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  • Wait is over for Portland fans of Trader Joe's

    PORTLAND — "Two Buck Chuck," spiced dried fruit, frozen orange chicken, Trader Joe's Joe – it's all coming. This week. Trader Joe's is set to open its first Maine outpost Friday, following months of anticipation from the discount grocery store's local fans. "There have b... 1

  • Welcome to 'Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed'

    PORTLAND — A group of local filmmakers have created a series of short horror films just in time for Halloween weekend. The series, "Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed," will debut with two showings on Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Patriot Cinemas' Nickelodeon in Portland and...

  • Soft opening set for Cracker Barrel in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The construction vehicles are gone, the staff has been hired, food suppliers are making deliveries and more than a cord of wood sits piled next to the single-story brown building, whose sign glows alongside of Interstate 95. It can only mean one thing.

  • Regional planning in southern Maine gets a $1.6M boost

    PORTLAND — Will the future of southern Maine be determined by sprawl, traffic snarls and environmental degradation? Or, will it resemble a thoughtful plan that emphasizes sustainability and quality of place? Those are the questions that regional planners in greater Portland wi...

  • Portland diner, delis targeted in Back Cove crime spree

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating a series of overnight burglaries at businesses in the Back Cove area. The break-ins are the latest crimes in an area where residents came together during the summer after what was perceived as an increase in home and vehicle burglaries. The residen... 1

  • Portland School Committee seeks its own CIP for facilities needs

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is lobbying the City Council to create an account separate from the city's for funding school facility improvements. School facility improvements are now included in a single line item in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, a $10 million allocation ty...

  • Legend in the making: Portland Ballet prepares 'Sleepy Hollow' world premiere

    PORTLAND — Black and red ribbons outline the cream-colored antique lace hand-stitched onto each of the 11 dancers' costumes hanging from a ballet bar in the back room of Portland Ballet's Forest Avenue studio. In the hallways, on the dance floor and in the dressing rooms, there's a f...

  • Greater Portland communities get $600K-plus for transportation projects

    PORTLAND — Five southern Maine municipalities are receiving more than $600,000 in federal and state transportation funds through the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System. The organization last week announced the money is going to Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Cape Eliz...

  • The next budget crisis: Pension ‘time bomb’ MIA from candidates’ platforms

    Fourth in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. A widely-respected think-tank calls the $4.2 billion that taxpayers owe to Maine’s retirement system ... 1

  • The Forecaster receives New England journalism award for coverage of Brunswick base

    NATICK, Mass. — The Forecaster was one of six weekly newspapers in the region honored with a Publick Occurrences award for Outstanding Journalism by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at its annual fall conference on Oct. 21. The Forecaster's award was for coverage of ... 1