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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Yarmouth's new planner welcomes public participation

    YARMOUTH — The new director of planning and development says she is looking forward to working with the Planning Board and the public to make the town more accessible for bicyclists and walkers.

  • Mt. Ararat High School students may get ‘Made,' courtesy of MTV

    TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat High School students may soon have a chance to follow their dreams with the help of MTV. The producers of "Made," a popular reality show geared toward helping youths between the ages of 15 and 21 improve themselves and reach their goals, have expres...

  • Sudanese community, Portland city leaders continue meetings

    PORTLAND — A leader of the city's Sudanese community this week said he has been satisfied by recent meetings with the new police chief. Tensions between police officers and the city's Sudanese population have been strained over the years as a result of unsolved crimes involving Su...

  • PATHS graduation

    Automotive instructor Ervin Osborne addresses graduates, friends, family and faculty during the second of two graduation ceremonies at Portland Arts & Technology High School on May 15. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Thanks, mom

    Corey Saenz of Portland salutes to her mom at the conclusion of University of Southern Maine commencement ceremonies on May 16 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • 1st graduating class at Portland's expeditionary high school sets a high standard

    PORTLAND — Seniors at Casco Bay High School are used to setting precedents. They were the first group of students to test an innovative expeditionary high school learning model for the city schools – a model that focuses on interdisciplinary, project-based learning that often o...

  • Portland City Council approves $189M budget; police, fire jobs still in doubt

    PORTLAND — City residents will not see an increase in property taxes in the next fiscal year, although parking at a meter or getting a marriage license will cost more. There may also be fewer police officers and firefighters on the job, after the City Council on Monday passed a $1...

  • Portland Harbor Museum finds new, temporary home in Arts District

    PORTLAND — About a year ago, the Portland Harbor Museum decided to open a special exhibition in an empty storefront on Congress Street in Portland as a trial run for moving its maritime history collection from its South Portland location. It eventually became apparent that the te...