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  • Portland police investigate apparent homicide

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called at 9:05 p.m. to 214 Brighton Ave., where they found the victim. The address is the Princeton Village apartments...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • Residential windmills, Rines Forest harvesting get OK in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A small wind energy ordinance and the first phase of harvesting at Rines Forest received unanimous approval Monday night from the Town Council. The wind energy ordinance allows small-scale residential windmills with minimal application fees and processes. Large-scal...

  • Cumberland council amends, approves Comp Plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a new Comprehensive Plan. Councilors lauded the three years of work that the 2009 Comprehensive Plan Committee, Town Planner Carla Nixon and others put into the document. But they also made several amendments to reflec...

  • Motorcycle dealer offers Portland 'pipe down' signs

    PORTLAND — A local Harley-Davidson dealer has offered to purchase and install signs urging motorcyclists to reduce street noise in the city. Peter Curless, general manager of Big Moose Harley-Davidson, said he has been working with the motorcycle company's corporate office to find...

  • Police seek help catching man who robbed South Portland bank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police detectives have released the photo of man suspected of robbing a bank near the Maine Mall. Sgt. Steven Webster said in a press release the man entered the Gorham Savings Bank, 395 Gorham Road, just after 2 p.m. Monday and handed a note to a teller demanding mo...

  • Boosters, accustomed to funding school sports, now need help, too

    FALMOUTH — With school budgets stretched thin, athletics programs are relying more heavily than ever on their teams' boosters clubs to pick up basic expenses like equipment, salaries and officials' fees. And these clubs depend on help from the community to make up the difference. ...

  • Fed up with traffic, Portland High School parents press city to address student safety

    PORTLAND — On weekday afternoons during the school year, hundreds of students pour onto Cumberland Avenue, where parents say their kids meet disdain from drivers speeding past Portland High School. That's why parents are amping up pressure on city officials to address traffic cond...

  • Portland fire boat out of commission after running aground

    PORTLAND — The city's new fire boat is temporarily out of the water following an accident Saturday night that ripped a hole in the hull of the craft and caused the propeller shaft to snap off, along with taking chunks out of the propeller itself. The $3.2 million City of Portland IV, ...

  • Former Jordan's Meats plant in Portland under contract to be sold

    PORTLAND — Bright orange "under contract" signs went up on the former Jordan's Meats factory last week. The property, which takes up almost a block between Franklin Arterial and India, Middle and Fore streets, has been vacant since the plant closed in February 2005, despite...