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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Cumberland council OKs lease for closed school, plans meeting on quiet railroad zones

    CUMBERLAND — The Drowne Road School may get a new lease on life, thanks to a lease the Town Council approved Monday for development of the now-closed building. The council also set a joint meeting with Falmouth councilors for Monday, Sept. 19, to discuss railroad quiet zones. ...

  • Getting ready to race

    Shaeleen Charest, of Auburn, scrubs down her friend's 22-foot Bristol sailboat at Handy Boat in Falmouth prior to the annual MS Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 20. The regatta, lobster boat races and a tugboat parade and race, plus onshore activities, were part of the MS Harborfest weekend, a fundraiser f...

  • Event to mark 50th anniversary of the fall of Portland's Union Station

    PORTLAND — At the turn of the 19th century, Union Station was Maine's transportation hub, greeting and sending off tens of thousands of travelers every year. Steam trains from all over the country brought tourists to the region, and parents sent their sons away to war and, with a lit...

  • Portland Girl Scouts earn gold, unearth history at forgotten cemetery

    PORTLAND — Samantha Allshouse and Kayla Theriault set their sights on cleaning up a forgotten cemetery in East Deering to earn a Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive.  But their project took them all the way to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. T...

  • Builder 'under the gun' to complete Merrill's Wharf project in Portland

    PORTLAND — Last Friday afternoon, Anthony Gatti, of Waterfront Maine, hopped onto a loading dock to gain access to the former Cumberland Cold Storage building on Merrill's Wharf. Gatti walked past piles of construction debris covered in dust. He pointed to a brand new elevator and th...

  • Students tend to flee Portland's most diverse schools

    PORTLAND — As city schools work to streamline and centralize student placements, the number of parents asking to have their children placed in schools outside their local districts has continued to increase. A breakdown of these out-of-district requests, and demographics provided by ...

  • Southern Maine shelters struggle to assist growing homeless population

    PORTLAND — Fifteen minutes before the Oxford Street Shelter begins assigning beds for the night, a line has formed outside. It snakes down the ramp and out into the patio, where men are standing with umbrellas to deflect a light rain.  Recently, the line has grown longer than it... 2

  • Audit finds incapacity, not fraud, at Maine Green Energy Alliance

    AUGUSTA — An audit found that the agency in charge of Maine’s energy programs gave a $3 million grant to a startup nonprofit that was incapable of taking on the responsibility of the contract. And while the audit found no misuse of funds, it concluded that Efficiency Maine Trus...