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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 ...

  • 'No loss of learning about love': Street ministry serves spiritual needs of Portland's homeless

    PORTLAND — As the sun began to top the urban horizon last Thursday morning, splashing warmth on the cold bricks of Monument Square, Mair Honan, a small, unassuming 62-year-old woman, was roaming the streets. Honan, dressed in a purple wool overcoat and wearing a large cross around he... 1

  • Lane closure planned on Route 26/100 bridge in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Motorists who use Route 26/100 in Falmouth should expect delays on Thursday, April 1, as Maine Department of Transportation crews will close one lane of traffic on the 834-foot bridge that spans the ...

  • Obama to speak Thursday at Portland Expo; tickets available Wednesday

    PORTLAND — President Obama will visit the city Thursday to speak about the new health-care reform law, the White House announced this week. The White House Office of Media Affairs said the president will "speak directly to Mainers about how the historic health insurance reform bill h...

  • Falmouth 4th-graders going for green, need your votes

    FALMOUTH — Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade class at Plummer-Motz School is in the home stretch, heading for the finish line. At stake: a $150,000 hybrid school bus and the title of "America's Greenest School." The class, which is trying to show how easy it is to go green, e...

  • Redevelopment plan scaled back for Portland's Adams School

    PORTLAND — Reacting to changing housing needs in the city and limited funding options, an affordable housing developer has scaled back plans for redevelopment of the Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. Avesta Housing in July 2008 proposed building 40 condominium units consisting of a...

  • UPDATE: White House confirms Obama will visit Maine next week

    PORTLAND — The White House confirmed today that President Barack Obama will visit the Portland area on April 1 to promote the health-care overhaul that became law this week. The president's visit was announced this morning by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. “This ref...

  • Bath church gathers items for food bank

    BATH — Bath United Methodist Church will park a truck in front of City Hall on Tuesday, March 30, with more than 50 large boxes of food collected by church members to benefit the Bath Area Food Bank. The church is offering members of the community a chance to add to the collection e...

  • A Brunswick tradition

    Summer-like temperatures on March 20, the first day of spring, meant a 45-minute wait at Fat Boy drive-in in Brunswick. But it didn't deter Aaron Tufts and Dave Donnelly and their wives, who enjoyed the top-down weather.