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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Portland circus college launches recreational classes

    PORTLAND — The circus has finally come to town. The Circus Conservatory of America, which is scheduled to launch the first-ever accredited circus college in the Unit...

  • Portland celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark Voting Rights Act anniversary

    PORTLAND — The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 will get special recognition when the Portland chapter of the NAACP hosts its 34th annual breakfast celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast, which culminates a wee...

  • Portland forums to study immigration, economics

    PORTLAND — Immigration, assimilation and economic opportunities are being examined in local forums this week and through late spring. "Immigration in Our Future" is the title of an hour-long discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the First Parish Church, 425 Congress S...

  • Portland launches phone app for complaints, questions

    PORTLAND — Quality-of-life issues in the city can be reported digitally through a new phone app and the city website, city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Sunday. Fix It! Portland allows people to report potholes, malfunctioning street lamps, or to request inspections for possi...

  • Being a cut above might not help Bath Iron Works avoid future job cuts

    BATH — The Maine shipyard now building three of the U.S. Navy’s largest and most complex destroyers faces a complexity of its own: What comes next? Bath Iron Works will enter major bidding competitions in the next two years that company officials have said the yard must win to ...

  • Baking is in his blood: South Portland's Carlos Garcia honors a family tradition

    Carlos Garcia bakes all night, six nights a week at the South Portland bakery, Mainly Grains Bakers, that he and his wife, Deb, opened about a year and a half ago on Broadway.

  • Bath home 'probably a total loss' after fire

    BATH — Firefighters who went to Libby Court Thursday morning to respond to a report of a car fire inside a garage quickly found the flames had spread to a carport and throughout the attached home. Crews were called shortly after 8:30 a.m. to 4 Libby Court, a 1 1/2-story home owned by...

  • Scarborough panel identifies 48 properties worth preserving

    SCARBOROUGH — The ad hoc Historic Preservation Committee presented a list of 48 properties worthy of protection in a workshop before Wednesday's Town Council meeting. The list, which includes residential and public properties on Black Point Road, Pine Point Road, Dunstan Landing...