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  • Thompson's Point developers in line for $32M tax break in Portland

    PORTLAND — Developers planning to build a mixed-use project on Thompson's Point are on track to receive a nearly $31.5 million tax break over the next 30 years. But some City Councilors raised concerns Monday, not about whether to give the company the break, but about their own commi...

  • Wessler, founder of Portland's Center for Preventing Hate, turns the page in civil rights fight

    PORTLAND — Stephen Wessler remembers sitting in the living room of his parent's Cambridge, Mass., home as a young boy watching Walter Cronkite report on the civil rights movement. Later, in 1968, Wessler recalled Cronkite reporting on the assassination of civil rights leader the Rev....

  • Greater Portland among communities getting funds for land detox

    PORTLAND — Local, state and federal officials on Friday gathered at the former Mirada Adams School on Munjoy Hill to announce nearly $3 million to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated lands. The Greater Portland Council of Governments was awarded $400,000 in assessment funding...

  • Latin, Greek programs soar at Portland High School

    PORTLAND — For many of us, our knowledge of Latin is limited to "E pluribus unum," "semper fidelis" and possibly "et tu, Brute?" But at Portland High School, Latin is cool. Or frigus, to be exact. "This is my least stressful class," said freshman and first-year Latin ...

  • Election clerks: Absentee ballots more problematic than same-day voter registration

    BRUNSWICK — As a bill to eliminate same-day voter registration worked its way through Maine’s Legislature last week, proponents frequently cited the plight of the state’s municipal clerks. One of those proponents was Secretary of State Charles E. Summers Jr., who, in test...

  • Wind gust a theory for cause of Scarborough plane crash that injured 2 men

    SCARBOROUGH — The maiden flight of a Scarborough man's new airplane ended Friday with a dive and a crash, injuring the plane's owner and its pilot. Jeff Greenleaf, 40, bought the aircraft last winter, according to Fire Chief Michael Thurlow. The plane was a single-engine Kitfox expe...

  • Super time in Portland's Old Port

    William Jordan, 4, of New Bedford, Mass. holds a Superman inflatible that he won at the Old Port Festival on Sunday in Portland. Despite damp, chilly weather, the 38th annual festival drew people from near and far to downtown Portland.

  • Hats off to the Class of 2011

    Graduates toss their mortar boards in the air at the conclusion of the South Portland High School commencement on June 5.