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  • A day to remember in Portland

    Lynn Becker and grandson Kenzo Moore watch as National Guard troops march past Monday, May 25, during a Memorial Day parade on Congress Street in Portland.

  • Cumberland farm launches next chapter under new operator

    CUMBERLAND — When Jeff Storey worked at Spring Brook Farm as a teenager three decades ago, he had no idea he'd ever sign a 40-year lease to operate the place. Greg and Kay Fowler, who own the 168 Greely Road property, continue to live in their house, but Storey has taken over operati...

  • Cumberland farm launches next chapter under new operator

    CUMBERLAND — When Jeff Storey worked at Spring Brook Farm as a teenager three decades ago, he had no idea he'd ever sign a 40-year lease to operate the place. Greg and Kay Fowler, who own the 168 Greely Road property, continue to live in their house, but Storey has taken over operati...

  • Portland zoning question heads back to council, amid debate over building heights, waterfront views

    PORTLAND — Height is the root of a dispute about zoning needed to redevelop the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. CPB2, the development company owned by Jim Brady, Casey Prentice and Kevin Costello, is seeking two zoning changes for 10 acres of property and additional submerged lan...

  • Portland attorney announces council bid

    PORTLAND — The first hat is in the ring. Spencer Thibodeau, 27, of Pitt Street, announced in a May 18 press release he will seek the City Council District 2 seat currently held by Councilor David Marshall. Thibodeau, an attorney at Verrill Dana, said he would like to "shift th...

  • Lawyer pleads guilty to child porn charge

    PORTLAND — A lawyer charged with possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Lawrence Winger, 64, a Falmouth resident who practices law i...

  • Portland church to host wage, equality forums

    PORTLAND — The First Parish Church will host community forums on living wages, and bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender advocacy on June 1 and June 8, respectively. The forums begin at 6 p.m. at 425 Congress St. and are free and open to the public. The forum on wages will fe...

  • Martin's Point drops bid for former South Portland school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two days after presenting a revised plan for a medical office building at the former Hamlin School, Martin's Point Health Care on Friday withdrew its proposal. Neighbors since March have opposed the plan, which would significantly reduce green space and a commun...

  • Rooftop equipment fire closes King Middle School in Portland

    PORTLAND — King Middle School at 92 Deering Ave. was closed Friday morning after two rooftop ventilation system motors caught fire, sending smoke into a storage room. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Thompson said firefighters responded to a call at 9:14 a.m. and found staff and students alr...

  • Police: Speed a factor in fatal motorcycle crash on Brighton Avenue

    PORTLAND — Police on Thursday, May 21, said they tried to stop a speeding motorcyclist on Brighton Avenue shortly before a fatal crash around 1:40 a.m. Lt. Clifford Strout said one cause of the crash that killed John H. Fontaine, 38, appears to be excessive speed, although Fontaine w...