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  • No cause found for school illness in Portland

    PORTLAND — Laboratory tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were unable to link a stomach illness that recently sickened 22 Reiche Elementary School students to the school lunch the children ate that day. Test results did not provide a reason why

  • Portland's Press Hotel pushing to meet completion deadline

    PORTLAND — In a building where deadlines were once the norm, developer Jim Brady on March 27 said workers are hustling to finish the new Press Hotel at 390 Congress St. "We are working seven days a week," he said as he led a tour of the 110-room, seven-story hotel that was once home ...

  • Lions Club celebrates 60 years of service in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 27 at the Portland Country Club, with 87 people attending, including some international Lions Club members. "We wanted to make it big and special," Club member Polly Burke said. "We had a lot of past presidents...

  • Yarmouth Senior Housing gets $165K grant for renovations to Bartlett Circle community center

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth Senior Housing was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to help renovate and expand the Bartlett Circle community center. Margaret Downing, president of Bartlett Circle, said the grant was awarded to the town on behalf of the non-profit organization.

  • Petition challenge fails, Freeport-Brunswick dispatch consolidation goes on

    FREEPORT — A petition that would have overturned a Town Council decision to consolidate emergency dispatch services with Brunswick has failed to attract the required signatures. Town Clerk Beverly Curry said only 446 residents signed the document by the May 26 deadline. The petition ...

  • Registration, absentee voting Saturday at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — The city clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, for absentee voting or registering to vote in next week's primaries. Absentee ballots are also available in the clerk's office at City Hall during regular business hours this week, and can be downlo...

  • Baldacci stumps in South Portland for bond proposals, SMCC campus at Brunswick base

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. John Baldacci made an appearance at Southern Maine Community College Tuesday to champion a June 8 bond proposal that includes funding to establish a new campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The so-called Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center will be...

  • Portland planners mull reversing residential ban on 'working waterfront'

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board is entering the final stretch of its review of proposed changes to the Waterfront Central Zone, and at their last meeting members hinted they may delve into whether residences should be allowed in the zone. For more than a year, a dozen wharf owners have...

  • Memorial Day in Cumberland

    A young resident makes a connection with Cumberland's history at the dedication of a new Veterans Monument on Memorial Day at Moss Side Cemetery. The stone is the first phase of a project to honor all of the community's veterans.

  • New York concert producer takes reigns at Portland's State Theatre

    PORTLAND — After a more than four-year hiatus, the State Theatre is expected to reopen this fall, bringing music back to the 80-year-old building. New York City-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents has teamed up with Vermont promoter Alex Crothers of Higher Ground Presents and ...