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  • Portland author wins National Book Award for civil rights narrative

    PORTLAND — For four years, Portland author Phillip Hoose sought an interview with Claudette Colvin, an African American woman who in 1955 at the age of 15 refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.

  • Downtown Portland kicks off holiday season on Friday

    PORTLAND — The city's holiday season kicks off Friday, with the annual tree lighting and horse and train rides. The lights on the city's Christmas tree will be turned on at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Monument Square. The annual event will feature performances by members of the Portlan...

  • Portland taking steps to calm school-zone traffic on Cumberland Avenue

    PORTLAND — Facing increased pressure from parents and administrators at Portland High School, the city's Public Services Department has agreed to install two flashing yellow lights on Cumberland Avenue. The lights will indicate to drivers that they are about to enter a 15-mph scho...

  • Charter Commission zeroes in on proposal for an elected Portland mayor

    PORTLAND — The Charter Commission is moving closer to recommending the city have a more powerful, popularly elected mayor. Commissioners considered a rough draft Nov. 19 that highlights some of the key points the group has discussed and reached consensus on since the panel was ele...

  • Holiday helpers

    Members of the Interact Club at Yarmouth High School sort and pack toys on Nov. 17 in the high school cafeteria for Operation Christmas Child, a project that sends gifts to needy children around world.

  • Portland Pirates coach copes with Crohn's disease, advocates for awareness

    PORTLAND — Most people would rather not have their digestive tract problems publicized on the Internet and in print. But Portland Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen speaks freely about his more than 20-year battle with Crohn's disease, a condition that causes inflammation of the bowels....

  • Riding the trail

    The passing of Hurricane Ida's remnants and temperatures in the 60s last weekend brought Jonathan Rundell of Scarborough out to the Marsh and the Eastern Trail looking for things to photograph.

  • Crossing flags available in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Crossing Maine Street should now be a bit safer. Bright, yellow flags are being placed at key intersections along the four-lane downtown street to boost safety by making pedestrians more conspicuous. The flags are available for people to carry from one side of the str...