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  • Cheverus tunes up

    The Cheverus High School Jazz Band does some last-minute practicing on March 27 before performing at the state High School Instrumental Jazz Festival at South Portland High School. Eighty-nine jazz bands and ensembles representing 40 schools from around the state competed in the event. Cheverus took...

  • African Film Festival begins April 6 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The  second Maine African Film Festival takes place April 6-10, and in addition to films will feature art exhibits, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers. The event kicks off with an opening-night reception and art exhibit at Mayo Street A...

  • Final vote slated on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on March 31 is scheduled to take a final vote on an $89.8 million budget that eliminates 53 jobs. The committee will take its vote amid pressure from parents and teachers to reinstate teachers and from the City Council, which sets the bottom line for s...

  • 'No loss of learning about love': Street ministry serves spiritual needs of Portland's homeless

    PORTLAND — As the sun began to top the urban horizon last Thursday morning, splashing warmth on the cold bricks of Monument Square, Mair Honan, a small, unassuming 62-year-old woman, was roaming the streets. Honan, dressed in a purple wool overcoat and wearing a large cross around he... 1

  • Lane closure planned on Route 26/100 bridge in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Motorists who use Route 26/100 in Falmouth should expect delays on Thursday, April 1, as Maine Department of Transportation crews will close one lane of traffic on the 834-foot bridge that spans the ...

  • Obama to speak Thursday at Portland Expo; tickets available Wednesday

    PORTLAND — President Obama will visit the city Thursday to speak about the new health-care reform law, the White House announced this week. The White House Office of Media Affairs said the president will "speak directly to Mainers about how the historic health insurance reform bill h...

  • Falmouth 4th-graders going for green, need your votes

    FALMOUTH — Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade class at Plummer-Motz School is in the home stretch, heading for the finish line. At stake: a $150,000 hybrid school bus and the title of "America's Greenest School." The class, which is trying to show how easy it is to go green, e...

  • Redevelopment plan scaled back for Portland's Adams School

    PORTLAND — Reacting to changing housing needs in the city and limited funding options, an affordable housing developer has scaled back plans for redevelopment of the Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. Avesta Housing in July 2008 proposed building 40 condominium units consisting of a...

  • UPDATE: White House confirms Obama will visit Maine next week

    PORTLAND — The White House confirmed today that President Barack Obama will visit the Portland area on April 1 to promote the health-care overhaul that became law this week. The president's visit was announced this morning by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. “This ref...

  • Cape class hosts GOP gubernatorial debate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school advanced placement government class will host a debate Tuesday, March 30, with three of the Republican gubernatorial candidates. Candidates participating are Steve Abbott, Mark Jacobson and Bill Beardsley. Two students will act as moderators and ...