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  • Century-old Portland fountain, now in disrepair, envisioned as pocket-park 'oasis'

    PORTLAND — A fountain built in the early 1900s to provide water for horses in the Old Port is expected to be repaired and protected later this year. The Stanley Thomas Pullen Fountain is on Federal Street between Market and Pearl streets, behind Central Fire Station and across fro...

  • Portland Pipe Line switch means new stacks on South Portland waterfront

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Portland Pipe Line's vessel unloading pier near Bug Light Park in South Portland is slated to become the company's vessel loading area when it reverses the flow of crude oil from Montreal in the next two years.  The operational shift is not expected to change th...

  • Portland schools confront unexpectedly large elementary class sizes

    PORTLAND — Increasing enrollments have prompted the School Committee to explore developing a formal policy on class sizes. Last week, the committee approved an additional elementary school teacher and hired three education technicians as short-term relief for what school official...

  • 'Don't stay home without it': Unlikely trio develops fall-prevention aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Because of a neuromuscular disorder, Alice James has had some spectacular falls. Her body goes rigid and spastic, propelling her through the air and onto her head, jamming her skull into her spinal column. Once she was knocked unconscious for 25 minutes and broke her ...

  • Sea Bags of Maine expands to Freeport; hand-crafted totes made from recycled sails

    FREEPORT — Ten years ago, Hannah Kubiak and Beth Shissler opened their store in Portland not knowing if their tote bags made from recycled sails would resound with the public.

  • Running for the fallen

    Neil Amidon of York reaches out on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth to touch a poster honoring Army National Guard Capt. Patrick D. Damon of Falmouth, who died on June 15, 2006, at age 41 while stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. Amidon, a dentist from York, was taking part in Sunday's 59-mile "Run for the ...

  • A formal farewell at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The Navy bid farewell last week to decades in the sky above Maine.

  • Crime busters

    A length of crime scene tape provided the ribbon for area police chiefs and law enforcement officials who opened the new Metropolitan Regional Crime Lab on Wednesday at the Portland Police Department. The $1.5 million forensics lab will be used by officers from Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Portland, Sc...