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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Portland may get designated, free parking for mopeds, motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city may add 31 free parking spaces for motorcycles or mopeds on the peninsula. The change is aimed at encouraging two-wheeled transportation, and to open up regular parking spots for cars. The City Council Transportation Committee was scheduled to review the new p...

  • Portland schools to consider $137K in budget cuts

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, to decide how to reduce next year's proposed budget by more than $137,000. The district was asked by the City Council's finance subcommittee April 14 to further reduce its $91.4 million budget, which eliminates 17 jo...

  • After the layoff: A personal journey through unemployment

    Editor's note: Sean Baker of South Portland has a personal perspective on unemployment: his career in broadcasting came to a sudden halt in February when he was laid off by a Portland radio station. He's writing about the experience in this series for The Forecaster.   For many...

  • Portland seeks input on future of Franklin Arterial

    PORTLAND — Redesign of the major corridor that slices across the city's peninsula will be the subject of a community workshop on Wednesday, April 29. The Franklin Street Arterial Study Committee is looking for ideas from the public about how the arterial should be redesigned to be... 4

  • Portland-Boston rail line to vie for high-speed funds, if not high speeds

    PORTLAND — When the Obama administration last week unveiled a transportation plan that will award billions of dollars in high-speed rail funding, riders of the Amtrak Downeaster probably envisioned the train whizzing between Boston and Portland at 150 mph, a speed that would make it competiti...

  • South Portland police seek leads in CVS robbery

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are asking the public for information about the robbery of a Mill Creek pharmacy over the weekend. The CVS at 199 Ocean St. was robbed at about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, by a man who appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s, Sgt. Steven Webster...

  • Update: Police know who killed South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police know who shot and killed a 50-year-old Henry Street man last weekend, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Wednesday morning. McCausland said investigators understand the events that led up to the death of Fred Wilson, a comp... 7

  • Working on a doggie doctorate

    American Kennel Club Judge Frank Washabaugh of New Jersey critiques the sniffing work of a dog in the Scent Articles event last Sunday in the Casco Bay Dog Training Club's AKC All-Breeds Obedience and Rally Trial at Bath Middle School. In Scent Article, dogs are tasked with picking out the one item ...