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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Rail deliveries to disrupt Portland traffic

    PORTLAND — Delivery of rails for the upcoming Amtrak Downeaster service expansion to Freeport and Brunswick is expected to cause traffic delays at railroad crossings in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27 and 28. The delays are expected on Riverside Street near Washington Ave...

  • Portland residents eye educational reuse of Nathan Clifford School

    PORTLAND — With the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School scheduled to open in January, the School Committee is preparing to transfer ownership of the Nathan Clifford Elementary School to the city.  While the city has yet to start the process for determining the future of the more ...

  • 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