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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 leases old ferry terminal to state

    PORTLAND — The Maine Port Authority will take over operations at the city-owned International Marine Terminal, following approval Monday of a lease agreement by the City Council. The initial lease to the MPA is three years. The authority is expected to concentrate on capital impro...

  • Task force rejects Portland chain store restrictions

    PORTLAND — The task force created to research and recommend a course of action for the city on regulation of chain stores and franchise restaurants voted April 23 against imposing any restrictions. The Business Diversity Task Force rejected two proposals that would have placed the...

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Portland crews hold snow plow rodeo

    PORTLAND — The city's snow plow crews will go head to head April 23, to see who can manuever their plow trucks best. The competition consists of races through obstacle courses where drivers will have to dodge mailboxes, cars and other obstructions. They will also be challenged to ...

  • Maine Red Claws dancers wanted

    PORTLAND — Want to be a dancer at the Maine Red Claws games starting this fall? You've got a month and a half to get your moves down. The Red Claws, an NBA D-League team that will play home games at the Portland Expo Building, is looking for a dance team to perform at home games a...

  • Audit 'first big step' to cutting Portland energy costs, emissions

    PORTLAND — Experts are currently conducting energy audits of more than 50 city and school buildings with the goal of reducing Portland's carbon footprint and energy costs. Solid Waste Manager Troy Moon, who is overseeing the project, said auditors from Massachusetts-based Ameresc...

  • Portland Arrests

    4/12 at 9:32 p.m. Jonathan Hopkins, 36, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Andjelko Napijalo on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/12 Paul Thoits, 38, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Jacob Titcomb on charges of assault and operating after suspension.