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  • State Theater takes step toward reopening

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday approved the return of dancing and entertainment to the State Theater on Congress Street. The council also approved a food and alcohol license for the theater, which has been closed since 2006 due to safety and fire code violations. According...

  • $7.3M later, renovated Portland library prepares to greet the public

    PORTLAND — The Public Library on Monument Square is set to reopen next week, following a year of renovations that have transformed the space into a brighter, sunnier and more open place to read, go online or take in an event. The $7.3 million renovation project included constructing ...

  • Waynflete School plans Portland event to counter anti-gay protest

    PORTLAND — Waynflete School will hold a community event Saturday in support of people affected by hatred and bigotry. The event is a response to a threat by a Kansas hate group to picket a school production of "The Laramie Project." "This is a Safe Place" will take place at 6:...

  • $90M Portland school budget faces City Council scrutiny

    PORTLAND — The School Committee sent a $90 million budget to the City Council that restores a music program and eliminates 45 jobs. But the plan could face resistance on the council, which has the final say on school spending. "We did tell them where we thought the budget shou...

  • Foster grandparents to flaunt PATHS fashions in Portland

    PORTLAND — Fran Seeley never thought she would be a model, nor did she particularly care to be. But on Thursday, April 8, the 68-year-old will strut her stuff on the catwalk as part of the Collections 2010 Fashion Show, an annual exhibition of designs from students at Portland Arts a...

  • Closing a chapter in Brunswick

    Another milestone was reached Tuesday, March 30, in the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, with the disestablishment after 37 years of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5, the operational U.S. Navy Air Wing on the base. In a rain-soaked ceremony, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole O'Donnell, right, re...

  • South Portland school custodian faces weapon charge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A custodian who apparently injured himself with a folding knife in the School Department administrative office has been barred from school grounds. Police were called to 120 Wescott Road, shortly after 10:30 a.m. on March 24 for a medical emergency. Police Lt....

  • Bar board reprimands South Portland attorney

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A South Portland attorney has been reprimanded by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar for failing to properly supervise his non-lawyer staff. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on March 25 suspended attorney Paul Latourneau from practicing law for six months. The s...