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  • Maine DOT: Martins Point Bridge will remain open during construction

    PORTLAND — Despite earlier suggestions that it would be closed, the Maine Department of Transportation revealed July 13 that it will keep two lanes of traffic open while the Martins Point Bridge is being replaced. The existing bridge, which connects Veranda Street in Portland with Ro...

  • D.C. company to help Portland count ranked-choice mayoral votes

    PORTLAND — The city is finalizing details of a contract with an outside firm that will assist with November's mayoral election. The city plans to hire TrueBallot, a Washington, D.C.-based election services company, to assist the city clerk's office in the vote count for Portland's fi...

  • Pray as you go: As its congregation shrinks, Woodfords Church faces an uncertain future

    PORTLAND — Sixty years ago, Woodfords Congregational Church had the largest Sunday school in the country and a congregation of more than 2,000 people. It needed space and expanded into the buildings at 202 Woodford St. that most Portland residents are familiar with today. But ...

  • Urban Outfitters plans store in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — Urban Outfitters, the national retailer described as funky, hipster, kitschy and occasionally insensitive, is poised to move into the former Pavilion on Middle Street. The company received unanimous approval from the Historic Preservation Board July 6 for proposed signs an...

  • Unsung Hero: John 'Slim' Lee, pillar for boys and girls

    SOUTH PORTLAND — John "Slim" Lee is a rock. For 41 years, he’s been married to the same woman (Cheryl) and he has lived in the same house. And, after seven years with the Portland Boys Club (when it was just for boys), he spent 37 years as unit director of the

  • Incoming city manager sees Portland as a career pinnacle

    PORTLAND — On Friday afternoon, Mark Rees, dressed in a light blue polo shirt and stone-colored khakis, breezed into City Hall with his wife, Beth. They passed a group of television reporters, who didn't recognize Rees, and made their way to the city manager's office, where a telepho...

  • Greater Portland communities again break recycling record

    PORTLAND — The ecomaine waste management company announced last week that its 43 communities set a record for recycling in the fiscal year ended June 30. The performance continues a trend that started in 2003. Spokeswoman Shelly Dunn said in a press release that ecomaine recei...

  • CELT Paint for Preseration on Sunday

    CAPE ELIZABETH —  The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will host its fourth Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction Sunday, July 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the ...

  • New rabbi takes pulpit at South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Congregation Bet Ha'am, the city's only synagogue and the only Reform Jewish temple in southern Maine, has a new spiritual leader, the sixth in its 26-year history. Rabbi Jared Saks, 33, presided over his first sabbath worship last week. Saks replaced interim ...

  • Scarborough webcam puts eyes on Higgins Beach parking, safety

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite new parking restrictions enacted last winter, Higgins Beach is in some ways more accessible than ever. Last month, the town installed webcam for live, streaming video atop The Breakers Inn on Bayview Avenue. The idea is that officials and the public will be able... 2