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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • NPR reporter to discuss Middle East situation in Portland appearance

    PORTLAND — A news correspondent living in Jerusalem will be in Portland Nov. 2 to discuss the conflict in the Middle East. Linda Gradstein, NPR's Jerusalem correspondent for more than 20 years, is scheduled to speak at the Albert Brenner Glickman Family Library at the University o...

  • Portland 7th-grader wins regional award for fundraising prowess

    PORTLAND — Hannah Friedman said her 12-year-old daughter was surprised to learn she had won a $10,000 scholarship to a four-year college to study public service. "She said, 'I didn't know you could win an award for helping people,'" Friedman recalled.  Rach...

  • Journal celebrates 20 years of bringing Portland poets to the world, and vice versa

    PORTLAND — Like the tides of Casco Bay, creative trends in literature and visual arts ebb and flow. But one local publication has been a beacon through the highs and lows for the last 20 years.  On Sunday, Oct. 25, the

  • Portland High School career center seeks to open workforce doors for students

    PORTLAND — Despite educators' efforts to convince high school graduates to attend post-secondary schools, there are always those students who end their educations after 12th grade. Now Portland High School has launched a career center to help them be better prepared for life afte...

  • Playground climate action

    Third-grader Elisa Membreno and other students at Peaks Island Elementary School spent their Friday morning recess jumping rope to 350, in recognition of the International Day of Climate Action. The number 350 represents the amount of carbon dioxide, in parts per billion, that scientists have identi...

  • Players present, but no vote on Oxford Aviation lease by Brunswick base agency

    FREEPORT — During an annual meeting marked more by ceremony than business, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority on Oct. 22 delayed its decision on a lease agreement that could bring Oxford Aviation to Brunswick Naval Air Station. The agency's anticipated vote was originally ... 2

  • Brunswick hospital adds services

    A helicopter takes off after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 19, at Parkview Adventist Medical Center's new LifeFlight helipad in Brunswick. The hospital also held an open house for its new Department of Oncology & Infusion Center and renovated Women’s Health Suite. LifeFlight helicopte...

  • Ready for Halloween in Brunswick

    Taylor Messerman jumps out of the way, left, as friends Maggie McKenna and Anna Ferdinand mix new colors last weekend as they paint Maine Street storefronts in Brunswick for Halloween