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  • Portland council sets aid guidelines for asylum seekers

    PORTLAND — While it may not help everyone who needs it, the city will move forward with limited aid for asylum seekers after city councilors approved guidelines Monday night. The $2.6 million  Community Support Fund will be open to people who were receiving General Ass...

  • Topsham high school study could wrap up this month

    TOPSHAM — A facilities study to determine whether Mt. Ararat High School should be renovated or replaced could be complete later this month, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Brad Smith said July 30. With a recommendation from Portland-based architectural firm PDT in h...

  • Portland council puts measure aimed at Fore St. project on Nov. ballot

    PORTLAND — A referendum question designed to limit development at the Portland Co. complex could be costly and emotional. The manner in which it was added to the Nov. 3 ballot by city councilors on Monday night guaranteed it will be a long, expensive read for voters. Coun...

  • Portland museum of African art moving to Portsmouth

    PORTLAND — On Thursday, the Museum of African Art & Culture at 13 Brown St. will celebrate its 17th anniversary. It will be its last anniversary in the city. "I felt a call to come t...

  • Peaks Island food truck Milly's Skillet on the move to Falmouth

    PORTLAND — A Peaks Island food truck operator will soon be making her way to Route 100 in West Falmouth. Milly's Skillet, a truck that began dishing out breakfast, lunch and dinner at Jones Landing this summer, was granted a victular license by...

  • Portland interfaith exchange brings together youth from Maine, Israel

    PORTLAND — Their day started in a Baha’i school in Eliot, and ended in a downtown mosque. But this journey of faith exploration for 10 high school students on July 31 really began at home, in Israel. The students – Israeli Jews, Muslims and Christians &nd...

  • In Portland, Sen. Angus King promotes immigration reform

    PORTLAND — While admitting the odds of passage may be long, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said he wants to reform federal immigration rules that prevent asylum seekers from working. "The chances are it is going to take a lot of work," King said July 31 in front of City Hall.

  • North Yarmouth's idea of fun: Frozen T-shirts, TP toss

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A toilet paper toss, a frozen t-shirt contest, music, dancing and prizes will all be part of the third annual North Yarmouth Block Party, Saturday, Aug. 15. The gathering organized by the North Yarmouth Events Committee begins at the Village Green at 5 p.m. ...