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  • A jolly good run in South Portland

    Beth Faria, of Rochester, New Hampshire, smiles Sunday, Nov. 23, at the start of the Santa Hustle 5K Run & Walk on Philbrook Avenue in South Portland. The event, which benefited Easter Seals, also featured a half marathon. Both races started and ended at The Maine Mall. More than 2,000 people...

  • UPDATED: Portland police identify Brighton Avenue shooting victim

    PORTLAND — Detectives are continuing to investigate the Nov. 21 fatal shooting of 23-year-old Richard Lobor of Portland, who was killed at 214 Brighton Ave., according to Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch. The shooting, considered a homicide, occurred in an apartment at the Princet...

  • 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...

  • President of Cheverus High School in Portland takes college VP post

    PORTLAND — The president of Cheverus High School is leaving to become vice president for mission at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Rev. William R. Campbell, who has been the Ocean Avenue high school's president since 2008, announced Thursday, Nov....

  • Portland school chief gets 3-year contract extension

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Emmanuel Caulk has had his contract extended to June 30, 2019. The School Board unanimously approved the three-year extension Nov. 18. Caulk's previous contract ran to 2016. The extension includes a 1 percent cost-of-living increa...

  • Tips remain focus of Portland minimum-wage debate

    PORTLAND — Discussions revolved around tipped-wage workers when the City Council Finance Committee held its first review of Mayor Michael Brennan's plan to institute a citywide minimum wage. Committee Chairman Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr. and Councilor Ed Suslovic were the only commi...

  • Portland Food Co-op opens Congress St. store as membership grows

    PORTLAND — It was a week before Thanksgiving when Portland Food Co-op member Anne Riggs made her first trip to the new store at 290 Congress St. The visit put her in mind of another holiday. "It's a li...

  • Harpswell selectmen earn at the top, while town employee wages lag

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen is considering salary increases for some town employees, who on average earn less than their peers in other towns. But according to Selectman Elinor Multer, ...