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  • UPDATE: Craig says Cincy 'is like home;' asst. police chief gets interim appointment in Portland

    Portland Police Chief James C. Craig places a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat on the podium before the start of a press conference on Tuesday about his decision to take a job as top cop in the Ohio city.

  • Portland may link student, teacher performance measures

    PORTLAND — More than a decade after it was created, the city's teacher evaluation system is being revisited. Portland Education Association President Kathleen Casasa said the changes are likely to start next year. They may include a link to student achievement. "A lot has happ...

  • Teacher leaders chosen for Portland's Reiche School

    PORTLAND — A kindergarten teacher and a special education teacher will step into the two teacher-leader roles that will replace administrative leadership at Reiche Elementary School. Special education instructor Christine Keegan and kindergarten and current teacher-leader Kevin Brews...

  • Community garden grows neighborhood strife in Portland

    PORTLAND — On a recent sunny afternoon, Laura Carten was hard at work, hunched over a raised garden bed in Deering Center as the wind blew gently through the pines and the birds chirped nearby. Carten was tending her 8-by-8-foot plot near Evergreen Cemetery, where she has planted rad...

  • 15 at the starting line for Portland mayoral election

    PORTLAND — Fifteen potential candidates have filed the initial paperwork at City Hall to become Portland's first popularly elected mayor in more than 80 years. Now, it will be up to those residents to collect enough signatures from registered voters to place their names on the Novemb...

  • State sending Rapid Response team to Portland after Barber Foods announces 83 layoffs

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods announced on Monday it will lay off 83 employees by the end of August. Chief Executive Officer David Barber said the layoffs are not related to the recent acquisition of Barber Foods by Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods. "It would have happened regar...

  • Train collides with pickup truck near Falmouth Road

    FALMOUTH — A train collided with a pickup truck near the Falmouth Road railroad crossing early Monday morning. Police said Raymond Freeman, 42, of Biddeford, apparently drove the truck down the rail line and parked on the tracks around midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. Mon...

  • Fourth of July events on tap for Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague

    FREEPORT — Freeport, Yarmouth and Chebeague Island will celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks, races and activities for the whole family. There will be a blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast in Freeport, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Saint Jude Hall on Main St...

  • Rail officials consider alternate sites for Brunswick train depot

    BRUNSWICK — The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority told Brunswick residents last week that officials are considering alternate locations for an Amtrak maintenance facility. Addressing a standing-room-only crowd, Patricia Quinn assured residents th...

  • Double the fun for Scarborough

    The Scarborough boys' lacrosse team turns into a celebratory mass after the Red Storm repeated as Class A champions with a 6-4 win over Lewiston last Saturday.