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  • Aid to undocumented immigrants vexes Portland officials

    PORTLAND — City officials are grappling with how to get state reimbursement for general assistance to undocumented immigrants while fighting a state policy prohibiting aid to anyone who cannot prove they are in the country legally. The policy and court strategy were discussed Monday ...

  • Memorial race continues Falmouth junior Olympian's legacy

    FALMOUTH — On a cool Sunday morning, runners and walkers gathered outside the high school to help raise money for under-served youth, and to honor a young man who died more than a decade ago. The annual "I Ran for Dan" Daniel Cardillo Memorial 5K was held Sept. 14, and was coupl...

  • Speed-enforcement grant expires in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A recent grant for the Police Department to enforce speed laws has come to an end. The department was awarded the $10,000 grant by the Bureau of Highway Safety in January. According to a press release, the covered overtime costs for officers. During the nine mo...

  • Portland hotel fire leads to 2nd arson indictment

    PORTLAND — A 19-year-old woman is the second person indicted for arson from a Dec. 14, 2013 fire at the Hampton Inn at 209 Fore St. Olivia Richards, formerly of Cumberland Avenue, faces a Class A arson charge after a Cumberland County grand jury handed up an indictment Sept. 5.

  • Portland family escapes Deering Avenue fire

    PORTLAND — Four people escaped an early morning house fire Tuesday at 40 Deering Ave. Homeowner Nancy Teras said she, her husband, step-daughter and mother escaped the 1890s-era home shortly before dawn when flames broke out on the back wall of the building, where part of the ro...

  • Portland police probe residential burglaries

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking help in solving a series of burglaries in the Libbytown and University of Southern Maine neighborhoods last week. Lt. James Sweatt said the same perpetrator is suspected in nighttime break-ins at homes on Craigie, Woodmont, Bolton and Frances streets, an...

  • Bicyclist, motorist collide on Forest Avenue in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Sunday-night collision between a bicyclist and motorist on Forest Avenue may have been alcohol-related, according to city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin. Steven Bowie, 43, of Portland, pedaled in front of a northbound 2005 Chevy Impala driven by 61-year-old William Bickford...

  • Portland city councilors may weigh proposed hike in minimum wage

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan last week said a proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage in the city might be vetted next week by a City Council committee, and could go before the full council for consideration next month. Brennan advocates hiking the minimum wage to $9.50 an h...