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  • Former President Clinton to campaign for Michaud in Portland

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, hopes to get a boost from former President Bill Clinton in a Sept. 2 rally at the Ocean Gateway terminal. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the event cl...

  • Council, board candidates set for Nov. 4 Portland ballot

    PORTLAND — What initially promised to be a competitive field of races for city elected offices narrowed when Monday's deadline passed for filing nomination papers. City Council seats in Districts 4 and 5, and a District 4 School Board seat, are in play in November because of decision...

  • Portland panel back at work on Congress Square Park redesign

    PORTLAND — The expanded, and maybe even reinvigorated, Congress Square Redesign Study Group is back at work on a project that has vexed the city for at least six years. "I feel confident we are on a good track," Parkside Neighborhood Association President Frank Turek said Aug. 20, af...

  • Back-to-school beautification in Portland

    Althea Kastelic, an incoming freshman, paints a Casco Bay High School corridor Monday, Aug. 25, in Portland with her mother, Jenny Kastelic, during a two-day beautification project to prepare for the new school year, which begins Sept. 2. Principal Derek Pierce said the school's interior space gr...

  • Portland minimum wage proposal may be ready by October

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan said Aug. 20 he favors increasing the minimum wage in the city to $9.50 an hour. His Minimum Wage Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 11 before City Councilors can consider a new ordinance, perhaps in October. The meeting at 4 p.m. in City Hall ...

  • Bath Iron Works lands contract potentially worth more than $100M

    BATH — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract potentially worth more than $100 million to provide support for the Littoral Combat Ship program. BIW is partnering with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Austal, CDI and Marinette Marine on the planning yard services co...

  • Falmouth church puts faith in new youth minister

    FALMOUTH — In an effort to re-establish youth as part of the congregation, the Falmouth Congregational Church has hired Tree Harmon-Hester to shake things up. "This church is determined to grow, to get kids back in here," Harmon-Hester said. "A lot of kids and families are just ...

  • USM, AAA help students cruise into tourism careers

    PORTLAND — With the summer tourist season coming to a close and visits from leaf-peepers just around the corner, what better way to learn about the tourism industry than on a cruise ship? The University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality department, along with AAA North...

  • Portland High School to launch 'career pathways'

    PORTLAND — Students at Portland High School will start this year on a new path. Students in grades 10 through 12 will have a choice of four career pathways beginning this year. The pathways are funded by a Nellie Mae Education Foundation Grant, which contributed $5.1 million to ...

  • Brew Fest returns to Portland's eastern waterfront

    PORTLAND — The taps will flow Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore St. for the Portland Brew Festival. The fourth annual festival will feature about 40 brewers serving more than 120 beers, as well as a Maine beer and cheese pairing fundra...