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  • President of Cheverus High School in Portland takes college VP post

    PORTLAND — The president of Cheverus High School is leaving to become vice president for mission at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Rev. William R. Campbell, who has been the Ocean Avenue high school's president since 2008, announced Thursday, Nov....

  • Portland school chief gets 3-year contract extension

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Emmanuel Caulk has had his contract extended to June 30, 2019. The School Board unanimously approved the three-year extension Nov. 18. Caulk's previous contract ran to 2016. The extension includes a 1 percent cost-of-living increa...

  • Tips remain focus of Portland minimum-wage debate

    PORTLAND — Discussions revolved around tipped-wage workers when the City Council Finance Committee held its first review of Mayor Michael Brennan's plan to institute a citywide minimum wage. Committee Chairman Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr. and Councilor Ed Suslovic were the only commi...

  • Portland Food Co-op opens Congress St. store as membership grows

    PORTLAND — It was a week before Thanksgiving when Portland Food Co-op member Anne Riggs made her first trip to the new store at 290 Congress St. The visit put her in mind of another holiday. "It's a li...

  • Harpswell selectmen earn at the top, while town employee wages lag

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen is considering salary increases for some town employees, who on average earn less than their peers in other towns. But according to Selectman Elinor Multer, ...

  • South Portland armory to become store-cafe-gas station

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The former Maine Army National Guard Armory, a fixture on Broadway for more than 70 years, may have a new future as a convenience store and cafe. City Manager Jim Gailey this week said the city has been offered $700,000 for the armory by Topsham-based

  • Portland's Christmas tree goes the distance

    A tractor-trailer climbs to the top of Deering Avenue in Portland on Thursday morning on its way to delivering its payload: a Christmas tree for Monument Square. City worker Jay Ash-Cuthbert, left, walks alongside the truck to lift any low-hanging utility lines out of the way, while police keep t...

  • Cape councilors make communication a goal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council met Tuesday to discuss a wide range of goals for the year ahead. A consistent theme in the workshop discussion was the need for more effective communication, from the councilors to the public, the public to councilors, or members of the public w...