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  • Upgrades put Portland's 'mega-berth' behind schedule

    PORTLAND — The construction of the so-called mega-berth on Portland's waterfront is two months behind schedule. But a city spokeswoman said the project is on budget and should be finished in time for the busy fall cruise ship season. In fact, spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said, the...

  • Bond for Cumberland County Civic Center repairs goes to voters

    PORTLAND — Voters in November will be asked to borrow $33 million for repairs to the 35-year-old Cumberland County Civic Center. Cumberland County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday evening to send the bond question to voters. Commissioners James Cloutier and Richard Feeney voted in favo...

  • Federal grant targets homeless veterans in Cumberland County

    PORTLAND — The Preble Street Resource Center is accustomed to helping the homeless navigate local and state bureaucracies to get the assistance they need. Much of that help comes through either local general assistance programs, or through the state's Department of Health and Human S...

  • Loan fund aims to spark innovation, sustain coastal Maine economies

    PEAKS ISLAND — Charles Friedman grew up on Peaks Island, where he fell in love with simple life, only a short boat ride from the bustling of Portland's Old Port. Throughout high school, Friedman worked in a sail shop in Yarmouth. When his grandfather lost his wallet, Friedman made hi...

  • Maine schools win national awards for healthy lunches

    PORTLAND — School lunch is getting healthier in southern Maine, and local schools are winning national awards for it. Eighteen Maine elementary and middle schools were awarded U.S. Dept. of Agriculture bronze medals last week as part of the nationwide HealthierUS Schools Challenge.

  • The face of hiphop

    Tim Clorius, popularly known by the artist name of "Subone," creates a graffiti art mural as part of a hiphop exhibition outside Spun Art & Apparell, 543 Congress St., during Portland's First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 5. He said hiphop combines rap, break dancing and graffiti art in a positive ...

  • Unsung Hero: Bath's Darreby Ambler, leader of the 'Dream Teams'

    BATH — What did you love to do as a child? What do you wish you could do now but haven’t done because of time constraints, money concerns, fear, lack of confidence, insufficient encouragement from friends or family, or simply inertia? How often do we really take the time... 2

  • Try for a glimpse

    The Stillings family waits to see their niece, Caitlin Littlefield of Wells, pass by at the fourth annual Tri for a Cure in South Portland on Sunday, July 31. Littlefield and more than 1,000 other women participated in the event, which raised more than $1 million for the Maine Cancer Foundation. Lit...

  • 'Blues and 'Ques' party to be held Aug. 6

    BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation will present "Blues and 'Ques" on Saturday, Aug. 6. The 6-9 p.m. party will be held on Winter Street, next to Winter Street Center, and will feature food and music. John James and John Marsh will cook slow-cooked, wood-smoked pulled pork, with beans, sla...

  • South Portland council eyes paperless route with iPads

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors could soon join middle schoolers in receiving taxpayer-purchased iPads. At a special workshop late Monday night, the council discussed a proposal from City M...