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  • $1M grant to help at-risk elementary students in Portland

    PORTLAND — The school district is teaming up with local nonprofit groups to increase academic support and cultural enrichment opportunities for about 110 economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth. Over the next five years,

  • Portland gets additional $570K in community development funds; budget set for May 18 hearing

    PORTLAND – The City Council on May 18 will decide how to allocate $570,000 in federal stimulus funding earmarked for community development projects. At the May 18 meeting, the council is also scheduled to have a final hearing and vote on a proposed $189 million city budget that wo...

  • Artist, local painters finalizing details for South Portland tank art project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jaime Gili's artwork revolves around three central elements: color, speed and repetition. At times, those elements come together in a figurative sense, as in a gallery. ...

  • Long Island to hire town administrator

    LONG ISLAND — The town's three selectmen will soon have some hired help to manage island business. Island residents voted 74-17 at the annual Town Meeting on May 9 to hire a part-time town administrator. A new selectman and a new school board member were also elected. ...

  • Salvation Army gets back-up from Portland businesses

    PORTLAND — The Salvation Army usually conjures images of holiday-time bell ringers or volunteers distributing blankets to victims of fires or other disasters. This week, a local advertising agency has teamed up with at least 50 local businesses to come to the Salvation Army's aid...

  • Downeaster faces uphill battle as Maine rail projects vie for funding

    PORTLAND — Patricia Quinn knows exactly how to bring the Amtrak Downeaster to Brunswick – and how to make sure the state continues paying its share of the passenger rail service's cost. The trouble is, Quinn, the executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Auth... 1

  • After the layoff: Sometimes you need help getting outside the box

    I always attributed the length of my broadcasting career to a series of "happy accidents" that spanned 20 years.

  • South Portland official placed on paid leave

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of the city's largest municipal department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an independent review of his department. City Manager Jim Gailey said he decided on Friday to place Dana Anderson on paid leave until further notice.