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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough to share school food services

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town and Scarborough plan to combine school food services and share a nutrition director. Superintendent of Schools Meredith Nadeau told the School Board June 9 that Nutrition Director Paul Esposito will be working for both school departments this fall under a pl...

  • Cape Elizabeth board sends event-venue rules to council

    CAPE ELIZABETH —The Planning Board on Tuesday approved rules governing how residential properties may be used as for-profit event venues. It also OK'd a zoning map amendment that allows the Sprague Corp. to continue to rent property at Ram Island Farm for weddings and other events.