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  • Workshop to detail Portland public art plan

    PORTLAND — A temporary public art piece to be installed in Lincoln Park in June 2015 will be discussed at a 5:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Alice Spencer of the Temporary Portland Art Committee said the art will be installed near the...

  • Portland traffic workshop planned Sept. 8

    PORTLAND — A public workshop on the possible reintroduction of two-way traffic on High and State streets will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the rehearsal space at Merrill Auditorium, 18 Myrtle St. The scope and methods of the study will be detailed along with initial data fro...

  • McAuley High School in Portland names new prinicipal

    PORTLAND — Margaret Downing has been named the new head of school at Catherine McAuley High School, the Stevens Avenue school announced in a press release.  Downing will take over leadership of the the state...

  • Construction closes Capisic St., Canco Road in Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers can expect detours and delays as the city does storm drain and utility work on two heavily travelled roads. Starting this week, Canco Road between Reed Street and Wellington is closed to through traffic for two weeks. Residents will be allowed access from the Walto...

  • Baxter Boulevard closed for party this weekend

    PORTLAND — The Back Cove Neighborhood Association is throwing a block party this weekend on Baxter Boulevard. The boulevard will be closed to automobile traffic from Vannah Street to Payson Park on Sunday, Aug. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. The annual party, now in its third year, is...

  • Police seize 82 pot plants in bust near Brunswick High School

    BRUNSWICK — Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday and seized 82 marijuana plants and a hydroponic system at his home. Police arrested Eric Colgan of 90 Maquoit Road at about 5 p.m. The arrest was the result of a search warrant, part of an ongoing drug investigation by the Brun...

  • Scarborough citizens group sues Maine, feds, to protect Eastern Trail

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of concerned citizens filed a federal lawsuit July 29 to stop government agencies from making a portion of the Eastern Trail available for private development. The complaint in U.S. District Court in Portland lists the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maine D...

  • UPDATE: Work begins on Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail extension to Freeport, Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The northward extension of the Amtrak Downeaster has been local rail advocates' dream since 2003. On Monday at Maine Street Station, the first tangible sign that the long-awaited vision is closer to realization was hard to miss. The train delivering 50 strings...

  • South Portland plane crash probe focuses on fuel pump

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An investigation into a fatal July 17 plane crash is focusing on the fuel pump. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report into the crash that killed 42-year-old Brunswick pilot Mark Haskell and his passenger, 66-year-old Thomas Casagrande...

  • Scarborough firearms store vandalized

    SCARBOROUGH — Police are investigating a reported case of vandalism at a local firearms and ammunition store. The owner of Maine Police and Fire at 715 Route 1 called police on Monday, July 26, after discovering that the rear door of the building had been forced open and the inside o...