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  • At Portland MLK Day event, Frank talk about voting

    PORTLAND — Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, on Monday had strong words about voting. "The reason not to vote is if you think everything is perfect,” said Frank, the keynote speaker at the 34th annual...

  • Public weighs in on Falmouth economic development plan

    FALMOUTH — A large crowd packed the Town Council Chambers on Jan. 13 to discuss what should be in the town's first economic development plan. The forum was was the...

  • Falmouth chief: Good police candidates hard to find

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department held a community forum at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary Jan. 14 to discuss whatever was on the public's mind. Chief Edward Tolan and Lt. John Kilbride spent two hours answering questions from a small handful of residents and the Rev. Nathan Ferrell...

  • Portland considers following Seattle's 'LEAD' in fighting crime, drugs

    PORTLAND — The chairman of the City Council Public Safety, Health & Human Services Committee Monday said he is interested in adopting a Seattle program designed to deter drug-related nonviolent crimes and prostitution. "It was very compelling," Council Ed Suslovic said about a Th...

  • Seasoned Portland chef ready to launch East Deering deli and market

    PORTLAND — A neighborhood food landmark is gone, but in its place will be a new project by a rising star in the city's restaurant galaxy. Quattrucci's Variety at 164 Veranda St. was a neighborhood staple for more than three decades. The store closed without fanfare late last year, bu...

  • Portland murder victim may have been trying to keep the peace

    PORTLAND — Richard Lobor, who was killed Nov. 21, 2014, in an apartment on Brighton Avenue, may have been acting as a peacekeeper during a dispute, according to a police affidavit filed in the Cumberland County Unified Criminal Docket. The affidavit was released Thursday, Jan. 15, af...

  • Portland children's hospital's patient tutoring program gets funding jolt

    PORTLAND — It's cramped, and it caters to students learning everything from the basics of reading to trigonometry. And now the classroom on the sixth floor corner in the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center may be fully funded and supplied, with the Jan. 15 launch...

  • Portland High School students sample college chemistry at USM

    PORTLAND — A handful of Portland High School students came to the University of Southern Maine last week to answer one question: what's killing fish? On Jan. 15, the USM Chemistry Department hosted an environmental science class from PHS for a project-based lab in the college's scien...

  • Portland welcomes inaugural Winterfest on Friday

    PORTLAND — Participants will be able to slide it, shoot it, sculpt it or search for it at the first-ever Portland Winterfest beginning Friday, Jan. 23. Organized by Portland's Downtown District, the festival opens with the Winterfest Rail Jam from 5-7 p.m. on Spring Street between Ce...

  • Portland schools to provide budget forum

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Schools will host a town hall-style meeting on the fiscal year 2016 budget on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lyman Moore Middle School library. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to offer input and feedback on budgeting priorities for ...