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  • Plan for Portland-Auburn commuter train gets ‘game changer’ grant

    PORTLAND, Maine — A long envisioned passenger rail service connecting Portland with Auburn took another important step forward Thursday as a national Realtors group announced it has awarded a grant to study, in part, new ways to fund the 29-mile public transit line. The promise of a ...

  • Maine entrepreneurs take a lesson from Google

    PORTLAND — C.H. Becksvoort, a maker of fine furniture in New Gloucester, is on the Web, but not enough potential customers are finding their way to the site. So Peg Becksvoort spent Friday morning with some experts in se...

  • Portland

    3/29 Victoria Crane, 53, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Ben Roper on a charge of misuse of 911. 3/29 at 8:30 a.m. Josiah Dubay, 30, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Kevin Haley on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/29 at 4 p.m. Micha...

  • Economic human rights activist to campaign in Portland

    PORTLAND — An international advocate for economic human rights will be in Portland on Monday, April 6. Cheri Honkala is a former homeless single mother who is now an antipoverty organizer and housing rights activist. Honkala has been arrested several times for leading demonstrati...

  • Casco Bay High School $3K short of Habitat for Humanity goal

    PORTLAND — Last year, juniors at Casco Bay High School travelled to West Virginia during spring break to work on a Habitat for Humanities project.  Some students described last year's Junior Journey as a transformative experience.  This year, students are planning to...

  • Portland School Committee to vote on $92M budget

    More state aid headed to Portland PORTLAND — The School Committee will vote Wednesday, April 1, on a more than $91 million budget proposed for next year. Prior to the vote, however, the committee must resolve two remaining issues: whether to budget $100,000 for ...

  • Portland Water District to get $4.5M in stimulus

    PORTLAND — The Portland Water District expects to receive $4.5 million in federal stimulus money to replace aging infrastructure, without increasing water rates. PWD Public Relation Manager Michelle Clements said the district expects to fund 14 projects, mostly water main replace...

  • Portland school gets grant to jumpstart Nason's Park project

    PORTLAND — An anonymous grant from an out-of-state foundation with ties to Portland has been awarded to Breakwater School for what is being called the "greenovation" of Nason's Corner Park.  The $85,000 grant is expected to allow the private school to complete the desig...

  • Boston Globe columnist to speak at USM graduation

    PORTLAND — Pulitze Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman will be the guest speaker at the University of Southern Maine's 129th Commencement on Sunday, May 16, at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Goodman, a longtime summer resident of Chebeague Island, is perhaps most well-know...

  • Portland City Council accepts manager's CDBG decisions

    PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt Community Development Block Grant recommendations from City Manager Joe Gray. The decision followed two public hearings marked by pleas from social service agencies and largely reflected that of the CDBG Allocations Com...