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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 Police Beat: May 19

    Arrests 5/10 at 1 p.m. David McGlashing, 54, was arrested by Officer Michael Bennis on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and theft. 5/11 at 9:26 a.m. Allison Barclay, 29, of Portland, was arrested by Officer James K...

  • Sudanese community, Portland city leaders continue meetings

    PORTLAND — A leader of the city's Sudanese community this week said he has been satisfied by recent meetings with the new police chief. Tensions between police officers and the city's Sudanese population have been strained over the years as a result of unsolved crimes involving Su...

  • 1st graduating class at Portland's expeditionary high school sets a high standard

    PORTLAND — Seniors at Casco Bay High School are used to setting precedents. They were the first group of students to test an innovative expeditionary high school learning model for the city schools – a model that focuses on interdisciplinary, project-based learning that often o...

  • Portland City Council approves $189M budget; police, fire jobs still in doubt

    PORTLAND — City residents will not see an increase in property taxes in the next fiscal year, although parking at a meter or getting a marriage license will cost more. There may also be fewer police officers and firefighters on the job, after the City Council on Monday passed a $1...

  • Portland Harbor Museum finds new, temporary home in Arts District

    PORTLAND — About a year ago, the Portland Harbor Museum decided to open a special exhibition in an empty storefront on Congress Street in Portland as a trial run for moving its maritime history collection from its South Portland location. It eventually became apparent that the te...

  • Seminar series seeks to create more frugal lobster fishermen

    PORTLAND — Today's lobstermen are confronted with a vastly different lobster business than the one enjoyed by their fathers and grandfathers. Gone are the days of socking money away beneath the mattress, or hoping that wealth accumulated in a savings account will be enough to get...

  • State ready to begin widening Portland's Exit 7; activists want trail access

    PORTLAND — Widening of the northbound and southbound off ramps at Exit 7 of Interstate 295 should begin later this year, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Work on the ramps at Franklin Arterial is intended to relieve traffic jams at the heavily used exit, MDOT p...

  • Portland police say man had rifle behind school

    PORTLAND — A police officer making his normal rounds at Portland High School Monday morning came across a man who was allegedly loading a high power rifle in the alley behind the downtown school. Officer Steve Black, a resource officer at the high school, was in Freshman Alley aro...