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  • Heart walk Saturday at Lyman Moore

    PORTLAND — The second HyperHeart 5K race and walk will be Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School. The event, organized initially by two students, Lauren Paradise and Karina Boothe, who are now eighth-graders, is to raise awareness and money to fight hypertrophic car...

  • Portland needle exchange demand exceeds funding

    PORTLAND — Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaki...

  • Inaugural Portland Brew Festival on tap this weekend

    PORTLAND — For most people, Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. A time when kids go back to school and parents swap their shorts and T-shirts for pants and sweaters. But for beer lovers, Labor Day marks the beginning of fall beer season. A time when citrus-infused microbre...

  • 5 arrested in Portland for trafficking pain pills

    PORTLAND — Five people were arrested Aug. 25 in Portland for allegedly trafficking pain pills. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents seized more than 200 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $6,000, as well as $21,000 in cash. The five people ar...

  • 13 official candidates for Portland mayor; 3 more await verification

    First mayoral forums scheduled next week PORTLAND — Thirteen candidates on Tuesday were guaranteed places on the Nov. 8 ballot in the city's first popular mayoral election in 88 years. Three other candidates have submitted their nomination papers to City Hall, but are awaiti...

  • Yarmouth garden playhouse built on a foundation of community support

    YARMOUTH — With helping hands and artistic inspiration, the dream of a garden playhouse is now a reality for children who visit and participate in programs at the Yarmo...

  • New principal invites Portland community to help continue Riverton School turnaround

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School has new leadership this year, as the small school on outer Forest Avenue works to meet state and federal benchmarks. After more than half the school's teachers were replaced over two years as part of a turnaround plan, Jeanne Malia is stepping in...

  • New school awaits students; all-day kindergarten begins in Falmouth

    Artist Sean Foley, of Columbus, Ohio, puts the final touches on a two-story art installation at the new Falmouth Elementary School on Woodville Road. The artist and his assistant, Katie Bullock, installed the work, including an interactive "curiosity cabinet" for students, over the summer as part... 1

  • Library of Congress exhibit to visit Portland

    PORTLAND — A traveling exhibition of the Library of Congress will offer free public tours in Monument Square this weekend. "Gateway to Knowledge," a customized 18-wheel trailer that expands to three times the road width, will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 3. The e...

  • Portland peace activists: 'It's time for light'

    PORTLAND — Nearly 10 years ago, terrorists flew two passenger airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, destroying two pillars of Manhattan's famous skyline and killing more than 3,000 people. The terrorist attack – the deadliest on U.S. soil – changed ...