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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • North Yarmouth school reuse may go to April 11 Town Meeting

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents may decide at Town Meeting Saturday, April 11, whether to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus. The proposal, recommended by the Board of Selectmen, has been the focus of a series of public informational meetings, the...

  • Ambassadors in Portland praise possible maritime venture

    PORTLAND — Thor Sigfusson admitted some reticence in speaking on Tuesday morning to a gathering at the U.S. Custom House on Commercial Street. "I would be better standing here with a bit of fish skin in my hands," he said as he addressed Mayor Michael Brennan, U.S. Ambassador to Icel...

  • Review of Portland school budget is underway

    PORTLAND — The School Board Finance Committee will host a public hearing Wednesday on the proposed $102.8 million school budget for fiscal year 2016. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Portland High School's Alumni Hall. The committee will also vote that night whether to recommen...

  • Portland's Reiche School feels growing pains

    PORTLAND — Unlike most other schools in the district, enrollment at the Howard C. Reiche Community School is projected to increase in coming years.  Co...

  • Portland councilors respond to aid concerns

    PORTLAND — While continuing strong rebuttals to state accusations of mismanagement in its General Assistance program, the city is preparing for possible administrative and financial changes to it. Members of two City Council committees discussed responses last week to a state Departm...

  • Greens ready to launch liveable wage drive in Portland

    PORTLAND — A petition to create a minimum wage of $15 per hour in the city by 2019 should be ready for signatures by April 3, Portland Green Independent Committee Chairman Tom MacMillan said March 12. The proposed ordinance would require companies employing 500 or more people to star...

  • Portland gets $200K in development help

    PORTLAND — At Coffee by Design on Diamond Street on March 11, Mayor Michael Brennan recalled his first impressions of East Bayside. "Thirty-eight years ago, no one wanted to develop in East Bayside, and very few people lived here," Brennan said as he commented on a $200,000 grant, re...

  • Portland legislators host forum on state budget

    PORTLAND — The biennial budget recently proposed by Gov. Paul LePage and its possible effects on the city and state will be discussed at an April 2 public forum hosted by members of Portland's delegation to the Maine Legislature. The 5:30 p.m. forum in Rines Auditorium at Portland Pu...