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  • Young Yarmouth skater pairs up for a chance at a championship

    FALMOUTH — For a teenager from Yarmouth, a calling almost became a missed opportunity. "The first time I went on the ice I hated it, I didn’t like the cold and I didn’t want to do it," 13-year-old Franz-Peter Jerosch said Sunday. A decade later, Jerosch is headed t...

  • Yarmouth wine room owners hope to seize the night

    YARMOUTH — A pair of self-proclaimed "carpe divas" have opened Carpe Diem, a wine room and flight bar, at the former location of The Royal Bean. Barb Brown and Robyn Barnes bought the 18 Yarmouth Crossi...

  • Cumberland council sets hearings on Route 1 development

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to hold hearings Jan. 26 on a contract zone agreement and land sale for a proposed housing development along U.S. Route 1. Developer David Chase – who has had difficulty selling the property for commercial use, and now...

  • Portland schools to adopt new evaluation system for principals

    PORTLAND — The School Board will be adopting a new set of principal evaluations, as required by the Maine Department of Education. The board last week was also presented with findings from a recent study on adult language courses. The Portland Public Schools Principal Evaluati...

  • Student in Portland adds vision to song about human trafficking

    PORTLAND — When it comes to music videos, you probably don't expect a high school senior to be a major creative force in production. But that's exactly what Waynflete School student Mike Rodway, 18, was for a national recording artist's song about human trafficking. Rodway sai...

  • Portland seeks reversal of ruling against loitering ordinance

    PORTLAND — As the late-morning temperatures struggled to reach zero on Thursday, Jan. 8, Harry Farmer, 27, took what he sees as his rightful spot in the median strip on Franklin Street where it intersects Marginal Way. "I spend half my day looking for work, half out here," he said. "...

  • Portland circus college launches recreational classes

    PORTLAND — The circus has finally come to town. The Circus Conservatory of America, which is scheduled to launch the first-ever accredited circus college in the Unit...

  • Portland celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark Voting Rights Act anniversary

    PORTLAND — The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 will get special recognition when the Portland chapter of the NAACP hosts its 34th annual breakfast celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast, which culminates a wee...

  • Portland forums to study immigration, economics

    PORTLAND — Immigration, assimilation and economic opportunities are being examined in local forums this week and through late spring. "Immigration in Our Future" is the title of an hour-long discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the First Parish Church, 425 Congress S...

  • Portland launches phone app for complaints, questions

    PORTLAND — Quality-of-life issues in the city can be reported digitally through a new phone app and the city website, city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Sunday. Fix It! Portland allows people to report potholes, malfunctioning street lamps, or to request inspections for possi...