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  • Portland performance: Artist, organist to draw out Kotzschmar notes

    PORTLAND — Peter Krasinski may not be pulling out all the stops on the restored Kotzschmar organ next month at Merrill Auditorium, but he is looking forward to some musical fun. "I did give a concert here before the restoration. It is so satisfying to see the organ has kept its chara...

  • Narrow Gauge RR extends Portland lease

    PORTLAND — The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad will remain an East End waterfront fixture through 2017 after a lease extension was reached with the new owners of the former Portland Co. Complex at 80 Fore St. Angie Helton, spokeswoman for CPB2, the new owners of the property, announced t...

  • Immigration forum at Portland library

    PORTLAND — A series of forums on immigration and local economic opportunities continues Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Way, according to a press release from the World Affairs Council of Maine. The forum will feature a panel discussion...

  • Portland workshop on High, State traffic set for March 4

    PORTLAND — The final public workshop on a proposal for two-way traffic on State and High streets will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, according to project spokeswoman Carol Morris. The workshop will be held in Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way,...

  • Portland District 4 officials invite residents to coffee

    PORTLAND — District 4 City Councilor Justin Costa will be joined by School Board member Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, also of District 4, for an informal "constituent coffee" from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the session will be held at Black Cat ...

  • South Portland fire displaces 6 residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six tenants were displaced Sunday by a fire in a two-unit apartment building on Ocean Street. No injuries were reported, but "several" pet cats perished in the blaze at 143 Ocean St., according to a Fire Department statement. A department spokesman said t...

  • North Yarmouth board cuts TV feed, calls in sheriff, after more complaints over firefighter firing

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Continuing criticism of the town's December 2014 firing of one of its Fire-Rescue Department paramedics led the Board of Selectmen on Feb. 17 to cut th...

  • Portland police nab four in prostitution sting

    PORTLAND — Four men who thought they were responding to Internet ads placed by prostitutes found themselves charged by city police in a sting operation Monday, Police Lt. James Sweatt announced Thursday. Sweatt said Jason T. Rickett, 31, and Nicholas G. St. Amand, 29, both of Gorham ...

  • Scarborough council: State budget threatens town taxpayers

    SCARBOROUGH — Town Councilors were openly discontent Wednesday night about the possible elimination of municipal revenue sharing in Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget, and the subsequent increase in local property taxes that could result. The council was joined by state Sen. Amy...

  • Cape Elizabeth library renovations on schedule

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The temporary town library at the Spurwink School building has been upgraded with a new handicapped-accessible entrance while Thomas Memorial Library is being renovated. The building, which had been housing the children's area of the library, now has a ground-le...