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  • 'Good to go' to college: Grant buys computers for Portland adult ed grads

    PORTLAND — When the Apple iPad was released last spring, Anja Hanson started thinking about how Portland Adult Education students lacked the necessary technology to compete in the 21st century. Understanding the challenge, Hanson, the program's college transition adviser, quickly beg...

  • 2 towns challenge Portland for Narrow Gauge Railroad

    PORTLAND — Three communities have submitted formal proposals to lure the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum from its home on the Portland waterfront. The city of Por...

  • Building relationships: Oliver Place, Bath community provide support for at-risk teens

    BATH — If it weren't for Oliver Place, Cori Mullins said, she might not still be in school. The 17-year-old, who has been at the residential treatment facility at 55 Oliver St. since last summer, is a senior at Morse High School. She goes to school day and night to ensure that she wi...

  • Maine passenger rail advocates hope GOP keeps subsidies coming

    BRUNSWICK — Nationally, the debate over subsidizing passenger rail has largely been a partisan issue; Democrats have supported it, Republicans haven't. For the most part, that division hasn't been evident in Maine. With a new Republican governor and GOP-controlled state Legislature, ...

  • New year, new tradition

    It takes surprisingly little to talk some Mainers out of their long johns and into a bathing suit for a quick winter dip into Casco Bay. Just come up with a good cause in need of a fundraiser, in this case South Portland High School Project Graduation, and - splash! - let the shivering begin. Fourte...

  • South Portland police make arrest in 2009 robbery

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police said they have made an arrest in what was the only unsolved bank robbery in the city in recent years. Sgt. Steven Webster said police arrested Michael LaFollette, 29, of Portland, in connection with the Nov. 9, 2009, bank robbery. Police said LaFollette... 1

  • Debate continues over Higgins Beach parking in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 80 people turned out for Wednesday night's Town Council meeting on proposed parking changes at Higgins Beach. Many spoke during the public hearing, some in favor of aspects of a compromise plan proposed by Council Chairwoman Judy Roy and others opposed, p...

  • Police in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth investigate car thefts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are investigating a string of vehicle thefts that occurred over the holidays. Police Lt. Frank Clark said that three cars were stolen from Ferry Village last week, bringing the total vehicle thefts to six citywide. A...

  • South Portland schools told to produce a flat budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On the heels of last year's uncertain budget process, School Board Chairman Ralph Baxter pressed the City Council on Monday to provide a clear directive on an acceptable fiscal 2012 budget. "I may not like the number you give us, but we're leaving here with a number,...

  • Recovery continues for South Portland officer injured by distracted driver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As a former collegiate football player, Rocco Navarro has taken his fair share of hits. And as a police officer, he stands ready to attack dangerous situations head-on. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangerous hit he sustained on Nov. 1, 2010 ...