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  • After math: Arguments over programs divide parents, professionals, leave schools with a problem to solve

    PORTLAND — Middle school math programs are generally not considered controversial. But as Portland begins to implement the new University of Chicago Mathematics program in all three of its middle schools, parents, teachers and math experts around the region are questioning whether th... 1

  • Westin 'the front-runner' for renovated Eastland Park Hotel in Portland

    Owners plan to pay residents $2,500 per unit PORTLAND — The new owners of the Eastland Park Hotel will provide tenants $2,500 a unit to relocate and will donate old hotel furniture to area nonprofits. But it's unclear when the estimated 10- to 14-month renovation will begin....

  • Portland Film Festival returns with Falmouth connection

    PORTLAND — The second Portland Maine Film Festival returns this week with a variety of films, from short works to full-length features and animated films, at venues all ove...

  • Portland seeks annual Christmas tree

    PORTLAND — It's only October, but the city is already looking forward to Christmas. The city is seeking a 40- to 60-foot tall, "well-rounded" tree to be decorated with hundreds of LED lights and displayed in Monument Square. A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on No...

  • Successful brew-print: Shipyard hopes Pumpkinhead creates national buzz

    PORTLAND — For beer-drinkers around Maine, the arrival of Shipyard Brewery's Pumpkinhead beer means it's time to dig the fall sweaters out of the closet and put away the patio furniture. The nearly 20-year-old Portland brewery's seasonal beer has become a staple for fall in Maine, bu...

  • North Deering crime watch organizes

    PORTLAND — North Deering residents on Thursday, Oct. 6, will hold an organizational meeting for a new neighborhood crime watch. The North Deering Neighborhood Association said in a press release it has been working on the anti-crime initiative with the Portland Police Department for ...

  • Munjoy Hill festival seeks vendors

    PORTLAND — The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is seeking vendors for this month's "We Love Munjoy Hill Festival." The organization said in a press release openings are still available for food vendors, artists, street good vendors and nonprofit associations. Applications are a...

  • Harpswell teen killed in car accident

    HARPSWELL — An 18-year-old driver was killed on Wednesday night when he swerved to avoid a deer on Route 123 in Harpswell. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Cameron L. Van Vlack lost control of his vehicle when a deer ran into the roadway. Van Vlack's car hit a tre...