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  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Portland eyes storm water service charge, lower sewer fees

    PORTLAND — Owners of large properties with expansive roofs, paved parking lots and other impervious surfaces will bear the economic brunt of a proposed plan to fund storm-water treatment efforts in the city. By January 2016, residents and business owners could be assessed a $6-per-mo...

  • Portland school hires take cues from business

    PORTLAND — With the start of the school year at hand, the Portland Public Schools has new faces in the administration. Michael Derry was hired as the School Department's technology services director, replacing Trey Bachner, who resigned this year to go into the private sector. B...

  • Portland traffic workshop planned Sept. 8

    PORTLAND — A public workshop on the possible reintroduction of two-way traffic on High and State streets will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the State of Maine Room at Portland City Hall. The scope and methods of the study will be detailed along with initial data from traffic ...

  • Robbie Foundation fundraiser at Payson Park Sept. 13

    PORTLAND — The second annual 5K run, ride and fun run to benefit the Scarborough-based Robbie Foundation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in Payson Park. The event benefits the foundation, which provides adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services for speci...

  • Portland stair-climb to honor 9/11 firefighters

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to join city firefighters making 10 climbs of stairs inside One Monument Square, beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Sponsored by the Portland Fire Department and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the climb up 11 floors, 10 times, will make ...

  • Workshop to detail Portland public art plan

    PORTLAND — A temporary public art piece to be installed in Lincoln Park in June 2015 will be discussed at a 5:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Alice Spencer of the Temporary Portland Art Committee said the art will be installed near the...

  • Hill-Christian to be acting city manager in Portland

    PORTLAND — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3 City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Chr...

  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...