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  • Maine musician returns for New England tour

    PORTLAND — Native Mainer and University of Southern Maine graduate Brandon Turner and his band, The Haberdashery Ensemble, will bring their blend of jazz, classical, folk, gypsy, French and tango music to southern Maine this weekend. The band, which Turner started when he moved to Lo...

  • Maine Dept. of Education warns schools about use of 'dangerous restraints'

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education is telling schools to prohibit the use of airway-restrictive restraints on students until the department can revise its regulations on restraint and seclusion of students in public and private schools. In a Sept. 10 letter from Education Co... 2

  • WMD training forces Portland road closures

    PORTLAND — Read Street between Bell Street and Canco Road will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during training exercises for emergency responders. Westbound traffic on Baxter Boulevard will be detoured through Payson Park t...

  • Effort to bring aircraft carrier to Portland waterfront hits strong headwind

    PORTLAND — Efforts to bring the USS John F. Kennedy to the Portland waterfront, where it would become a permanent museum and convention center, ran into opposition at a City Council workshop Monday night. Several councilors spoke against granting a memorandum of understanding for ber... 2

  • Portland councilors give raises to themselves, nonunion workers; OK new downtown noise rules

    PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted 7-1 to give raises to themselves and other nonunion city employees. The City Council also approved the creation of a sound oversight committee to mediate noise disputes between Old Port bar owners and other residents and business owners....

  • Portland man indicted for Parkside murder

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old Portland man was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for the Aug. 12 murder of 58-year-old Richard Meyer. Shawn Garland is charged with intentional or knowing or depraved indifference murder in Meyer's stabbing death in a Grant Street apartment.

  • Skolnik launches write-in campaign for re-election to Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Embattled City Councilor Dan Skolnik has changed his mind and will seek re-election in District 3. "Based on events, I am putting my money where my mouth is," Skolnik said, when reached Monday afternoon. "And I have a big mouth." Skolnik has been making headlines re...

  • 'Trashy behavior': Illegal dumping angers residents of Portland's Parkside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Some Parkside residents say they have had enough of trash and unwanted furniture piling up in their neighborhood. Parkside Neighborhood Association President Chelsea Miller said her group has been working with city officials to confront a growing problem of illegal du...

  • Proposed Portland rules would give edge to local workers, contractors

    PORTLAND — The City Council Finance Committee on Sept. 23 will consider an ordinance requiring background checks on city contractors and giving preference to those who use local labor. The proposal, called the "Responsible Contractor's Ordinance," would require contractors to submit ...

  • County gets federal anti-drug grant

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County and a local substance abuse awareness organization have received a $625,000 grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat youth substance abuse in Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport and Pownal.