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  • Portland family escapes Deering Avenue fire

    Portland firefighters battle a house fire at 40 Deering Ave. on Tuesday morning, Sept. 16. Four residents escaped without injury, but one cat was killed.

  • Portland police probe residential burglaries

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking help in solving a series of burglaries in the Libbytown and University of Southern Maine neighborhoods last week. Lt. James Sweatt said the same perpetrator is suspected in nighttime break-ins at homes on Craigie, Woodmont, Bolton and Frances streets, an...

  • Bicyclist, motorist collide on Forest Avenue in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Sunday-night collision between a bicyclist and motorist on Forest Avenue may have been alcohol-related, according to city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin. Steven Bowie, 43, of Portland, pedaled in front of a northbound 2005 Chevy Impala driven by 61-year-old William Bickford...

  • Portland city councilors may weigh proposed hike in minimum wage

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan last week said a proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage in the city might be vetted next week by a City Council committee, and could go before the full council for consideration next month. Brennan advocates hiking the minimum wage to $9.50 an h...

  • Auction adds meat to annual Cumberland County Fair schedule

    CUMBERLAND — Fans of local pork, lamb and beef may want to flock to an auction at the Cumberland Fair on Sept. 24. The auction, to be held at the fairgrounds show arena at 4 p.m., will allow people to buy meat raised by area 4-H members. Sold "on the hoof," the animals will be...

  • North Yarmouth incumbent faces Durham challenger in Maine House District 46

    NORTH YARMOUTH — State Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, must fend off a challenge by Durham Republican Paul Chace on Nov. 4  to win a third term in the Maine House of Representatives. The candidates are running in House District 46, a redrawn district that includes North Yarm...

  • Board meeting in Fort Kent angers USM students

    PORTLAND — Some University of Southern Maine students and faculty are angry about a decision to move a University of Maine Board of Trustees vote hundreds of miles away. Students and faculty held a press conference Sept. 12 outside the Abromson Center to ask the Board of Tr...

  • $100K on the line, online, for Portland school principal

    PORTLAND — A city high school principal has a one-in-six chance of landing his school $100,000. Derek Pierce, who has been principal at Casco Bay High School since it was founded nine years ago, has been nominated for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Larry O’Too...

  • Portland School Board District 4 election draws 1st-time candidates

    PORTLAND — Two newcomers are squaring off for the School Board seat in District 4, and an incumbent seeking a third term is unopposed in District 5. The District 4 seat, which covers the area from Back Cove to Stevens and Allen avenues, was previously held by Justin Co...

  • African festival coming to Portland church

    PORTLAND — African culture and food will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church, 65 Mellen St. Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland spokesman Dave Guthro said in a press release the 5-9 p.m. festival will include traditional dishes from Burundi, Rwanda and...