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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Portland sells $135,000 sculpture for $100; 'Tracing the Fore' to be moved to private garden

    PORTLAND — A controversial piece of public art on Fore Street has been sold for a fraction of its original cost and will soon be removed from the Old Port. The sculpture, "Tracing the Fore," will remain in Portland, but will be moved from Boothby Square to private property in North D...

  • Strimling enters Portland mayoral race

    PORTLAND — Former state Sen. Ethan Strimling this week joined the crowded field of potential candidates to become the city's first elected mayor in more than 80 years. Strimling, a Democrat, is the executive director of LearningWorks, a nonprofit group that provides education assista...

  • Portland police officer receives public service award

    PORTLAND — He commandeered a fishing boat to rescue a woman who jumped off the Casco Bay Bridge, and was credited with saving her life. And he discovered a family of four, including two young children, living in a van and connected them with temporary housing and social services....

  • Portland Museum of Art wins grant for Homer studio program

    PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art announced Monday that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to support the first two years of educational programming for the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck in Scarborough. The studio, where American artist Wi...

  • Riverton library to close for remodeling in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library's Riverton Branch will be closed Aug. 5-24 for remodeling. Patrons will not be able to pick up or drop off books. But due dates will be adjusted to reflect the hiatus, the library said in a press release.  The project is designed to ...

  • School bus ads may be part of Portland sports booster funding

    PORTLAND — The School Department is moving ahead with changes to its sports booster policy, and is also considering selling advertising on school buses to support the programs. The department met with sports booster groups and coaches last week to discuss the pending changes, but t...

  • Passerby, neighbor rescue 3 in Falmouth house fire

    FALMOUTH — Firefighters from three communities responded Sunday morning to a call from a man driving on Pleasant Hill Road who saw smoke coming from the roof of a house. In the five minutes between the 10:23 a.m. call and when the Portland truck arrived, the caller and a neighbor wer...

  • LePage to meet with Portland mayor, backs lobster by-catch sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday pushed back against allegations he would not work with the city of Portland for political reasons. Instead, LePage, a Republican, said he would "love" to work with the city that overwhelmingly voted for his Democratic and independent challe...