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  • Portland school chief hits the streets

    Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk departs Ocean Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday morning during a bicycle tour of seven city schools on the first day of classes. Caulk's ride was meant to encourage students to exercise daily by biking or walking to school.

  • Denmark is destination for Maine energy student

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A college student from Cape Elizabeth will be going abroad for a program no one has ever participated in before. Steven "Navi" Whitten, 24, will be one of 12 students going on a trip to the Samso Energy Academy in Denmark to study energy sustainability and renewal.

  • Tugging along

    The 2009 MS Harborfest this weekend was a success, with more than 800 people either volunteering or participating in the sail, power and tugboat events. The Multiple Sclerosis Society was on track to reaching its $110,000 goal by the end of the weekend, with money still coming in. Seen here the tug...

  • Portland Somali teens learn farming and business skills at Falmouth's River Point

    The Center for African Heritage's organic farming project at Falmouth's River Point has been teaching farming and job skills for the past two months to 10 low-income Somali teens from Portland. Mahad Warsame, left, and Sumaya Mohamed bring two of the goats out of the barn to graze. (Roberts photo)

  • Portland councilors eye music venue, public dock for state pier

    PORTLAND — The City Council in September is likely to approve several proposed improvements for the Maine State Pier. Councilors at a workshop Monday agreed with recommendations from the Community Development Committee for short-term renovations at the city-owned pier. Those impr... 1

  • Portland police report seizing more than 20 pipe bombs, crack

    PORTLAND — Police on a drug raid at an apartment near Hadlock Field early Monday morning reportedly found enough explosive devices to take out a city block. Police began investigating the possible drug distribution operation on Park Avenue two months ago, following the drive-by sh...

  • Peaks Island council considers options; No takers so far for November elections

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island advisory council created by the city two years ago in response to a secession bid is having trouble attracting candidates for the November elections. The terms of two members of the seven-member council, Betsy Stout and Tom Bohan, conclude in November. Ad...

  • Film makers take on 48-hour challenge in Portland

    On the 11th floor of the Portland House apartment building facing the Eastern Promenade, Horatio Baldwin, an animal rights activist, teeters on the balcony railing. He looks out at Portland Harbor. He looks down at the trees nearly 200 feet below his feet – and jumps. There is a ... 1

  • Portland, MCLU reach temporary agreement for mosque

    PORTLAND — City officials will temporarily allow a group of Afghani Muslims to use a former television repair shop on Washington Avenue for prayer services. The compromise between city officials and the Maine Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the Portland Masjid and Islamic...

  • Potential names released for Brunswick's new elementary school

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Aug. 12 received a list of potential names for the new elementary school on McKeen Street. The board is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting in September.  The three names include Joshua L. Chamberlain Elementary School, Harr...