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  • 'This is not how municipal government works': Portland council postpones budget vote

    PORTLAND — In the midst of Monday's three-hour City Council meeting, Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr. posed a critical question. "What are we doing?" he asked as councilors wrestled with a series of motions that ultimately postponed until June 1 a public hearing and final vote on the $22...

  • Ice cream boat to bring frozen treats to Casco Bay

    PORTLAND — Some ideas are no-brainers. At least that's what Ashley Rutherford thinks about transforming her recreational lobster boat into a mobile ice cream boat called Sea Snacks this summer. "My whole idea was an ice cream truck on the water," Rutherford said last week...

  • Portland petition drive seeks to protect 'scenic' views

    PORTLAND — Opponents of rezoning the 10-acre Portland Co. Complex at 58 Fore St. have launched a referendum effort to block the proposed project. Save the Soul of Portland spokesman Dennis Bailey said Tuesday the group filed papers at City Hall and has seven working days to draft an ...

  • Portland residents contest housing planned at Catherine McAuley High School, former convent

    PORTLAND — A zoning change sought for the 19 acres containing Catherine McAuley High School and a former convent has stirred up the neighborhood. If approved, it could bring 400-500 new residents to the area between Stevens Avenue, Walton Street and Forest Avenue. The request ...

  • Parade, wreaths, speeches to mark Memorial Day

    PORTLAND — The annual Memorial Day parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 25. The parade, sponsored by Harold T. Andrews American Legion Post No. 17, will begin at Longfellow Square and proceed down Congress Street before ending at Monument Square. Joe Rich, the parade...

  • Everyone wins when Yarmouth students host young Special Olympians

    Eighth-grader Scarlett McLaughlin helps Falmouth resident Brooke Buxton, 6, across a balance beam at May 15's Special Olympics event at Frank Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth.

  • UPDATE: Anonymous donor revives Bath Memorial Day parade

    Annual parades on tap in Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell BRUNSWICK — Towns that face off across the Androscoggin River are teaming up again to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. The the...

  • Portland School Board panel proposes tighter nepotism rules

    PORTLAND — The School Board policy committee is recommending an updated, more restrictive nepotism policy to the full board. The new policy, approved by a 2-1 vote, would more tightly govern the hiring of family members of existing School Department employees and School Board members...

  • Portland's Old Port Festival expanding to 4 days

    PORTLAND — For 41 years, the Old Port Festival has provided plenty of food, music and other entertainment. On Monday, festival organizers said visitors should expect plenty more when the 42nd festival expands to four days, June 11-14, and adds a showcase of local merchants to the mix...

  • Portland eateries will aid Nepal earthquake relief

    PORTLAND — Several restaurants and food trucks will jointly raise money June 1 for earthquake relief in Nepal. "Pop-Up for Nepal" will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., according to a press release Monday. More than a dozen participants will serve fo...