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  • Summer pick-up orchestra plays at UNE in Portland

    PORTLAND — For orchestral musicians, summer can now mean music to their ears. The University of New England has started a Summer Reading Orchestra, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for orchestral musicians to play and learn new pieces in a relaxed setting. Deirdre McClure, an adjun...

  • In Portland, Bernie Sanders urges ‘political revolution’

    PORTLAND — The 2016 election may be 16 months away, but you wouldn’t know it from the thousands of people who turned out Monday evening to cheer on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Cross Insurance Arena. What was initially scheduled as a town hall forum b...

  • Dollar Tree to sell 7 Maine stores to appease trade officials

    PORTLAND — Discount retailer Dollar Tree will sell seven Maine stores to a private equity firm as a condition of its $9.2 billion acquisition of competitor Family Dollar. The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Dollar Tree, requiring it to sell 330 stores nationwid...

  • South Portland man pleads not guilty to child porn charges

    PORTLAND — A South Portland man pleaded not guilty July 2 in U.S. District Court to child pornography charges. Wayne Niski, 28, was arrested in March by Maine State Police and charged in state court with possession and dissemination of sexually explicit material of someone under the ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...