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  • Art returns to the park Saturday in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Volunteer art enthusiasts are making ready for what one organizer called the city's "signature event," the annual Art in the Park. The show will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. It boasts 185 artists and photographers, eight food vendors,...

  • Having a blast

    Workers from Amex, a Boston-based painting firm, apply a base coat of white to Tank 118 at the Sprague Energy oil terminal in South Portland on Monday. At the same time, an "abrassive blaster" crawls up the tank, removing the rust and old base coat and revealing naked steel. The work is being don...

  • Phase 2 renovations done at Yarmouth's Bartlett Circle

    YARMOUTH — What used to be a dark, cramped space with a small bathroom, kitchen, laundry and storage area has been transformed into a well-lit, warm and welcoming community facility for the residents of

  • All aboard: Amtrak train exhibit to stop in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Although the details of Amtrak Downeaster service are still being negotiated, Amtrak's 40th anniversary exhibit train will roll into town on Saturday, Aug. 13, with free tours of its...

  • Upgrades put Portland's 'mega-berth' behind schedule

    PORTLAND — The construction of the so-called mega-berth on Portland's waterfront is two months behind schedule. But a city spokeswoman said the project is on budget and should be finished in time for the busy fall cruise ship season. In fact, spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said, the...

  • Bond for Cumberland County Civic Center repairs goes to voters

    PORTLAND — Voters in November will be asked to borrow $33 million for repairs to the 35-year-old Cumberland County Civic Center. Cumberland County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday evening to send the bond question to voters. Commissioners James Cloutier and Richard Feeney voted in favo...

  • Federal grant targets homeless veterans in Cumberland County

    PORTLAND — The Preble Street Resource Center is accustomed to helping the homeless navigate local and state bureaucracies to get the assistance they need. Much of that help comes through either local general assistance programs, or through the state's Department of Health and Human S...

  • Loan fund aims to spark innovation, sustain coastal Maine economies

    PEAKS ISLAND — Charles Friedman grew up on Peaks Island, where he fell in love with simple life, only a short boat ride from the bustling of Portland's Old Port. Throughout high school, Friedman worked in a sail shop in Yarmouth. When his grandfather lost his wallet, Friedman made hi...

  • Maine schools win national awards for healthy lunches

    PORTLAND — School lunch is getting healthier in southern Maine, and local schools are winning national awards for it. Eighteen Maine elementary and middle schools were awarded U.S. Dept. of Agriculture bronze medals last week as part of the nationwide HealthierUS Schools Challenge.

  • The face of hiphop

    Tim Clorius, popularly known by the artist name of "Subone," creates a graffiti art mural as part of a hiphop exhibition outside Spun Art & Apparell, 543 Congress St., during Portland's First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 5. He said hiphop combines rap, break dancing and graffiti art in a positive ...