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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 Charter Commission election likely to stand alone

    Cost to city: $20K

  • Legalize it, don't criticize it

    Jonathan Leavitt, executive director of the Maine Medical Marijuana Policy Initiative, stands in front of Empire Dine & Dance on Congress Street in Portland, where an April 20 fundraiser and public awareness event will be held to build support for a November referendum that would give patients a...

  • A Portland dream spins worldwide

    Record Store Day celebrates retail independence PORTLAND — In July 2007, Chris Brown was sitting in his Monument Square office when he got an idea to plan a one-day celebration of local, independent music stores. Brown, vice president of marketing and operatio...

  • After 5 years, Portland's Morrill's Corner project expected to begin

    PORTLAND — The city expects a developer to begin work by summer on the $20 million first phase of the Morrill's Crossing project. Penny Littell, director of the city's Planning and Urban Development Department, said she expects Packard Development to obtain a building permit soon....

  • Portland schools on track for $700K budget surplus

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will receive a third-quarter finance report that predicts at least a $700,000 surplus at end of the fiscal year.  Also, in a workshop following its meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the committee will hold preliminary discussions about creating two ...

  • Waynflete meets with residents to discuss Portland school's future

    Neighborhood group seeks to stop campus expansion PORTLAND — More than 100 residents – most with homes on the Western Promenade – gathered at a neighborhood church Monday evening to discuss the possible expansion of the Waynflete School campus. Waynflete,...

  • Portland Hall developer trades parking for park

    Deering Street change removes preservation concerns PORTLAND —  Plans to turn the former college dorm at 645 Congress St. into apartments have been altered in response to concerns from neighbors and historic preservation officials. Greg Shinberg, a partner in ...

  • Charges dropped against 2 former DHS coaches

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County district attorney's office dropped charges last month against two former Deering High School assistant baseball coaches who were accused of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. Communications Director Tamara Getchell of the DA's offic...