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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 school budget passes by 4-1 margin; turnout disappoints

    PORTLAND — More than 80 percent of voters on Tuesday supported the $91.3 million school budget, which will take effect July 1. School leaders interpreted the 1,704 to 398 vote – a 4-1 margin – as a sign the public is regaining trust in the School Committee, following several y...

  • Portland Police Beat: May 12

    5/5 at 12:49 p.m. Mark Lyon, 55, of Portland, was arrested by Officer James Keddy on a charge of theft. 5/5 at 5:17 p.m. Brent Hood, 23, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Daniel Knight on a charge of receiving stolen property.

  • Temporary bridge to preserve pedestrian, bike access during Veranda Street closure in Portland

    PORTLAND — A temporary bridge will be built to preserve pedestrian and bicycle access between Martin's Point and Washington Avenue when the Veranda Street bridge is closed in June. Jim Wentworth, project manager of the Maine Department of Transportation, said the bridge will be cl...

  • Downtown Portland hotel has new owners

    PORTLAND — The Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street has a new owner. Bangor-based Lafayette Hotels announced May 11 that it had acquired the hotel from Harper Hotels of Vermont. The hotel, which opened in 1973 and is Maine's largest, has been approved by InterContin...

  • Lawsuit returns against owners of State Theater in Portland

    PORTLAND — An attorney for a former State Theater tenant said a lawsuit between his client and the owner of the theater is gaining momentum. Attorney Dan Skolnik said this week that the 3-year-old suit, which has been dormant since 2007 – along with the theater – has come bac...

  • Portland gets additional $570K in community development funds; budget set for May 18 hearing

    PORTLAND – The City Council on May 18 will decide how to allocate $570,000 in federal stimulus funding earmarked for community development projects. At the May 18 meeting, the council is also scheduled to have a final hearing and vote on a proposed $189 million city budget that wo...

  • Artist, local painters finalizing details for South Portland tank art project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jaime Gili's artwork revolves around three central elements: color, speed and repetition. At times, those elements come together in a figurative sense, as in a gallery. ...

  • Salvation Army gets back-up from Portland businesses

    PORTLAND — The Salvation Army usually conjures images of holiday-time bell ringers or volunteers distributing blankets to victims of fires or other disasters. This week, a local advertising agency has teamed up with at least 50 local businesses to come to the Salvation Army's aid...