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  • Volunteers in Portland pack 200K meals for starving kids

    PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 people crowded into the Deering High School gymnasium on Sunday, March 29, with an ambitious goal: to pack 200,000 meals in six hours. The packaging project was the result of a partnership between a local nonprofit group, 

  • Catholic Charities to treat federal prisoners in Portland

    PORTLAND — Substance abuse and mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Maine expect new challenges as the nonprofit group begins counseling federal prisoners this week, but are eager to begin serving the new patients. "These are the people we work with, we have come to a di...

  • School food tested after 22 Portland students vomit

    PORTLAND — State and city health officials were investigating Friday after 22 students at Reiche Elementary School suddenly came down with a stomach ailment over the past week. District food services officials have sent samples of the food served at the school to a state laborat...

  • 2 men arrested in South Portland shooting, stabbing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two men were arrested Thursday after an altercation late Wednesday night that injured two South Portland men.  Police charged Essa Sayed, 18, of Portland, and Zachary Swain, 18, of Cape Elizabeth, with aggravated assault and attempted murder in connection w...

  • Cape councilors talk about ... talking

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Monday took another look at the proposed 2016 municipal budget, but spent much of their meeting discussing how to improve their own communications with residents. Town Manager Mike McGovern presented the draft budget to councilors, although not muc...

  • South Portland school budget may cut teachers, staff

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent Suzanne Godin on Monday presented the School Board with a proposed 2016 school budget of nearly $46 million, which includes the elimination of about five teaching and staff positions across the school district.  The spending proposal, up abou...

  • Rudy's, redux: Cape restaurant reopens with new vibe

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With natural wood furniture and architecture, a bright sun room, and a 27-tap bar along the back wall, the eye is drawn to many places inside Rudy's of the Cape. And with bouquets of fresh flowers at every table and aromas wafting from the open kitchen, the nose...

  • Martin's Point plans in S.P. meet opposition

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A proposal to construct a Martin's Point Health Care clinic at Ocean and Sawyer streets met with strong opposition from the public at Monday night's City Council meeting. Martin's Point is hoping to build th...

  • Plans for former S.P. armory advance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Plans for the future of the former Maine National Guard Armory continued to crystallize Tuesday night with the Planning Board's unanimous decision to forward the land use proposal to the City Council for review.  The recommendation includes altering the pro...

  • Scarborough mulls 'carrot' for historic preservation

    SCARBOROUGH — Planning Board members on Monday continued to weigh the use of incentives to preserve nearly 50 historic properties across town. The board also discussed a revised plan to expand the Piper Shores