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  • Portland schools receive nearly $6M in federal grants

    PORTLAND — The School Department expects to receive $6 million in federal grants to begin the new school year. The department announced last week that it expects to receive a $2.6 million grant from the $26 billion federal jobs bill recently approved by the U.S. Congress. The state r...

  • Alleged robber leaves trail of video, coffee in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police said a Standish man went on a crime spree through the West End in the early hours of Aug. 26, allegedly robbing convenience stores, trying to steal an ambulance and running away with a cash register. Paul Schlosser, 25, was arrested around 6 a.m. while allegedly att...

  • Portland pier owner proposes 150-ft. expansion

    PORTLAND — The owner of the Portland Regency Hotel has submitted plans to expand a waterfront pier at 68 Commercial St. A company called Great Maine Wharf, which is owned by Eric Cianchette, is looking to extend the existing 500-foot, concrete pier behind the Dry Dock restaurant by 1...

  • Portland pier owners offer concessions on waterfront zoning

    PORTLAND — Review of proposed waterfront zoning changes is expected to continue later this month, with several amendments aimed at making city officials and lobstermen more comfortable with pier owners' requests. A group of 11 pier owners have dropped their request to allow 50 more f...

  • Next stop?: Narrow Gauge Railroad may pull out of Portland

    PORTLAND — The Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum has been keeping the locomotive spirit alive for thousands of people a year on the city's waterfront, offering train rides and a museum along the Eastern Promen...

  • Education secretary impressed by expeditionary learning in Portland

    Student Keyly Martinez explains a student-led oral history project to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during Duncan's visit to King Middle School in Portland on Tuesday. Awaiting their turns to speak are students Joanna Quinn and Mohamed Nur.

  • Portland's Back Cove residents get advice for quelling crime wave

    PORTLAND — Lock your doors, remove valuables from cars – and lock those, too – and don't leave items unattended outside. That was the advice for about 60 residents of the Back Cove neighborhood who gathered at Cheverus High School Aug. 26 to hear from City Councilor ...

  • Back from the ashes: Tenants to begin moving into rebuilt building on Route 1 in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — More than a year and a half after a fire displaced more than two dozen businesses at 500 Route 1, the first tenant will soon move into the rebuilt office building. The orthodontic practice of Dr. Mark Fischer is expected to reopen by the end of the month. He has been ...

  • The art of traffic control

    Motorists creep along Maine Street during the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21, an event that doubled as an experiment to close the thoroughfare's middle two lanes. Town officials wanted to see if the closure would make Maine Street more pedestrian friendly. The closure drew m...

  • S.P. gets grant to boost OUI enforcement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Motorists can expect to see extra patrols and checkpoints on the roads from now through Labor Day as police ramp up enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Police Department received a $5,000 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to increase patrols through ...