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  • Vision rehabilitation, training center coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — The city may soon be home to the only training and rehabilitation center for the visually impaired north of Newton, Mass., after the Iris Network received a $1.1 million grant from the federal government. The funding was secured by the state Department of Labor's Divi...

  • Franklin Street designs subject of workshop

    PORTLAND — The future of Franklin Street will be the topic of a public workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Rines Auditorium in the Portland Public Library. Redesign concepts for the street have been in the works for more than two years, study spokeswoman Carol M...

  • Portland School Board at-large candidates not unfamiliar

    PORTLAND — The race for an open at-large seat on the School Board features a pair of familiar faces: a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the board last year and a former state representative.  The seat has been vacant since Elizabeth Brooks stepped down in January, and t...

  • Cause of Portland fire can't be determined

    PORTLAND — The cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home at 40 Deering Ave. on Sept. 16 will remain undetermined, Fire Department spokesman Tim Nangle said Sept. 17. "Investigators have been unable to determine a cause due to the extent of the damage," Nangle said of the three-alar...

  • Overtime park(ing) encouraged in Portland

    Employees of The VIA Agency make themselves comfortable outside 619 Congress St. in Portland on Friday, Sept. 19, for Park(ing) Day, an annual, international effort that temporarily transforms metered parking spots into ...

  • Portland celebrates Fort Allen Park restoration

    Brothers Adam Lane, left, and Will Lane, of North Yarmouth, climb on a cannon Saturday, Sept. 20, during the Fort Allen Park Bicentennial Celebration on the Eastern Promenade in Portland while Chandler's Band plays in the gazebo. Their father, John Lane, said he used to climb on the cannon when h...

  • Traffic delays likely on Route 1 between Portland, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Drivers on U.S Route 1 between Portland and Falmouth should expect delays all next week, starting Monday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Traffic on the new Martin's Point Bridge will be restricted to one alternating lane while CPM Constructors installs drainage and ba...

  • Retirement community's growth plan gets chilly reception in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A plan to expand the Piper Shores retirement community met strong opposition from town officials Wednesday night. In a joint workshop with the Town Council and Planning Board at the Mun...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit brought by Verizon Wireless after the company was denied permission to construct a cellular tower on an existing water tower. Verizon wanted to build the cell tower on the tower in Shore Acres, but was o...

  • Scarborough promises thorough vetting of armory plan

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council gave procedural approval Wednesday night to preliminary plans for the Maine Army National Guard to build a $17.5 million armory along the Saco border off U.S. Route 1. Councilors moved a contract zoning application to construct the new readine...