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  • Office building proposed for West Commercial St. in Portland

    PORTLAND — A local development company hopes to build a three-story office building on a vacant stretch of Commercial Street west of the Casco Bay Bridge. Vincent Veroneau, president and chief executive officer of J.B. Brown & Sons, on Monday said the proposal is generating inter...

  • Strimling's $83K tops Portland mayoral campaign fundraising

    'Long shot' Eder urges supporters to vote Strimling No. 2 PORTLAND — Former State Sen. Ethan Strimling has raised nearly twice as much money as any other candidate in the campaign to become the city's first popularly elected mayor in 88 years.  According to pre-election...

  • Comprehensive plan for Portland schools moves forward

    PORTLAND — The framework for a plan that will determine the direction city schools will move in the next 10 years is on its way to the School Board. Board members are scheduled to review a committee's outline for the district's comprehensive plan, which highlights the goals and how t...

  • Free SAT prep, college mentor program comes to Portland high schools

    PORTLAND — For many students, taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a nerve-wracking experience because of its impact on their college careers and, ultimately, their lives. And, while some can afford prep books and classes, those whose families struggle to make ends meet may not be ...

  • Connor to resign as CEO of Portland Press Herald parent company

    PORTLAND — Richard Connor will resign as the chief executive officer of MaineToday Media at the end of the year. MaineToday Media owns The Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the weekly Coastal Journal newspapers, and MaineToday Digi...

  • Screen vs. green: Back-to-nature documentary to be shown in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — With technology providing a ever-growing array of activities to keep young people indoors, members of the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust hope the film they will screen Wednesday, Nov. 2, will remind viewers of the many offerings of the outdoors. The land trust wil...

  • Possible funding source ID'd for Kestrel in Maine

    BRUNSWICK — Although Maine officials say they are working to find additional funding for Kestrel Aircraft, the company's chief executive said there's nothing new to report in the week since he revealed some or all of the company's planned Brunswick's operations could end up in New Hampshire...

  • DEP, Brunswick working to resolve landfill violations

    BRUNSWICK — The Graham Road landfill now has a license from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to do what it's been doing illegally for the past year and a half: discharging waste water into the Androscoggin River. Now town and DEP staff are working with a consultant to...