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  • Peaks Island affordable housing plan riles residents

    PORTLAND — A proposal to bring affordable housing to Luther Street is facing opposition from Peaks Island residents who say the plan helps a few but ignores many struggling to afford island life. Home Start, a non-profit development group based on the island, is looking to provide th...

  • Opposition stalls changes at Portland's Riverton Library

    PORTLAND — School and public library officials halted a plan to change the size and services at the Riverton Branch. The decision, announced during a Monday meeting at the Riverton Elementary School, comes amid swift and passionate opposition from parents and neighborhood residents.

  • Portland councilors reject temporary ban on pot dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The city will not delay the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary, should one apply to do business here. The City Council on Monday unanimously rejected a proposed moratorium on the facilities, which the city attorney drafted to give the city time to come up with zonin...

  • Walking to raise awareness for senior mobility

    PORTLAND — Last week, Kathy Freund, 60, of Portland, spent 26 days training, leading to 25 miles walked in 24 hours. Not your typical weekend activity. Freund walked around the Back Cove trail starting June 18 at noon, until noon the following day, all for an unpublicized cause: dign...

  • Falmouth Rotary brings 2nd annual LobsterFest to Maine State Pier in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Falmouth Rotary Club will host the second annual LobsterFest at the Maine State Pier on Saturday, June 26. The event will raise money for the Jessie Fund and the Maine Children's Cancer Program. "We wanted a local charity," said David Jones, president of the Falmouth R...

  • Replacement of landmark Portland-South Portland bridge begins

    PORTLAND — More than two years of construction to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge began on Monday, but state officials do not expect any major traffic snarls during peak weekday commuting hours. There will, however, be daily closures as needed to the southbound lane during off-p...

  • Gay pride on display in Portland

    Marchers make their way along Congress Street in Portland Saturday as the 24th annual Gay Pride Parade and celebration got underway. More than 4,000 people lined the streets as the participants marched from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park.

  • Businesses share concerns with Maine Turnpike Authority about Exit 48 bridge replacement

    PORTLAND — There only seemed to be one option in the eyes of the 20 or so local business owners who attended the Maine Turnpike Authority's June 17, public meeting to receive feedback on three alternatives for a new Exit 48 bridge. Eric Johnson, general manager of Berlin City Lexus s...

  • Trader Joe's gets FTC approval for Portland store

    PORTLAND — A Federal Trade Commission spokesman Friday said the agency has approved Trader Joe's request to purchase the former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way. The deal transfers the property from Whole Foods Market to Trader Joe's. Whole Foods acquired the Wild Oats grocery chain i...

  • Scarborough superintendent of schools to retire next year

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent David Doyle announced Thursday that he will be leaving his job at the end of the next school year after 24 years in the School Department. "I will graduate with the class of 2011," Doyle told the School Board Thursday night. Doyle was appointed to ...