ship is a modern marvel,” Sec...

  • USM reverses course on 12 layoffs, but budget questions remain

    AUGUSTA — Twelve University of Southern Maine professors who had previously been told they would be laid off will keep their jobs, according to USM President Theodora Kalikow. Kalikow announced that the layoffs were off the table during a Faculty Senate meeting in Lewiston on Friday ...

  • Updated: Police name suspect arrested in CVS robbery and bomb scare

    PORTLAND — Police said Friday a 39-year-old Portland man claimed to be suicidal as he allegedly displayed what he called an explosive device while robbing the CVS pharmacy at 510 Congress St. Jason Wayne Campbell, of 40 Alder St., allegedly entered the store around 8:45 a.m. Fri...

  • Proposed budget boosts South Portland property tax rate by 3.5%

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The proposed city budget for fiscal year 2015 calls for a 3 percent increase in spending.  The City Council held a joint public hearing Wednesday night at City Hall to introduce the combined $76.9 million school and municipal budget. In their regular...