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  • Independent Portland land trust seeks partners, pockets

    PORTLAND — Armed with a new name, members of a fledgling land trust are continuing their efforts to develop affordable housing. The Greater Portland Community Land Trust, now in its second year, is a group of volunteers who want to see more afford...

  • New Portland school times seem set, for now

    PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday is expected to finalize new school-day start and end times for the 2015-2016 year, but will continue to study and possibly revise the daily schedule. School Board Chairwoman Sarah Thompson on Monday said she expects the board to approve the late...

  • Clothing swap comes to Portland's East End School

    PORTLAND — The annual Swapmaine clothing swap will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 9, at the East End School, 195 North St. People are asked to bring a bag of clothing, shoes, jewelry or accessories, and can then choose from items others have brought. Anyone dropping ...

  • They own the road

    Scarborough resident Stephanie Guardino pushes 17-month-old daughter Angelina along Baxter Boulevard in Portland on Sunday, May 3, the return of "Sundays on the Boulevard" for a second season. Every Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 25 the stretch of Baxter Boulevard between V...

  • Pat Benatar, PSO make a little (Saturday) night music in Portland

    Rocker Pat Benatar kicks off the Waterfront Concerts series Saturday night, May 2, at the Maine State Pier in Portland. More than 20 other shows are scheduled for the pier this year.

  • Former Portland cop convicted of theft

    PORTLAND — A former city police officer will spend 60 days in jail and has repaid funds he stole from a friend. Bruce Chase, 63, was sentenced Friday, May 1, on charges of Class B theft and Class D misuse of entrusted property, Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson a...

  • Portland appoints new social services director

    PORTLAND — David MacLean is the city's new director of social services. MacLean, who will oversee a $13 million budget and a staff of 78, was formerly general assistance program manager at the state Department of Health and Human Services, where he had worked for 37 years. Mac...

  • Free cancer screenings offered in Portland area

    PORTLAND — Area health-care professionals are offering free skin and oral cancer screenings for people who are uninsured or under-insured, Maine Medical Center Pierter announced in a press release. "Screenings for skin will include a thorough visual exam from a qualified health profe...

  • North Yarmouth expands taxation to residents' personal property

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is now taxing some big-ticket personal property items owned by residents. While business property has been subject to tax assessment, this is the first time in recent years that the town has asked residents to declare high-value personal property. Property m...

  • 'Sundays on the Boulevard' returns in Portland this weekend

    PORTLAND — A portion of Baxter Boulevard will be closed to vehicle traffic Sunday, May 3, when "Sundays on the Boulevard" returns for a second season. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said in a press release the street will be open only for pedestrians, joggers, roller-bladers, ...