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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Spring Street median removal begins in Portland

    PORTLAND — Removal of the Spring Street median began this week and is expected to last at least four weeks. Work is beginning near the intersection of Spring, Middle, Temple and Union streets, and moving west to High Street. Motorists are advised to expect changes in traffic p...

  • Bates announces run for Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Mako Bates, who calls himself the "primary author" of a proposed ordinance to establish a citywide "livable" wage of $15 per hour, took out nomination papers June 30 to be a candidate for City Council in District 2. Bates joins attorney Spencer Thibodeau in the race for th...

  • Portland's pricier new trash bags now available

    PORTLAND — Purple is the color as the city increases the price of garbage bags required for collection by the Department of Public Services. The new purple bags cost $1.35 per 15-gallon bag and $2.70 per 30-gallon bag. The prices were $1 and $2 for corresponding sizes of blue bags. R...

  • Portland's Old Port to host half marathon, 5K

    PORTLAND — The annual Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon and 5K road race will take place Saturday, July 11, beginning at 7 a.m. at Ocean Gateway. Organizers are looking for volunteers to be flaggers for the race, no experience necessary. Flaggers will guide runners to turn at various i...

  • Portland School Board member arrested for OUI in Scarborough

    PORTLAND — School Board member Jenna Vendil was arrested for allegedly operating under the influence June 27 in Scarborough. Vendil, 30, of 38 Vesper St., is the District 1 representative.

  • Portland promenade goes red for the 4th

    Portland's Eastern Promenade turns red Saturday night, the Fourth of July, as fireworks explode above the thousands of people gathered to celebrate Independence Day at the city's annual Stars & Stripes Spectacular.

  • South Portland renews concern about contamination from dry cleaner

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For at least 25 years, a harmful chemical has existed in soil beneath and air around Pratt-Abbott Cleaners at Broadway and Cottage Road. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recorded tetrachloroethylene contamination in the late 1980s and again in 20...

  • Scarborough School Board members urge defeat of revised budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board finance committee, taking direction from the Town Council, eliminated $500,000 in a revised School Department budget proposal that goes to voters July 7. Board members said the reduction will cripple clubs, sports and after-school activities. ...