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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...

  • High school rivalry fuels Portland hardwood debate

    Deering wants time on a new parquet floor, but PHS parents object PORTLAND — Residents are accustomed to the rivalry between Portland and Deering high schools on the basketball court. But now they're competing over the hardwood itself. A request ha...

  • Portland school task force eyes middle school changes

    PORTLAND — A group charged with laying the foundation for a strategic plan for the city's aging school facilities has given guidance to its consultants, who will prepare their report over the next month.  One change being contemplated is reducing the number of middle schools from...

  • Portland

    3/22 at 6:16 p.m. Christopher Alan, 39, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Andjelko Napijalo on a charge of theft. 3/22 at 9:55 p.m. Seth Hennessey, 37, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Ben Roper on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. ...

  • Living the life of a 'mazek'

    New autobiography recounts life of Rabbi Harry Z. Sky FALMOUTH — Sitting in his comfortable apartment at the Oceanview Retirement Community in Falmouth, Rabbi Harry Z. Sky is surrounded by a lifetime's collection of artwork that includes Native American Inuit sculpture,...

  • U Car Share off to steady start in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city's first car-share service has seen steady use during its first couple of months, and officials expect usage to grow as warm weather sets in. U Car Share, a program of U-Haul, placed four shared cars in the city Jan. 12. The vehicles, Chrysler PT Cruisers, have ...

  • Food processor may move out of Portland

    PORTLAND — The head of a family-run food processing company that has been in Bayside for more than 80 years said the company will move out of the neighborhood unless it receives city funding to help upgrade the building it leases. Paul Dioli, chief executive officer of Schlotterbe...

  • Portland agencies, businesses plead for piece of federal funds

    PORTLAND — City Councilors listened to two hours of testimony Monday from representatives of social service agencies competing for federal Community Development Block Grant funds doled out annually by the city. A committee charged with reviewing applications and then ranking them ...

  • Sheriff: Coach's escorted release from prison not a policy violation

    PORTLAND — An intake sergeant who helped a former Deering High School baseball coach avoid the news media when the coach was released from the Cumberland County Jail did not violate jail policy and did not provide special treatment to the prisoner, Sheriff Mark Dion said last week. ...