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  • Balance sought to protect working waterfront during Portland Harbor rezoning

    PORTLAND — About 100 people turned out Tuesday night to hear a panel of marine industry and tourism experts discuss the competing needs facing the heart of Portland's waterfront. The panel discussion is the first of two meetings scheduled for this week, as the Planning Board consider...

  • Cumberland voters narrowly approve $4.5M bond to repair Route 88

    CUMBERLAND — By just 26 votes, residents on Tuesday approved a $4.5 million bond to improve Route 88, upholding a Town Council decision from last December. Voter supported the bond 941-915 during Tuesday’s referendum. Thirty-two percent of Cumberland’s registered vot...

  • Police seek suspects in South Portland jewel heist

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for three people suspected of stealing $125,000 worth of jewelry from the Maine Mall on Monday. Police Sgt. Steve Webster said in a press release that two black men and a black woman were part of an elaborate theft scheme to steal jewelry from GM Polla...

  • Reading for literacy

    Susan Steele, Portland School District's Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator, reads to students Tuesday morning at Hall Elementary School as part of Read Across America Day, a program to promote literacy. Steele was among 17 guest readers at Hall, which included Portland Police Chief James C...

  • Chefs gone bad, on display; Plus, a special lecture by cookbook editor and writer Judith Jones

    PORTLAND — Mug shots of food industry workers who broke the law will be on display at Rabelais beginning Friday. And on Tuesday, the editor behind Julia Child's many cookbooks, speaks about her experience in the food world. The collection of mug shots features cooks, chefs, ba...

  • Portland city manager says jobs, services to be eliminated; City facing $8M budget shortfall

    PORTLAND — City Manager Joe Gray will begin meeting this week with department heads in an attempt to close a projected $8 million budget gap. For the third year in a row, Gray said jobs and services will have to be cut. In the 2009 budget, major departments were merged or eliminated ...

  • Nearly 100 jobs, middle school sports targeted in Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — Cutting middle school athletics and eliminating nearly 100 jobs were expected to be part of the superintendent's proposed budget presentation to the School Committee on Wednesday. Meanwhile, increased staffing for multi-lingual students is also being proposed, along with a...

  • Portland offering deals on composting equipment

    PORTLAND — Composting food and yard waste can reduce how much households spend on those special blue garbage bags each year, and for the next two months the city is offering residents incentives to do just that. For the third year, the city's Public Services Department is offering di...