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  • Economics force Brunswick's Frontier Cafe to make changes

    BRUNSWICK — A well-known local restaurant and arts venue is entering its sixth year in business with changes it hopes will provide a financial boost. Over the next month, Frontier Cafe-Cinema-Gallery...

  • Art, building on display in Falmouth

    Laura Fuller, a stained glass artist from Portland, arranges one of her pieces Monday in preparation for a show Friday at the Benchmark Real Estate and Cornerstone Building & Restoration building, 308 Foreside Road, Falmouth. The Oct. 7 show, from 5-7 p.m., features local artists and furnitur...

  • Colleges counselors pick Portland for conference

    PORTLAND — The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers announced this week it has selected Portland for its annual conference, scheduled for June 4-6, 2012. More than 400 college and university career counselors and recruiters are expected to attend the conference at the Holida...

  • Portland City Council pecks away at petition process, relaxes chicken rules

    PORTLAND — There was lots of clucking at Monday's night City Council meeting, but not about a proposal to relax rules governing back-yard chickens. Those changes, which reduced the distance required between chicken coops and neighboring buildings from 25 feet to 10 feet, passed unani...

  • After math: Arguments over programs divide parents, professionals, leave schools with a problem to solve

    PORTLAND — Middle school math programs are generally not considered controversial. But as Portland begins to implement the new University of Chicago Mathematics program in all three of its middle schools, parents, teachers and math experts around the region are questioning whether th... 1

  • Westin 'the front-runner' for renovated Eastland Park Hotel in Portland

    Owners plan to pay residents $2,500 per unit PORTLAND — The new owners of the Eastland Park Hotel will provide tenants $2,500 a unit to relocate and will donate old hotel furniture to area nonprofits. But it's unclear when the estimated 10- to 14-month renovation will begin....

  • Portland Film Festival returns with Falmouth connection

    PORTLAND — The second Portland Maine Film Festival returns this week with a variety of films, from short works to full-length features and animated films, at venues all ove...

  • Portland seeks annual Christmas tree

    PORTLAND — It's only October, but the city is already looking forward to Christmas. The city is seeking a 40- to 60-foot tall, "well-rounded" tree to be decorated with hundreds of LED lights and displayed in Monument Square. A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on No...

  • Successful brew-print: Shipyard hopes Pumpkinhead creates national buzz

    PORTLAND — For beer-drinkers around Maine, the arrival of Shipyard Brewery's Pumpkinhead beer means it's time to dig the fall sweaters out of the closet and put away the patio furniture. The nearly 20-year-old Portland brewery's seasonal beer has become a staple for fall in Maine, bu...

  • North Deering crime watch organizes

    PORTLAND — North Deering residents on Thursday, Oct. 6, will hold an organizational meeting for a new neighborhood crime watch. The North Deering Neighborhood Association said in a press release it has been working on the anti-crime initiative with the Portland Police Department for ...