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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Portland begins work on cruise ship 'mega-berth'

    PORTLAND — Work on the much-anticipated cruise ship "mega-berth" at Ocean Gateway has started and the governor will be in Portland on Friday to visit the construction site. The 1,000-foot floating pier will be constructed at the end of the Ocean Gateway terminal on the city's Eastern...

  • Wait is over for Portland fans of Trader Joe's

    PORTLAND — "Two Buck Chuck," spiced dried fruit, frozen orange chicken, Trader Joe's Joe – it's all coming. This week. Trader Joe's is set to open its first Maine outpost Friday, following months of anticipation from the discount grocery store's local fans. "There have b... 1

  • Welcome to 'Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed'

    PORTLAND — A group of local filmmakers have created a series of short horror films just in time for Halloween weekend. The series, "Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed," will debut with two showings on Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Patriot Cinemas' Nickelodeon in Portland and...

  • Soft opening set for Cracker Barrel in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The construction vehicles are gone, the staff has been hired, food suppliers are making deliveries and more than a cord of wood sits piled next to the single-story brown building, whose sign glows alongside of Interstate 95. It can only mean one thing.

  • Regional planning in southern Maine gets a $1.6M boost

    PORTLAND — Will the future of southern Maine be determined by sprawl, traffic snarls and environmental degradation? Or, will it resemble a thoughtful plan that emphasizes sustainability and quality of place? Those are the questions that regional planners in greater Portland wi...

  • Portland diner, delis targeted in Back Cove crime spree

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating a series of overnight burglaries at businesses in the Back Cove area. The break-ins are the latest crimes in an area where residents came together during the summer after what was perceived as an increase in home and vehicle burglaries. The residen... 1

  • Portland School Committee seeks its own CIP for facilities needs

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is lobbying the City Council to create an account separate from the city's for funding school facility improvements. School facility improvements are now included in a single line item in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, a $10 million allocation ty...

  • Legend in the making: Portland Ballet prepares 'Sleepy Hollow' world premiere

    PORTLAND — Black and red ribbons outline the cream-colored antique lace hand-stitched onto each of the 11 dancers' costumes hanging from a ballet bar in the back room of Portland Ballet's Forest Avenue studio. In the hallways, on the dance floor and in the dressing rooms, there's a f...