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  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Bank funds academic initiative at SMCC

    SOUTH PORTLAND — KeyBank announced a $500,000 donation to Southern Maine Community College for use toward a student success initiative.  The grant is the largest ever made by the KeyBank of Maine Foundation. According to a press release, the Path to Graduation (P2G) ...

  • A Portland dream spins worldwide

    Record Store Day celebrates retail independence PORTLAND — In July 2007, Chris Brown was sitting in his Monument Square office when he got an idea to plan a one-day celebration of local, independent music stores. Brown, vice president of marketing and operatio...

  • Waynflete meets with residents to discuss Portland school's future

    Neighborhood group seeks to stop campus expansion PORTLAND — More than 100 residents – most with homes on the Western Promenade – gathered at a neighborhood church Monday evening to discuss the possible expansion of the Waynflete School campus. Waynflete,...

  • Maine African Film Festival debuts in Portland

    PORTLAND — The week-long Maine African Film Festival will have its inaugural launch on Friday, April 17. "Film has the power to heal, to educate, to bring people with different backgrounds and experiences together," said festival founder and Executive Director Kazeem Law...

  • Portland Hall developer trades parking for park

    Deering Street change removes preservation concerns PORTLAND —  Plans to turn the former college dorm at 645 Congress St. into apartments have been altered in response to concerns from neighbors and historic preservation officials. Greg Shinberg, a partner in ...

  • Charges dropped against 2 former DHS coaches

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County district attorney's office dropped charges last month against two former Deering High School assistant baseball coaches who were accused of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. Communications Director Tamara Getchell of the DA's offic...

  • After 5 years, Portland's Morrill's Corner project expected to begin

    PORTLAND — The city expects a developer to begin work by summer on the $20 million first phase of the Morrill's Crossing project. Penny Littell, director of the city's Planning and Urban Development Department, said she expects Packard Development to obtain a building permit soon....

  • Bulldogs rule regatta

    The three Portland High School boats in last Saturday's inaugural Bulldog Classic Regatta jockey for position at the start of a race on Casco Bay. In six races the host sailors rang up five wins to defeat boats from the Cape Elizabeth High School and Southern Maine (Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Nor...

  • BIW eyes Coast Guard fleet project

    Shipyard selected for 3 destroyers BATH — The week brought news for Bath Iron Works: the possibility of work rebuilding the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, and the allocation of money in the 2010 U.S. Department of Defense budget for the shipyard to build all three DDG-1000 Zu...