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  • Portland police investigate apparent homicide

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called at 9:05 p.m. to 214 Brighton Ave., where they found the victim. The address is the Princeton Village apartments...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • Two-wheeled winner

    Kai Gallivan of Yarmouth and his dad Kerry found just the right Huffy on Sunday at the Great Maine Bike Swap at the University of Southern Maine. They were among hundreds who attended the event sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, USM's Office of Environmental Sustainability and the student-...

  • Yarmouth Town Council race contested, but without Steinbach

    YARMOUTH — Few residents new to town government have shown interest in running for elected office in June, but a handful of former elected officials are running again.

  • Cumberland panel charged with Main Street vision; islanders gain little ground on waterfront access

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday established a Village Center Committee to recommend a long-term vision for the center of town. The council also met with a Sturdivant Island resident and discussed the difficulty of providing islanders with public waterfront access. ...

  • Presidential parade

    Bagpiper and University of Southern Maine student Steve Lemieux leads a procession of faculty and guests up Bedford Street on Saturday to the Abromson Center, where Selma Botman was installed at the 10th president of USM. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Update: No charges against Yarmouth boy found walking on I-295

    FREEPORT — Police are unsure what led a 13-year-old boy to walk along Interstate 295 Monday morning, but said he will be evaluated to determine if a medical condition was involved. The Yarmouth teenager, dressed only in black wind pants and a maroon NASCAR bathrobe, was picked ...

  • Update: Health, public safety officials urge swine flu calm

    PORTLAND — A group of regional public health officials, emergency responders and doctors said Tuesday afternoon that they are ready for any massive outbreak of the swine flu that has killed nearly 150 people in Mexico and sickened dozens in the U.S. and other countries. At a pres...

  • Portland budget expected to get panel's nod

    PORTLAND — The Finance Committee was expected Tuesday night to forward a $189 million city budget to the full City Council for approval. The committee instructed city staff to find $137,000 in cuts to the budget City Manager Joe Gray proposed earlier this month, in order to keep t...

  • Shooting victim not unknown to Portland police

    PORTLAND — Police say David Okot, the man officers shot and killed over the weekend, had more than 50 documented contacts with police and at least eight arrests and convictions. Okot's family also once filed a lawsuit claiming excessive use of force by police against Okot.