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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Protesters rally for health care reform

    Hundreds of demonstrators march down Congress Street in Portland on Saturday after a rally in Monument Square in support of a government-run, single payer health care system.

  • Man with hatchet smashes glass at Falmouth businesses

    FALMOUTH — Police say a local man took a hatchet to the entrance door and drive-through window of two Route 1 businesses Monday night. Peter Hamilton, 58, "went on a rampage with a hatchet" at about 9 p.m., shattering the exterior door that led to a lobby with separate inte...

  • Acting manager, Auburn's assistant manager are finalists for Brunswick's top job

    BRUNSWICK — The field of candidates for Brunswick's town manager position has been reduced to two finalists.  Gary Brown, currently the town's acting town manager, and Laurie Smith, the assistant city manager in Auburn, emerged from last week's interview sessions as the Town Coun...

  • Splish splash

    The elite triathletes kick off last Saturday's third annual Zone Urban Epic triathlon with a half-mile swim off Portland's East End Beach. A bike race along Baxter Boulevard followed before ending with a run to the Maine State Pier for more than 300 competitors.

  • Portland council to discuss pier future, waste issues

    PORTLAND — The City Council next week will discuss recent changes at the Riverside Recycling Facility, including what can be dumped for free. The council is also expected to discuss work by the Community Development Committee to develop a recommendation concerning the future of th...

  • Coursey appointed principal of Portland elementary school

    PORTLAND — The school district on Thursday announced the appointment of Beverly Coursey as the new principal of Nathan Clifford Elementary School. Coursey, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership, management and policy from Seton Hall University, previously served as prin...

  • Portland's rental assistance program open to new applicants through July 31

    PORTLAND — After being closed for three years, the Portland Housing Authority has opened its Section 8 housing voucher program to new applicants. Deputy Director Mark Adelson said the opening of the waiting comes at a time when more families are looking for help because they have...

  • Portland firefighters continue fight against layoffs

    PORTLAND — Members of the local firefighters union, unhappy with recent layoffs in their department, are now disputing how administrators chose who to fire. City Manager Joe Gray, meanwhile, says the union is making false statements about contract negotiations and the timing of the ...