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  • Hillary Clinton rallies Scarborough crowd in support of Michaud

    SCARBOROUGH — Hillary Clinton drew a crowd of about 1,400 to Scarborough High School Friday night as she led a rally in support of gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine. The former U.S. secretary of state, senator, presidential candidate and first lady said Michaud,...

  • Brunswick firm plans senior housing for former Navy hotel

    BRUNSWICK — Local elder-care provider Rousseau Enterprises intends to convert the former U.S. Navy hotel at Brunswick Landing into a 122-apartment building.  The project, Coastal Landing Apartments, was approved by a Sept. 25 Brunswick Planning Department staff review. The ...

  • Uber rideshare service gets rolling in greater Portland

    PORTLAND — Uber, a startup ridesharing service that has frustrated the taxi industry in other U.S. metropolitan areas, has launched its first Northern New England operation in Portland. Kaitlin Durkosh, a spokeswoman for the company, confirmed the launch on Thursday, Oct. 2. T...

  • Franklin Street study eyes slower speeds, narrower lanes

    PORTLAND — The road to a redesigned Franklin Street will not be fully charted until next spring, but the steps along the way were presented to about 100 people Oct. 1 at the Portland Public Library.

  • SBA chooses Portland for small-business grant

    PORTLAND — Aid to local small businesses will be bolstered by a federal Small Business Administration grant worth as much as $1.6 million over the next five years. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced Portland is one of eight communities awarded funding through the inaug...

  • Portland Museum of Art to take time out for cleaning, reorganization

    PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art will close for about six weeks early in 2016 as it works to make its collection more accessible to patrons. The work is part of a new strategic "vision" for the museum, which will close in mid-January 2016 and reopen in mid-February. ...

  • Portland principal wins $100K for school projects

    PORTLAND — After a month of online voting, a city high school principal has won $100,000 for his school. Derek Pierce, of Casco Bay High School, won the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s third annual Larry O’Toole Award, which gives a grant to a New England educ...

  • University of Southern Maine to cut 50 faculty positions, 2 academic programs

    PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine has a plan to cut 50 faculty positions and two programs in an effort to eliminate $6 million from its budget, according to a statement Monday by administrators. These cuts are the first phase in a year-long effort to eliminate $16 million f...

  • Marathon draws 3,500 to Portland, Falmouth and beyond

    Vanessa Vigue, of Portland, sets a brisk pace along Back Cove on Sunday, Oct. 5, during the first mile of the annual Maine Marathon.

  • Bath, Lewiston appliance stores close; customers in limbo

    BATH — The attorney general's office's is fielding complaints after Gediman's Appliance stores in Bath and Lewiston abruptly closed last month, sitting on customers' deposits and undelivered appliances. The stores are owned by Peter and Serrene Gagnon of Poland. The answering ...