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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...

  • Nurses union files grievance after MaineHealth unit lays off workers

    PORTLAND — A nurses union has filed a grievance against an affiliate of the state's largest health-care organization, following the layoff of four full-time employees.  Officials of Local 505 of the Maine State Nurses Associations, representing 55 nurses and therapists, said a b...

  • Some high-risk students omitted from 1st swine flu clinics

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As school districts throughout the state scramble to vaccinate their students against the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu, some students who are most at-risk for a serious case of the flu were not vaccinated during the first round of flu clinics. The state is ...

  • Officials optimistic despite decision by L.L. Bean to leave Congress Street

    PORTLAND — City economic development officials said they are disappointed, but confident that Congress Street will survive the departure of L.L. Bean. The Freeport-based retail giant L.L. Bean last week announced it will not renew its lease at 542 Congress St. next year and will ...

  • SAD 75 freezes spending, avoids layoffs

    TOPSHAM — Faced with an expected curtailment of funds from the state for the current fiscal year, School Administrative District 75 will save about $450,000 by freezing a variety of expenses. While some of those savings involve not filling vacant positions, there are no plans to ...

  • Recount confirms Livingston as winner of South Portland School Board election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A recount of Nov. 3 ballots verified Monday that Alan Livingston edged Tappan C. Fitzgerald II to represent District 5 on the School Board.  On Election Day, unofficial results indicated that Livingston received 14 more votes than Fitzgerald. That lead dropped to...

  • Scarborough field hockey champions

    Scarborough seniors Ellie Morin (6) and Anna Wagner salute the crowd after the Red Storm beat Skowhegan 2-1 on Morin's overtime goal Oct. 31 to win the program's first Class A field hockey championship.

  • Bath library names new director

    BATH — Lesley Dolinger has been named director of Patten Free Library, the library board of trustees announced last week. Her appointment ends a four-month national search. During that time Peter Goodwin served as interim director, filling a vacancy left by former Director Anne P...

  • Correction

    The caption with last week's photo from the 350.org International Day of Climate Action in Bath misstated what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The number is 350 parts per million.