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  • Portland police charge New Gloucester men with racially motivated attack

    PORTLAND — Two brothers face assault and civil rights charges after an attack police say was racially motivated. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch on Tuesday said Charles Bean Jr., 35, and Benjamin Bean, 30, both of New Gloucester, were arrested around 5:20 p.m. April 19 in an...

  • Falmouth forest harvest plan in place

    FALMOUTH — A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill Community Forest beginning in the winter of 2016. The plan, which was recommended by the Land Management Acquisition ...

  • Portland's Congress Square: Upgrade or unload?

    PORTLAND — The city is exploring options for the Congress Square park at Congress and High streets, including redesign or sale of the property. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group, made up of local business and neighborhood representatives and city officials, is planning a publi...

  • Casco Bay Lines union workers plan Portland protest for new contract

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines employees will rally Friday to express their frustration about working for more than a year without a contract. The ferry service has 34 employees – all but four top-level managers – who are members of Local 333 of the International Longshoreman... 2

  • Portland high schools to adopt new schedule

    PORTLAND — Although the Portland School Committee on April 7 unanimously approved a new schedule for the city's four high schools, students will have to wait until the end of the month to find out courses that will be offered. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said adminis...

  • Despite no show from hate group, more than 100 rally at Waynflete School in Portland

    PORTLAND — More than 100 Waynflete students and community members stood together Saturday evening in support of people who have faced hatred and bigotry because of their sexual orientation or beliefs. "It was very heartening," Waynflete Headmaster Mark Segar said about the demonstrat...

  • School supply maven opens public store in Portland

    PORTLAND — Leanne Fisher has seen first hand how Ruth's Reusable Resources can help schools by soliciting office supplies from local companies and offering them to teachers at little to no cost. This school year, 3Rs has given away more than $3.4 million worth of supplies to local sc...

  • In full bloom: An 'old Maine family business' gets down to its roots

    CUMBERLAND — Terry Skillin makes his way between multi-colored rows of blooming geraniums and pansies, smiling almost as brightly as the flowers around him. Skillin is the fourth generation of gardeners to run Skillins Greenhouses, with its three locations in Falmouth, Cumberland and...

  • Regional transit agency hopes to boost profile, funding with video production

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has created an eight-minute video to educate the public and, in the process, drum up support for underfunded projects. As a federally funded program, PACTS cannot actively lobby state or federal officials for more fundi...

  • Sewall hopes Bath business can 'move on' after bankruptcy auctions

    PORTLAND — The former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. was the top bidder in an auction for assets of the Bath fuel company last week. Edward “Ned” Sewall III, president of M.W. Sewall from 1995 to 2007, offered about $4.7 million on April 6 for the home heating oil ope...