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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • The show must go on

    As you would expect, Santa is a very busy guy this time of year, so if the city of Portland wants his help lighting the Christmas tree in Monument Square, the ceremony goes off on schedule, rain or shine. Or, as was the case last Friday night, very, very, very rainy. Still, many in the holiday spiri...

  • Portland City Council, School Committee inaugurations on Dec. 7

    PORTLAND — Recently elected city councilors and School Committee members will be sworn into office Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, at City Hall. The City Council ceremony is scheduled for noon in council chambers. Councilors Kevin Donoghue and David Marshall will be sworn in for second ...

  • Cumberland woman devotes herself to Nicaraguan community

    CUMBERLAND — In taking what she thought would be a vacation to a poor fishing village on the northwestern coast of Nicaragua, Stephany Guyot found a new and deeper sense of home. The 1999 Greely High School graduate has spent most of the past few years in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. F...

  • Cumberland moves closer to deal to conserve nearly 150 acres

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will likely vote this month on an easement that would conserve most of a 147-acre parcel of undeveloped land, Town Manager Bill Shane said last week. The council will hold its third workshop on the matter with the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust...

  • Yarmouth students send comfort overseas, host documentary film for the community

    YARMOUTH — The high school club Help Our Troops will send personalized care packages to troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays and host a screening of the documentary film "

  • Police drug net catches dozens at Phish concert in Portland

    PORTLAND — Maine Drug Enforcement agents and Maine State Police arrested dozens of people who were in the city this weekend for the Phish concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Phish, the jam band from Vermont known for its loyal fan following, played Sunday before a sold-...

  • Portland snowstorm parking bans to start at 6 p.m. this winter

    PORTLAND — When the snow flies thick enough for the city to call a parking ban this winter, vehicles in most parts of the city will have to be off the streets a few hours earlier than in the past. The city has changed the starting time for winter parking bans from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m...

  • West End community police station returning to Danforth St. in Portland

    PORTLAND — The West End community policing station will return to its former Danforth Street address later this month. The station is being moved to