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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • From Kabul to Cumberland: Students connect with soldier in Afghanistan

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Crowley’s three eighth-grade social studies classes gained a unique perspective on current events this month by talking via the Internet with a Bangor soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Student Sarah Kurland said her Greely Middle School class had been lea...

  • Creative business series begins June 2 in Portland

    PORTLAND — A three-part seminar series designed to provide resources, advice and insight into running a creative business in Maine will begin next week at the University of Southern Maine. The first seminar, "Starting and Running a Creative Business in Maine," will take place on Wedn...

  • Falmouth council critic launches drive to recall chairwoman

    Falmouth council rejects curbs on speech FALMOUTH — Town councilors unanimously rejected rule changes Monday, May 24, that would have governed some types of public comment during their meetings. The vote came after the Maine Civil Liberties Union admonished the Town Council ... 2

  • Portland Arts, Cultural Alliance absorbed by city-created authority

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old arts organization responsible for putting on First Friday Art Walk and other arts and cultural events has decided to become a subsidiary of a non-profit organization created by the city. Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance will continue to have its own govern...

  • Brunswick base airport heightens funding competition; redevelopment agency hopes to tap STAR account

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a $1.3 million slice of a state fund already eyed for other transit projects, including expanded operations for the Amtrak Downeaster and airports currently undergoing modernization projects. The Midcoast Regi...

  • Portland police make arrest in Monument Square death

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday said a 20-year-old Gray man is responsible for a deadly assault in Monument Square early Sunday morning. William Googins turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. He was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of 24-year-old Eric B...

  • Proposed Portland charter changes ready for public review

    PORTLAND — The commission elected in November 2008 to review and recommend changes to the City Charter has come up with preliminary recommendations that include switching to a full-time, elected mayor and changing the name of the School Committee. The Charter Commission will hold a p...

  • Portland tightens restrictions on off-leash dogs

    PORTLAND — The city has made several changes to rules governing where and when dogs can run free, and where the pets are not allowed at all. Many of the changes are at the Eastern Promenade, a popular spot for dog owners to give their pets a chance to run off leash. Dogs are no longe...