Thu, Apr 02, 2015 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

News

  • Catholic elementary school in Portland to close in June

    PORTLAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese announced April 15 that the 145-year-old Cathedral Catholic School will close in June, at the end of the school year. Communications Director Sue Bernard said in a press release that the closure is the result of long-term financial problems at th...

  • Portland schools cut $125K from budget proposal

    PORTLAND — The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday on the proposed $89.5 million school budget for fiscal year 2012. The City Council Finance Committee approved the budget April 14. It is $125,000 smaller than the original proposal because the School Board was able to remo...

  • Portland teachers' pact puts full-time union chief on city payroll

    PORTLAND — Two weeks ago, Portland school officials held a press conference to announce a three-year contract agreement with unionized teachers. Officials applauded the educators for making concessions that would save the city approximately $700,000, including limits on professional ...

  • Weed 'em and reap

    Farm, garden store Allen, Sterling & Lothrop celebrates 100 years FALMOUTH — One hundred years ago this spring, a small wholesale farm equipment and seed distributor opened on Commercial Street in Portland. Then, in the 1950s, the company moved to a building at the corne...

  • ChIME helps individuals heed the call

    Cumberland electrician to be ordained in June CUMBERLAND — After 25 years as a master electrician, Dana Demers found a calling toward an entirely different path. Almost two years later, on June 5, he will be ordained as an interfaith minister through the Portland-based Chapl...

  • Peaks Island secessionists 'bloodied, but unbowed' by failed effort

    PORTLAND — Peaks Island residents who want to secede from Portland were handed a setback last week when a legislative committee unanimously killed a bill that would have put the issue to a vote. But some secession supporters said they will not give up the fight. "I would chara...

  • DiMillo's the latest Portland restaurant to add nutrition info to menus

    PORTLAND — The lobster roll at DiMillo's Floating Restaurant has 290 calories, and soon diners at the Commercial Street restaurant will be able to find that information on the menu. DiMillo's has been working with a city-provided dietitian to calculate nutritional information for its...

  • Portland legislator pushes bill to legalize, tax marijuana in Maine

    PORTLAND — Imagine walking into a neighborhood store to buy beer, wine, liquor and cigarettes. But on your way home you make one more stop – to buy marijuana, legally. That's the vision Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, will outline at a press conference on Wednesday at Port... 13

  • Dining Dish: Spring has sprung a crop of new restaurants

    Siano's Pizza at 505 Fore St. in Portland has closed and Zapoteca is expected to open in its place by the end of May or beginning of June. Owner Tom Bard will serve Mexican cuisine and tequ...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick building destroyed by fire had 'life safety' issues

    More than a dozen homeless after Maine Street blaze BRUNSWICK — An apartment and commercial building on lower Maine Street that burned down on Sunday was under scrutiny for fire prevention and safety problems. Brunswick Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson on Tuesday said the buil...