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  • Portland Lights Festival shifted to Maine State Pier

    PORTLAND — A multi-act music festival planned Saturday, Aug. 8, on the Eastern Promenade has been moved to the Maine State Pier. Herb Ivy of Townsquare Media said Tuesday the shift was made because the pier is now available and better suited for the festival. "(The pier h...

  • Portland board moving forward on India Street historic district

    PORTLAND — A smaller-than-originally planned India Street Historic District is the preferred choice for the city Historic Preservation Board. City Historic Preservation Manager Deb Andrews on Monday said she will prepare a revised district map for consideration by the board...

  • Retiring Portland Principal Michael McCarthy 'proud of what we have accomplished at King'

    PORTLAND — After nearly three decades at the helm of King Middle School, Principal Michael McCarthy is retiring. McCarthy, who has been principal at the 92 Deering Ave. school since 1988, announced last week that he would step down effective Sept. 1. A search for his replacement is u...

  • Portland drug addiction, overdose rates exceed the rest of Maine

    PORTLAND — An expert on the state's increasing problem with opioids said the problem is complex, and worse in Portland than the rest of the state. “I'm urging you not to try and simplify it, because it is not simple,” Marcella Sorg told the Mayor's Subcommittee on Su...

  • Freeport summer camp has girl power down to a science

    FREEPORT — While most kids at summer camps expect to play outside or do arts and crafts, campers at Coastal Studies for Girls go to learn about science and the environment. CSG, at Wolfe's Nec...

  • Salt Institute of Portland explores Maine College of Art partnership

    PORTLAND — The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies may be reborn in a partnership with Maine College of Art. Kimberly Curry, who leads Salt’s board of directors, on Monday said the group is in discussions with MECA that could involve locating somewhere on the art college&rsq...

  • Police arrest 2nd suspect in Portland recording studio murder

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday arrested and charged a second man with murder and elevated aggravated assault in connection with a May 25 shooting at an Old Port recording studio. Police said officers from various agencies arrested 30-year-old Gang Deng Majok on Monday afternoon on Facto...

  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen OK development vote ballot language

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on July 21 unanimously approved special Town Meeting warrant language for a ballot question that will decide the future of the Village Center. Selectmen previously voted that North Yarmouth Memorial School – closed last year &nd...