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  • Portland restaurants try to weather the storms

    PORTLAND — It's been one storm after another this winter, with snow accumulations well above normal in the city. And while that may be great news for winter enthusiasts, it has many others hibernating. The parking bans, snow piles, bitter cold and blistering winds that keep people in...

  • Portland fire safety proposals face budget constraints

    PORTLAND — The city's Fire Safety Task Force has finished its work, but officials are wary of the cost of implementing some recommendations. "I am going to sit down with department heads and review the affe...

  • Portland High School fire alarm system failing, outdated

    PORTLAND — The fire alarm system in the city's oldest school is obsolete, but still operational for the time being. Replacement of the Portland High School system at a cost of $150,000 is included in the city's

  • Maine joins heroin task force as lawmakers question treatment strategy

    PORTLAND — With heroin overdose deaths and prosecutions for heroin trafficking increasing, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said the state has joined a multi-state task force to reduce trafficking and abuse of the opioid. “Maine is very pleased to be working with our partners...

  • Maine Catholic schools get new superintendent

    PORTLAND — Catholic schools in Maine will have a new superintendent, effective July 1. James King, a native of Akron, Ohio, was named to the position by Bishop Robert Deeley. He will succeed the Rev. Louis J. Phillips, who has served as interim superintendent since July 1, 2014. ...

  • Housing authorities share in federal grants

    PORTLAND — Area housing authorities will share in almost half the $5.4 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding awarded to Maine agencies Feb. 12. According to a HUD press release, the money is part of the the department's Capital Fund Program, which helps ...

  • Portland schools surveying parents

    PORTLAND — The School Department launched its second annual parent survey on Feb. 9, and will be accepting responses until April 17. The survey is available on the department website in seve...

  • Portland City Hall forum planned on affordable housing

    PORTLAND — The creation of more affordable housing in the city will be the subject of a 5:30 p.m. public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in City Hall Room 24. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said staff from the Planning & Urban Development Department will discuss housing propo...

  • Officers' best friend: Police gather in Yarmouth to say a final goodbye to Sultan

    YARMOUTH — Police and emergency responders from around the area came out Feb. 13 to pay their respects to a valued comrade. Former Yarmouth police dog Sultan, 13, was being put down after many years of service. A couple dozen officers, firefighters and EMTs from Yarmouth and s...

  • South Portland's Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse needs significant repairs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse faces an uncertain future, after a study concluded it could cost up to $500,000 to repair deterioration of the 19th-century structure. Lighthouse keepers said they are not wo...