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  • Portland teachers' pact puts full-time union chief on city payroll

    PORTLAND — Two weeks ago, Portland school officials held a press conference to announce a three-year contract agreement with unionized teachers. Officials applauded the educators for making concessions that would save the city approximately $700,000, including limits on professional ...

  • Weed 'em and reap

    Farm, garden store Allen, Sterling & Lothrop celebrates 100 years FALMOUTH — One hundred years ago this spring, a small wholesale farm equipment and seed distributor opened on Commercial Street in Portland. Then, in the 1950s, the company moved to a building at the corne...

  • ChIME helps individuals heed the call

    Cumberland electrician to be ordained in June CUMBERLAND — After 25 years as a master electrician, Dana Demers found a calling toward an entirely different path. Almost two years later, on June 5, he will be ordained as an interfaith minister through the Portland-based Chapl...

  • Peaks Island secessionists 'bloodied, but unbowed' by failed effort

    PORTLAND — Peaks Island residents who want to secede from Portland were handed a setback last week when a legislative committee unanimously killed a bill that would have put the issue to a vote. But some secession supporters said they will not give up the fight. "I would chara...

  • DiMillo's the latest Portland restaurant to add nutrition info to menus

    PORTLAND — The lobster roll at DiMillo's Floating Restaurant has 290 calories, and soon diners at the Commercial Street restaurant will be able to find that information on the menu. DiMillo's has been working with a city-provided dietitian to calculate nutritional information for its...

  • Portland legislator pushes bill to legalize, tax marijuana in Maine

    PORTLAND — Imagine walking into a neighborhood store to buy beer, wine, liquor and cigarettes. But on your way home you make one more stop – to buy marijuana, legally. That's the vision Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, will outline at a press conference on Wednesday at Port... 13

  • Dining Dish: Spring has sprung a crop of new restaurants

    Siano's Pizza at 505 Fore St. in Portland has closed and Zapoteca is expected to open in its place by the end of May or beginning of June. Owner Tom Bard will serve Mexican cuisine and tequ...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick building destroyed by fire had 'life safety' issues

    More than a dozen homeless after Maine Street blaze BRUNSWICK — An apartment and commercial building on lower Maine Street that burned down on Sunday was under scrutiny for fire prevention and safety problems. Brunswick Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson on Tuesday said the buil...

  • Settlement ends dispute over Cape Elizabeth driveway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A settlement has been reached in a pair of lawsuits that challenged the location of a new home's driveway in the Stonegate subdivision off Mitchell Road. The out-of-court settlement was reached between residents of Stonegate and the home's developer, Graham Pillsbury...

  • Cape Elizabeth volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to child porn

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A former Fire Department captain and heavy equipment operator for the Public Works Department has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. According to U.S. District Court documents, Ronald O'Brien, 38,  signed a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney for ...