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  • Portland Girl Scouts set sights on restoring hidden cemetery

    PORTLAND — If you weren't looking for it, chances are you'd miss the small East Deering Cemetery, nestled between the back of Presumpscot School and the train tracks. It's been there for more than 200 years, but with no street access and a location off a well-worn path through the wo...

  • Teachers' union chief on city payroll irks Portland councilors

    PORTLAND — Some city councilors this week sounded concerns about a provision in the recently ratified teachers' contract that puts the full-time union president almost entirely on the city's payroll. School officials agreed to pay 80 percent, or roughly $75,000, of Portland Education...

  • Brewery owner floats convention center, hotel, culinary school for Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — The owner of Shipyard Brewing Co. is seeking developers interested in building a convention center, hotel and culinary school at his Newbury Street property. Fred Forsley owns a majority of the block where the brewery sits, between Hancock, Newbury and Mountfort streets be...

  • 1 family, 2 brothers, 3 businesses and Five Guys

    Hospitality is a family affair for the Prentices of Portland, Yarmouth and Florida YARMOUTH — The Prentice family is tight. They work together, live together and between them run three businesses. Brothers Dick and Miles Prentice and their families own and operate the 1

  • Restaurant to install waterfront wind turbine as Portland readies rules

    PORTLAND — It's shaping up to be a summer of wind in Portland. The waterfront will soon get its first wind turbine as the city draws closer to rolling out proposed regulations for the electricity generating machines. Peaks Island, meanwhile, is a little over half way through a...

  • Portland officials question plan for York Street condos

    PORTLAND — City officials have some concerns about a developer's plan to build an approximately $2 million, seven-unit condominium complex at 121 York St. The plan submitted by Redfern Properties was scheduled to be reviewed in a work session Tuesday by the Planning Board. Que...

  • Portland explores priority for buses on Congress Street

    PORTLAND — The city and several transportation planning agencies are studying whether Congress Street should become a "bus priority corridor." The designation would, among other things, allow Metro buses to remain in traffic lanes for stops. The "Portland Mobility Project: Con...

  • PUC staff presents plan for opting out of CMP 'smart' meter program

    Proposal still faces scrutiny from commissioners HALLOWELL — Customers may be able to opt out of Central Maine Power Co.'s wireless "smart" meter program – for a fee – if a Maine Public Utilities Commission staff proposal is adopted by commission... 2