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  • Portland's Press Hotel pushing to meet completion deadline

    PORTLAND — In a building where deadlines were once the norm, developer Jim Brady on March 27 said workers are hustling to finish the new Press Hotel at 390 Congress St. "We are working seven days a week," he said as he led a tour of the 110-room, seven-story hotel that was once home ...

  • Catholic Charities to treat federal prisoners in Portland

    PORTLAND — Substance abuse and mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Maine expect new challenges as the nonprofit group begins counseling federal prisoners this week, but are eager to begin serving the new patients. "These are the people we work with, we have come to a di...

  • METRO to adjust bus service to Westbrook, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — METRO will change its schedules and bus routes starting Jan. 10 so it can begin a daily service to businesses in the Five Star Industrial Park in Westbrook. Some service along Washington Avenue to West Falmouth will also be eliminated. Marketing director Denise Beck...

  • 'Checkered' start: Maine woman's play tells story of blurred cultural, personal lines

    PORTLAND — For Cheryl Hamilton, checkered floors are much more than tiles on the ground. The floor represents the patchwork of refugees and natives in the Lewiston-Auburn neighborhoods where she worked during the beginning of the Somali migration to the area. It represents the...

  • Repairs progressing on Portland's historic Pullen fountain

    PORTLAND — Renovation has started on a historic fountain on Federal Street, behind Central Fire Station. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said work on the Stanley Pullen fountain, which was used as watering trough for horses in the early 1900s, will be completed this winter, with a...

  • Solstice solemnity

    Scott Tibbits, right, of Bath, lights a candle held by Peter Garlid of Portland at the Homeless Memorial Candlelight Service on the Brunswick Mall Tuesday night. Tedford Housing, a Brunswick homeless service agency, organized the interfaith event on the longest night of the year to raise awareness a...

  • Breaking the ice

    A father encourages his son to skate to him at the Orland H. Blake Skating Pond in Yarmouth on Saturday.

  • Building boom

    There was a building boom in Cape Elizabeth this week: lots of gingerbread houses under construction inside The Cookie Jar pastry shop on Shore Road. The usual holiday rush was a little earlier and a little busier than in past years, co-owner Donna Piscopo said as she put the finishing touches on...

  • Groups float fees, job cuts for South Portland schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three task forces are finishing up recommendations that will be considered during the upcoming school budget deliberations. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said it will be up to the School Board whether to implement any of the changes. A group studying the potent...

  • Shop with a cop

    Coutia Giriteka, right, and Portland Police Officer Tony Ampezzan put the finishing touches on wrapping a Christmas gift at police headquarters Friday night, Dec. 17. Coutia and seven other kids from Portland Recreation's after-school program were selected for the third annual Kids Shop With a Cop p...