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  • 2 men sought after Portland armed robbery

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking two men in connection with a Sunday night home invasion and armed robbery at 66 Smith St. Lt. James Sweatt said Monday in a press release that no one was hurt in the 9:30 p.m. incident, although the alleged robbers fired a shot that struck the door of an...

  • Could Portland go for Olympic gold in 2024?

    PORTLAND — The cities and the years are almost synonymous. Sochi 2014. London 2012. Atlanta 1996. Can you say, "Portland 2024"? The region could be a site of international Olympic competition 10 years from now, after Boston last month advanced to the short list of U.S. cities ...

  • Maine Medical Center picks new COO

    PORTLAND — Maine Medical Center has hired a new chief operating officer and vice president. Jeff Sanders, a Millinocket native who grew up in Gray, most recently worked as the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He will join Maine Med June 7. "We...

  • Healthy kids

    Maggie Truman of South Portland has her hands full during Healthy Kids Day in the gym at the Portland YMCA on April 17. The Y marked the day with a variety of activities designed to encourage active youngsters.

  • Portland looks to public for help with park maintenance

    PORTLAND — In response to a proposal in the fiscal 2011 budget to reduce maintenance and flower planting at city parks, the Parks Commission is trying to bolster volunteer efforts at the city's green spaces. A "Green Space Gathering" is scheduled for April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at...

  • Yarmouth School Board moves forward with $19.5M budget, no tax increase

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee will hold a second public hearing May 6 on its proposed $19.5 million budget. The committee previously approved the fiscal year 2011 school budget and held its first public hearing Thursday, April 8. The proposed spending plan represents a ...

  • Pownal parents to be polled for RSU 5 middle school preference

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board delayed a decision about the future of the middle school program in Pownal at its April 14 meeting. Instead, the School Board decided to poll Pownal parents about their middle school preferences for next year. After the data is collect...

  • Dreaming of retirement? Website says few places are better than Falmouth Foreside

    FALMOUTH — A personal finance website says Falmouth Foreside is one of the top 20 places for a "dream" retirement in the U.S. AOL's

  • Somali immigrants eye Portland legislative seats

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city residents are running for the state House of Representatives this year, including the city's first Somali candidates. Mohammed Dini, a Bayside resident and student at the University of Southern Maine, is running for the District 119 seat and will face fellow...

  • Proposed Portland library branch closings spark neighborhood opposition; city could reduce funding

    PORTLAND — A Portland Public Library plan to close three branches and instead work with community groups to create mobile library services has come under fire from residents of the neighborhoods that would lose their branches. Some city councilors are also suggesting that the library...