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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Portland city manager search committee gets proposals

    PORTLAND — Whichever firm leads the search for a new city manager, it will have the comfort and confidence of the search committee led by Mayor Michael Brennan. Whether Augusta-based Eaton Peabody or Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith, New Hampshire, gets the nod will not be determ...

  • Former Baxter School hears a new calling

    FALMOUTH — To some, the former Baxter School for the Deaf might seem as remote as its island location. But that couldn't be further from the truth. The Mackworth Island campus, once a last resort for children with hearing disabilities – and the subject of a sex abus...

  • City schools get support for arts education

    PORLTAND — The federal government has awarded a $2 million grant to bolster arts education in Portland schools, city officials announced last week. The U.S. Department of Education grant will support the arts in four elementary schools: East End, Ocean Avenue, Reiche and Riverto...

  • 7 is lucky number for Portland art museum

    PORTLAND — A new exhibit will be coming to the Portland Museum of Art, and patrons won't even have to walk through museum doors to see it. As part of First Friday Art Walk, Nov. 7, PMA officials will unveil a giant sculpted numeral in Congress Square. The outdoor sculpture, "Sev...

  • Replacement for Portland's Hall school makes progress, slowly

    PORTLAND — Although construction is still likely years away, the city and School Board have taken small steps toward replacing the Fred P. Hall Elementary School. The school replacement was placed on the state’s Major Capital Construction Approved Projects List in Apr...

  • Spring Street plans get public preview

    PORTLAND — Correcting the course on "a 45-year-old mistake" will begin in early 2015 as Spring Street is narrowed to one lane in each direction, from High to Temple and Union streets. But the ultimate scope of the redesign remains undetermined after being discussed at a two-hour Oct....

  • Buyers of Cumberland beach property win time to close deal

    CUMBERLAND — Three days before the deal's disputed deadline, a Maine Superior Court judge on Monday ruled that the potential buyers of 100 acres of shorefront property along Foreside Road can have more time to complete the sale. The extension means the buyers, Peter Anastos and&...

  • Widgery Wharf owner hauls his last traps

    PORTLAND — Old habits die hard. In David MacVane's case, they don't even retire. “I got a built-in clock, I wake at up three o'clock,” MacVane said Oct. 24, as he nibbled a breakfast croissant at Cia Cafe in the Knightville neighborhood of South Portland. MacVane, ...