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  • Portland ferries running; storm forces air, rail cancellations

    PORTLAND — All of Tuesday's departing flights from the Portland International Jetport have been cancelled in advance of the coming winter storm, according to the Jetport website. The Jetport will remain...

  • Falmouth High School gets study-abroad funding

    PORTLAND — The Council on International Education Exchange announced Jan. 20 it would give more than $500,000 in study abroad scholarships to 100 schools nationally, including Falmouth High School. The funding is part of CIEE's Generation Study Abroad pledge, which aims to provide $2...

  • Bowdoin College in Brunswick chooses Harvard professor as new president

    BRUNSWICK — Clayton S. Rose, a faculty member at Harvard Business School, will take over as president of Bowdoin College on July 1, the college announced Monday morning. Rose, 56, was unanimously approved by the college’s board of trustees on Monday, following the &ld...

  • Former Portland state offices open for business in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new office complex for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor officially opened to clients Monday near the Portland International Jetport.  The $10 million, 75,000-square-foot, two-story facility on Jetport Boulevard...

  • Portland schools to launch new website

    PORTLAND — The School Department will launch a new website on Feb. 2, aiming to improve navigation and with a translation feature for users whose native language is not English. In addition to the department site,

  • Hall School forum postponed; Reed School meeting set

    PORTLAND — A public forum on the new Hall School that was scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. was postponed due to the weather. But the Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to seek public input on the future of the former scho...

  • Portland mayor's goals for city include middle-income housing, connectivity

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan outlined an ambitious course for the city Jan. 21 in his annual State of the City address. “It doesn't start with program or grand master plans," Brennan said. "It starts with values, those we embrace and those we act upon.” Br...

  • Portland's Deering High gets $45K from CIEE for study abroad

    PORTLAND — The Council on International Educational Exchange has given Deering High School scholarships totalling $45,000 to send students abroad. Portland-based CIEE announced the scholarships on Jan. 26. Both programs, the Global Navigator Scholarship and the Girl Rising program, w...

  • Portland schools to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

    PORTLAND — The School Board began updating its policies Jan. 20 by holding first readings of proposed new rules on service animals and tobacco use in schools. The policies are scheduled to be voted on at the Feb. 3 meeting. The policy prohibiting tobacco use now includes elect...

  • Portland bans street parking, cancels trash removal during blizzard

    PORTLAND — A citywide parking ban begins tonight at 10 and extends through 6 a.m. Wednesday, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Monday. There will be no solid waste collection Tuesday and Wednesday, Grondin also said, because of the blizzard predicted for tonight th...