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  • Teaching pride in Portland

    The Pride Parade on Saturday, June 20, in Portland included the first formal participation by the city's School Deparment. Some students and staff have marched in the annual parade since the 1990s, but this was the first time the school district sanctioned participation by staff, School Board mem...

  • Portland panel maps procedure to reuse Reed School

    PORTLAND — The task force charged with recommending ways to reuse the vacant Thomas B. Reed School has completed its work. At its fifth and final meeting on June...

  • Interstate 295 ramp work begins in Portland

    PORTLAND — A ramp improvement project is underway at Interstate 295 Exit 6 at Forest Avenue. The $1.71 million Maine Department of Transportation project is designed to alleviate traffic backups on the ramps while improving accommodations for pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Fo...

  • Portland church's annual Greek Festival opens Thursday

    PORTLAND — Sweets, treats and dancing will be on tap this weekend at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 133 Pleasant St. The 33rd annual Greek Festival opens at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25 and runs thr...

  • South Carolina church shooting victims to be remembered in Portland

    PORTLAND — A community event in response to the June 17 shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium, 18 Myrtle St. In a June 19 press release, Mayor Michael Brennan invited the public to attend the "Lift E...

  • Robber strikes Portland bank, credit union

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday increased to $10,000 the reward for information leading to the arrests of individuals responsible for robbing two banks this spring. In addition to a $5,000 reward being offered by TruChoice Federal Credit Union, cPort Federal Credit Union is also offering...

  • Portland school chief a finalist for Kentucky job

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Emmanuel Caulk is a finalist for a school chief job in another state, the School Department announced Friday. If confirmed, Caulk would be leaving Portland to become superintendent of the 40,000-student Lexington, Kentucky, public school syst...

  • Climbing to the top of the Old Port

    Kaleb Hull, 10, of Brunswick, scales a climbing wall Sunday, June 14, on Exchange Street in Portland during the Old Port Festival.

  • State cites Harpswell fire departments for workplace violations

    HARPSWELL — The state Department of Labor is proposing a $6,400 fine for alleged violations of occupational safety and health rules by the town's volunteer fire departments. Pamela Megathlin, director of the Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Standards, on June 4 notified...

  • Scarborough Town Council cuts $500K from school budget, sets June 24 hearing

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors believe they've found a compromise that will both reduce the tax burden and preserve services and programs in the fiscal year 2016 school budget. By a unanimous vote Wednesday, councilors approved the first reading of a $43.3 million school budget, ...