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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Grant program could help Portland businesses expand, create jobs

    PORTLAND — A walk through the Old Port reveals how the recession is affecting local small businesses. Over the past year, for-lease signs have replaced open signs in some of the city's most coveted storefronts. "I walk down the street and it's disappointing," Councilor Cheryl Leeman said...

  • Portland's LearningWorks, Literacy Volunteers merge

    PORTLAND — Literacy Volunteers-Greater Portland announced last week that it has merged with West End-based LearningWorks. The two non-profits each offer literacy classes for adults. The merger will allow Literacy Volunteers to take advantage of the resources and infrastructure of the lar...

  • Portland police presents

    Eight local kids who had the best answers to the question "Why I want to go shopping with a police officer?" were selected from more than 100 applicants last week to participate in the second annual Shop With a Cop program, sponsored by the Portland Police Department and it's two unions. The officer...

  • Foundation seeks online votes for $10K grant

    PORTLAND — An award-winning after-school program for low-income and under-served middle school students in Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties is one of 50 finalists for a $10,000 grant. The grant winner will be chosen through an online poll on Facebook, which will accept votes t...

  • Portland Water District adopts budget, expects rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees recently approved a $47.8 million budget for 2010 that includes a more than 3 percent mid-year rate hike. The $37.2 million operating portion is essentially the same funding as the current budget, spokeswoman Michelle Clements said in a pre...

  • Bay Ferries kills The Cat between Portland, Nova Scotia

    PORTLAND — Operators of the high-speed ferry known as The Cat announced today that they will no longer offer seasonal service between Maine and Nova Scotia. Bay Ferries Ltd. has operated the ferry between Portland, Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, since May 2006. Service by The ...

  • SEDCO board of directors has openings

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has two openings on its board of directors. Interested applicants may download an application from SEDCO's Web site or t...

  • They're in good claws

    Maeve McQueeney strains her neck to look up at Crusher, mascot of the Maine Red Claws minor league basketball team, as he stops traffic for her, mom Jennifer and brother Finn on Wednesday afternoon outside Brown Elementary School in South Portland. During most of the school year, a brigade of volunt...