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  • 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...

  • 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...