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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Fresh Air in Falmouth: Local family shares Maine winter with inner-city child

    FALMOUTH — Lakirah McPhail's favorite thing about Falmouth is how quiet it is. "It's so loud where I live," she said. "There's gun shots all the time." McPhail, 12, lives in an apartment with her grandmother, brothers and sisters, and several cousins, in Manhattan. She is in s...

  • Florida man arrested after Cumberland-to-Brunswick car chase

    BRUNSWICK — A Florida man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a car chase that began in Cumberland. John Elvis Fenn, 29, of Quincy, Fla., was spotted by Cumberland Police Department Officer Antonio Ridge on Route 88 around 2:30 a.m. Police said Fenn was reportedly driving below ...

  • Portland councilor wants to revisit dumping snow in harbor

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee last week rejected revisions to the snow removal ordinance regarding sidewalk shoveling, but the issue is expected to return to a different committee this summer along with the controversial prospect of dumping snow in the harbor. The Transportatio...

  • Peaks Island residents pack anti-secession meeting

    PEAKS ISLAND — More than 150 people turned out Saturday for the first meeting of a group formed to defeat the latest campaign for island secession from Portland, organizers said. The former Peaks Island Council, meanwhile, has outlined cost-of-living issues on the island and proposed...

  • Portland bus service may back bid to loosen billboard ban

    PORTLAND — A bill submitted by a Portland legislator would allow advertising in bus shelters, which is currently banned by the state's anti-billboard law. District 116 Rep. Denise Harlow, D-Portland, said her bill would allow towns and cities to decide whether they want to allow adve...

  • Portland state rep's solidarity road trip to Wisconsin generates national buzz

    PORTLAND — Somewhere between New Hampshire and Illinois, state Rep. Diane Russell become the political talk of the nation. While traveling through New Hampshire, the Munjoy Hill Democrat was interviewed by a reporter for the 4

  • Retirement fund surplus nets nearly $9M for Bath

    BATH — The city has a unique problem on its hands, given today's economic climate: what to do with an extra $8.8 million. The surplus is with the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, thanks to excess employer contributions the city made from the late 1970s to mid 1990s, accordin...

  • Film about student stress to be screened in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — An independent film being screened next week tells stories of over-stressed students, exhausted teachers, kids who are not learning essential skills and parents trying to do the best for their children. "Race to Nowhere" will be shown at the Cumberland Congregational Chu...