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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...

  • Wind power advocates eye existing Peaks tower

    PORTLAND — A group interested in studying the potential for wind power on Peaks Island may have found a smoother, less complicated route to its goal.

  • Portland Police Beat

    2/15 at 4:09 p.m. Dana Burnell, 28, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Andjelko Napijalo on a charge of furnishing liquor to a minor.

  • Council seeks public input on pier, makes no promises

    PORTLAND — City staff will schedule a new round of public input sessions on the future of the Maine State Pier, following direction Monday from the City Council.

  • Portland schools expect surplus after stimulus

    PORTLAND — With the federal economic stimulus package expected to restore $1.8 million to the current budget, the School Department expects to pay back money overspent in the fiscal 2007 and 2008 budgets by the end of next year.

  • Los Angeles officer picked for police chief

    PORTLAND — City Manager Joe Gray announced Tuesday that a Los Angeles police captain is his choice to be Portland's next police chief.

  • Only 1of a million: A Darfuri's tale

    PORTLAND — Four years ago, El-Fadel Arbab was desperately trying not to become another gruesome statistic of the Darfur genocide.

  • Wharf owners seek relief through zoning

    PORTLAND — With their piers in disrepair and their options for leasing and redevelopment limited, about a dozen pier owners have convinced the city to consider waterfront zoning changes.

  • WinteRush up close

    Portland's WinteRush 2009 began last Friday night with the opening of the snow sculpture tent. This more than 30-foot creation featured a diver and chest, turtles , dolphins and a sea walrus, which captured the attention of a young viewer. (Michael Barriault photo)