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  • UPDATE: Portland police arrest supermarket robbery suspect

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A man arrested in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery within a 24-hour period is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said in a press release that 45-year-old Howard Gribbin was arrested on Tuesday evening afte...

  • Panel to update Peaks Island residents on secession from Portland

    PEAKS ISLAND — The Peaks Island Independence Committee on Sunday will meet with residents about the latest effort to secede from the city of Portland. PIIC member Rand Gee said the meeting will update residents on the status of a secession bill that has been submitted to the state Le...

  • Developer: Portland housing market remains strong

    PORTLAND — The city's housing market is good, even great, according to developer Greg Shinberg. You just have to build what people want. "The downtown market for condominiums in Portland is still very good," Shinberg said, as he led a tour of one of the two-bedroom condos at his most...

  • Dining Dish: Spring to bring a slew of new restaurants

    Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of five fifty-five on Congress Street in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant named Petite Jacqueline at 190 State St., the former home of Evangeline. They were granted a ... 2

  • Portland had 25% of Maine's homicides in 2010

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is pushing back against the Maine Department of Public Safety for calling the city's performance "disappointing" in a review of 2010 homicides.  DPS spokesman Stephen McCausland reported the statewide homicide statistics in a Jan. 7 newsletter.

  • Portland, MCLU reach agreement on rules for small religious gatherings

    PORTLAND — Followers of a small mosque and Islamic center at 978 Washington Ave. will be allowed to continue meeting after a lawsuit filed by the Maine Civil Liberties Union against the city was settled last week. As a result, it will be easier for all small religious groups to meet,...

  • Portland gets $200K to plan high school education reforms

    PORTLAND — The School Department will soon begin planning a new education model for all four of the city's high schools. The goal is find ways to better engage students who are at risk of dropping out, while inspiring others to perform better by increasing the relevance of their less...

  • Portland police to host crime watch meeting for Rosemont residents

    PORTLAND — An organizational meeting for Rosemont residents interested in starting a neighborhood watch program will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25, at St. Ansgar Church, 515 Woodford St. The 7 p.m. meeting in the church basement comes on the heels of a raucous community forum in Decemb...

  • Marchers in Portland honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage

    PORTLAND — They started out in smaller groups, concerned citizens talking about social and economic justice at the Preble Street Resource Center. But they ended as a mass of about 500, singing "We Shall Overcome" on the steps of City Hall. Monday's rally celebrating Martin Lut...

  • SAD 75 rejects Harpswell request for equal time on school closure

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 board voted 12-1 on Jan. 13 to not include an alternative perspective in literature explaining the proposed closure of West Harpswell School. The Harpswell Board of Selectmen had asked the School Board to include other viewpoints. But S...