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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 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 ...

  • Portland City Council expected to seek budget cuts of $275K

    Police, fire chiefs say they can cope with job cuts PORTLAND — In an effort to keep property taxes at current levels, the City Council will look for nearly $275,000 in cuts to the proposed fiscal year 2010 municipal budget. The council Finance Committee met Tue...

  • Portland Charter Commission election likely to stand alone

    Cost to city: $20K

  • Chickens: The ultimate spring accessory

    Classes, orders for chickens fill up PORTLAND — Paris Farmers Union will receive 800 live chickens next month, and some of them may end up in a backyard near you. "We've seen a great increase in orders for chickens," said Clint Farnham, manager of...

  • Maine Festival of the Book returns April 2 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The third annual Maine Festival of the Book will bring book enthusiasts together for four days of literary celebration beginning Thursday, April 2. The free event is presented by the non-profit Maine Reads, chaired by first lady Karen M. Baldacci and will include daily ...