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  • Portland rolls out the red carpet for pro bowlers

    PORTLAND — The big rollers are coming to town, courtesy of the Professional Bowlers Association, and Charlie Mitchell is ready for them. "We always knew (Bayside Bowl) was special, but to have the PBA understand that is a very nice feeling," Mitchell, the bowling center manager, said...

  • Portland islanders have concerns about proposed school-day revisions

    PORTLAND — Island residents are raising questions about a School Department proposal to revise daily start and end times, chief among them a later start at the high school...

  • Proposed Portland school budget would hike taxes 2.3%

    PORTLAND — The School Board's Finance Committee unanimously recommended a nearly $102.8 million budget to the full board at a public hearing on March 19. The public...

  • Rough start to the week in Freeport

    Traffic was backed up for several miles Monday morning on southbound Interstate 295 after a tractor-trailer caught fire at approximately 8:30 near Exit 20 in Freeport. One lane of the highway was closed for about two hours. Here, Freeport Deputy Chief Eric Sylvain extinguishes remaining hot spots in...

  • Cheverus High School in Portland names next president

    PORTLAND — The Rev. George E. Collins has been selected as Cheverus High School's 19th president. Collins currently serves as the director of campus ministry at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He will succeed

  • Commentary: Mainers find a Cuba in search of itself

    Editor's note: Perry B. Newman is a former columnist for The Forecaster who lives in South Portland and Boston, and writes from time to time about international affairs. He recently traveled to Cuba with a group organized by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. PORTLAN...

  • Falmouth man convicted of tax fraud at Yarmouth business

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County jury has found a 66-year-old Falmouth man guilty of multiple counts related to tax evasion, crimes he committed as president of a former poker chip manufacturing company based in Yarmouth. John M. Kendall remains free on bail pending sentencing, accordi...

  • UMaine student from South Portland on a body-building journey

    ORONO — Looking through competition videos on YouTube, Sacre Bahati maintains a distinct focus. His muscles tense subtlety when he sees an icon, Serge Nubret, take the stage in a 1970s competitions. Bahati observes his idol’s graceful, yet purposeful moves on stage, and the awe...

  • Beach to Beacon sign-up sets speed record

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 2015 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race registered 4,000 runners in a record time on March 13. Participants signed up in 4 minutes 15 seconds, breaking the record set last year by 17 seconds.  There are 1,950 spots remaining through a lottery, which is a chanc...

  • South Portland panel sets ambitious recycling goal, with eye toward limiting plastics, foam

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Energy and Recycling Committee has set a goal for the city to raise the overall recycling rate from the current 28.74 percent, to 35 percent in tw...