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  • Portland mayoral candidates get a little feisty in forum

    PORTLAND — A forum Tuesday morning hosted by the Portland Community Chamber and the Maine Real Estate Development Association offered mayoral candidates a chance to speak about economic development. But several candidates were also given the opportunity to address specific concerns ...

  • Business exec joins Red Claws, Forefront

    PORTLAND — A Falmouth business executive has purchased a minority share in the Maine Red Claws basketball team and joined the group planning to redevelop Thompson's Point. Stephen Woods, president and chief executive officer of marketing firm TideSmart Global on Route 1 in Falmouth, ...

  • Replacement of Martins Point Bridge on track to begin next year

    PORTLAND — Anyone driving over the Martins Point Bridge recently has noticed several pieces of equipment operating in the water beside the bridge. "What you're seeing out in the field right now is the drilling for soil borings for the Supplemental Boring Program," said Leanne Timberl...

  • Clothes-knit community: Swap Maine returns to Portland

    PORTLAND — "Brace yourself. Winter is coming." That, according to posters around town, is the reason to bring used clothes to trade this weekend at Swap Maine. In May, a group of fashion bloggers from Portland organized the first Swap Maine event at Headgames on Free Street. A...

  • Portland police probe bombing, believe Occupy Maine wasn't only target

    PORTLAND — Acting Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said Monday police are looking for someone who threw an acid bomb into the Lincoln Park campsite of Occupy Maine protesters last weekend. And he said it's not the only explosion reported early Sunday morning. Sauschuck said offi...

  • Arts vs. crafts vs. farmers: Portland tries to draw the line

    PORTLAND — In a city known for its creative economy and Buy Local movement, a seemly innocuous proposal to create a weekly craft fair in Monument Square is pitting artists and craftsmen against farmers and business owners. The city began receiving complaints this summer about the num...

  • Portland train, bus station to stay at Thompson's Point

    PORTLAND — Operators of the Amtrak Downeaster have decided to keep the train station at Thompson's Point. The decision comes as a group of stakeholders are working ...

  • Cumberland County Civic Center losing money as bond question looms

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County voters will be asked Nov. 8 to approve borrowing $33 million to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center. The 34-year-old Spring Street building hosts concerts, shows, conferences and the Portland Pirates professional hockey team. The total cost...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: What the candidates say they'll do on Day 1

    Photo gallery by Natalie Conn/The Sunday Best Last in a seven-part series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on issues facing the city. PORTLAND — Candidates to be th...

  • Portland's mayoral candidates (at least some of them) rank each other

    PORTLAND — One question in our series of interviews with the city's mayoral candidates proved to be the most difficult for many of the candidates – especially the perceived front-runners. We asked them who they will rank as their second, third and fourth choices on their own ba...