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  • Top chef: Portland's Rob Evans wins regional Beard award

    PORTLAND — The guy in the kitchen at 88 Middle St. is officially the top chef in the Northeast. Rob Evans of Hugo's was awarded the James Beard Foundation's best chef award Monday night at a ceremony in New York City. The northeast region includes New England and upstate New York....

  • Craig takes reins at Portland Police Department

    PORTLAND — New Police Chief James Craig said he wants to do a lot quickly, both within the Police Department and in the community. On his first day as the city's top cop, though, Craig's goal Monday was to meet as many of his officers and staff as possible, aware it may take a whi...

  • Portland's St. Louis Church honors founders

    PORTLAND — St. Louis Catholic Church in the West End is holding a dedication ceremony this weekend in honor of the Polish immigrants that built the church, both spiritually and physically. The church, which is still a predominantly Polish and immigrant congregation, raised money f...

  • Craig to be sworn in as Portland top cop

    PORTLAND — James Craig will be sworn in as the city's 18th police chief Friday, during a ceremony at City Hall. Craig was selected to become police chief in February by City Manager Joe Gray, and the City Council approved Gray's pick unanimously March 2. Craig is a 28-...

  • Religious freedom, zoning may clash again in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city could again find itself tangled in a question of religious freedom, after ruling that a Washington Avenue building does not meet zoning requirements to be a Muslim house of worship. But the purpose of the building at 978 Washington Ave., which the city believes...

  • Portland may get designated, free parking for mopeds, motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city may add 31 free parking spaces for motorcycles or mopeds on the peninsula. The change is aimed at encouraging two-wheeled transportation, and to open up regular parking spots for cars. The City Council Transportation Committee was scheduled to review the new p...

  • Portland seeks input on future of Franklin Arterial

    PORTLAND — Redesign of the major corridor that slices across the city's peninsula will be the subject of a community workshop on Wednesday, April 29. The Franklin Street Arterial Study Committee is looking for ideas from the public about how the arterial should be redesigned to be... 4

  • Electrical issue caused Falmouth fire

    FALMOUTH — The state fire marshal determined Wednesday morning that a house fire Tuesday afternoon was caused by an electrical problem. Falmouth Fire Chief Howard Rice Jr. said the fire started under the basement stairs of the 130-year-old farmhouse at 206 Gray Road. The fir...

  • Portland Charter Commission election likely to stand alone

    Cost to city: $20K

  • 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....