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  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Libbytown future topic of Portland workshop

    PORTLAND — Growth in Libbytown along outer Congress Street will be the topic of a Dec. 11 public workshop at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. The 6 p.m. workshop is part of the larger Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System Land Use and Transit Technical Assistance...

  • Goodwill seeks adults for new youth mentoring program in Portland

    PORTLAND — Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is looking for 75 volunteers over the next two years to mentor at-risk youth in greater Portland. Mentors are being sought as part of a new program, Goodw...

  • 'Affordable,' artist-oriented apartment building planned for Oak Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — An affordable housing developer is planning to build a 37-unit apartment building in the Arts District, and is targeting artists for tenants. Grey Payne, development officer for Avesta Housing, said the agency could begin the city approval process as soon as next month. Th...

  • Kunin seeks new challenges, Deering High School seeks new principal

    PORTLAND — Ken Kunin will resign as principal of Deering High School at the end of the school year, he said, to seek a new challenge. Kunin said his resignation has nothing to do with the bleak financial forecast for city schools, which face a mid-year cut of $2.6 million in state aid in...

  • Analysts: School funding crisis an opportunity for change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Maine has too many school districts, too many administrators, too few students per teacher and too many students identified for special education. Those were just some of the problems behind the current funding crisis for public education identified by attorney and educa...

  • Portland's historic black meeting house wins more money for restoration

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House is a shell of what it was three years ago. And the folks in charge of restoring the landmark couldn't be happier. "We thought we'd have to do a lot of guessing," said David Paul, treasurer of the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian. "The buildi...

  • Bath police search for drugstore robbery suspect

    BATH — Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Monday at 9:50 a.m. at the Walgreens store on State Road. Police said a white man in his 20s entered the store and demanded prescription narcotics at the pharmacy counter. He said he had a gun, although he displayed no gun ...

  • Brunswick legislators to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2-4 p.m. at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. The session is open to anyone who would like to voice opinions and concerns. Gerzofsky r...

  • Private effort launched to fund Shore Road Pathway in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The community group Safe Access for Everyone is acquiring non-profit status and starting a campaign to raise the local portion required for a federal grant to construct the Shore Road Pathway....