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  • Peaks Island residents criticize police crackdown

    PORTLAND — Increased enforcement of seat belt and vehicle registration laws on Peaks Island is leaving some island residents critical of the Police Department.  In an e-mail to police Sgt. Gary Hutcheson on April 30, Peaks Island Council Chairman Michael Richards said many islan...

  • Portland budget hearing a quiet affair

    PORTLAND — Only three people showed up Monday night to comment on the $189 million city budget proposed for fiscal year 2010. The display of public comment contrasted sharply with budget hearings a year ago, when dozens of people showed up to speak against cuts to police and fire...

  • Council sends school budget to Portland voters

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved the School Committee's proposed budget for fiscal 2010. On Tuesday, May 12, residents will have their say. The school budget referendum will be the second citywide vote on school spending since the state Legislature enacted Gov. John ...

  • Craig takes reins at Portland Police Department

    PORTLAND — New Police Chief James Craig said he wants to do a lot quickly, both within the Police Department and in the community. On his first day as the city's top cop, though, Craig's goal Monday was to meet as many of his officers and staff as possible, aware it may take a whi...

  • Portland schools, athletics careful amid swine flu threat

    PORTLAND — The School Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to sanitation and treatment of sick faculty and students in light of the so-called swine flu that is spreading around the globe. Schools have stepped up the frequency of classroom cleaning and sterilizatio...

  • Maine College of Art to open new Portland lecture hall

    PORTLAND — Maine College of Art opens a new multimedia lecture hall this week, the latest addition to the art school's downtown campus. Osher Hall is in the Porteous Building at 522 Congress St. The lecture hall seats 112 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology so ...

  • After the layoff: Job searching is a full-time job

    Second in a series. "You are here," I say to myself, as I mentally place my finger on a signpost at the crossroad pictured in my mind.

  • Scarborough teachers agree to hold the line on cost-of-living raises

    SCARBOROUGH — Teachers have agreed to forgo a cost-of-living salary increase for fiscal year 2010, School Board Chairman Brian Dell'Olio said Saturday. The agreement represents a $140,000 savings from the 1 percent increase budgeted for 2010 and affects about 300 teachers and others i...