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  • Portland Jewish Community Center plans get initial review

    PORTLAND — Preliminary plans for the new Jewish Community Center at 1342 Congress St. call for a 19,300-square-foot building to replace the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We will have a place again,” Jewish Community Alliance interim Executive Director Ellie M...

  • Heart walk Saturday at Lyman Moore

    PORTLAND — The second HyperHeart 5K race and walk will be Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School. The event, organized initially by two students, Lauren Paradise and Karina Boothe, who are now eighth-graders, is to raise awareness and money to fight hypertrophic car...

  • John Ford tribute at Irish Heritage Center

    PORTLAND — Although famed film director John Ford left Portland as Sean Feeney a century ago, his legacy will be celebrated Thursday at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. The commemoration begins at 2 p.m. with a presentation and discussion of video essays on Ford's work, created by Ba...

  • Portland needle exchange demand exceeds funding

    PORTLAND — Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaki...

  • Fire damages Falmouth home

    A fire extensively damaged a home at 12 Brookside Drive in Falmouth at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, May 24. According to a press release from the Falmouth Fire Department, the fire was likely started by a grill being used behind the house. The home is owned by George and Kathleen Parr.

  • Portland program steers homeless patients to primary care

    PORTLAND — Karri Gilliam said she makes friends easily. But few friendships she has made are as valued as the one with Shawna Holloway. "We hit it right off. We walked into a room and started talking, and she has been helping me ever since," Gilliam said last week. Home...

  • Portland panel nears proposal for vacant Reed School

    PORTLAND — The task force charged with finding a new use for the vacant Thomas B. Reed School has one meeting left before making its final recommendations. The Reed ...

  • Bowdoin College student charged with campus rape

    BRUNSWICK — A 21-year-old Bowdoin College student was arrested in Topsham early Sunday morning and charged with Class A felony gross sexual assault, a crime that allegedly took place earlier in the night on the Bowdoin campus. Logan Taylor, whose address is listed as Brunswick, remai...