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  • Despite weather, kids' King Day event draws a crowd

    PORTLAND — While more than 700 adults attended the 29th annual breakfast celebration Monday morning in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., about 150 elementary and middle school kids learned about healthy eating and living and what it takes to be a civil rights leader.

  • Cumberland County seeks volunteers for elderly assurance

    WINDHAM — The Cumberland County Regional Communications Center seeks volunteers to join its 9-1-1 Team. The 9-1-1 Team is a volunteer group of trained, elderly assurance members. Those members volunteer to report to the Windham-based communications center one day a month for two...

  • Portland author picks up 3 more honors

    PORTLAND — A Portland author has picked up three more awards, including a prestigious Newbury honor, for his nonfiction book about a young girl's struggle for civil rights. In an annoucement at the Boston Convention Center, the Young Adult Library Service Assocation cited Phillip Hoo...

  • High school schedule focus of Portland forum

    PORTLAND — A new schedule for the city's high schools will be discussed at a community forum scheduled for Wednesday night, Jan. 20, at the Portland Exposition Building. The proposed common high school schedule was drafted by a 28-member task force and presented to the School Committ...

  • Portland council to consider Waynflete growth, Charter Commission extension

    PORTLAND — The City Council Wednesday will consider a campus expansion plan for Waynflete School that has attracted plenty of attention and opposition from residents of the Western Promenade during the past year. Waynflete's proposal would allow the school to purchase specific reside...

  • Area residents, groups do what they can to help Haiti earthquake victims

    PORTLAND — As images of death and destruction continue to stream across the airwaves, local residents are doing what they can to help the people of Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on Jan. 12.  Roughly the size of Maryland, Haiti is the poorest and least developed na...

  • Concerns about emergency response prompt Peaks Island public forums

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council will hold a series of meetings during the next several weeks to discuss safety concerns of islanders and potential resolutions. Island resident Julie Fisher Melton, a group facilitator, has offered to run the meetings, Island Councilor Lynne Richar...

  • Maine College of Art gets $250K to complete restoration of former Porteous building in Portland

    PORTLAND — Maine College of Art recently received more than $250,000 in grants to complete the renovation of the former Porteous Building on Congress Street. The grants will provide the capstone funding for a $10 million initiative begun in 2004, which raised $4.3 million in new endo...

  • Portland school chief urges tax increase in face of 'depressing' budget scenario

    PORTLAND — A public forum on Wednesday, Jan. 27, will seek to set the tone for the upcoming school budget. But the initial note will probably be sour, according to Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr., who predicted the city could lose up to $7 million in education funding an...

  • L.L. Bean No. 1 in service for 3rd straight year

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean topped a national customer service survey for the third year in a row. Bean was first in the National Retail Federation/American Express Customer's Choice survey, followed by Overstock.com, Zappos.com and Amazon.com.