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The Portland Press Herald | October 19, 2018
After losing his job as a kicker last year, the sophomore has made game-winning field goals in each of the Black Bears' last two victories.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Sharon and Julio Carrillo have pleaded not guilty to charges of depraved indifference murder.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
'With marijuana impairment, we’re just now starting to understand what we don’t know,' said David Harkey, president of the Insurance Institute.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Deputy Chief Kevin Lully said classes will continue as normal and there will be no additional police presence at the school.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Reed and Reed, from Woolwich, will start work on a three-year construction project in November.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Surveillance camera shows images of the suspect Monday at the scene of a self-storage building fire on Neck Road.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
The Portland hospital is trying to raise $20 million to move from its current location on State Street to a site on Fore River Parkway.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Residents actually have until October 2020 to either obtain a Real ID driver's license or passport to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings, the Maine Secretary of State's Office says.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
His estimated $20 billion could be spent down to accelerate the programs he believed in, or invested so his foundation could live on indefinitely, but right now it's unclear.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
The power company will drill under the scenic canyon instead of stringing power lines overhead, in a concession to opponents of the 145-mile transmission line project.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
In many cases when it's cold producers must get power from plants that burn coal and oil and many of those are being taken out of service.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
As political action committee advertising ramps up, so do complaints about untruthful or misleading claims.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Financial incentives and new programs are among the lures for increasing enrollment.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Freda Rowell, 93, died Sunday in a Lewiston hospital with family members close by.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Bay Ferries will move its Portland operations to Bar Harbor as part of the lease agreement.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
In an interview with C-Span, the Maine governor says his health now is 'excellent. If it was any better it would be illegal.'
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Jason Levesque wants the city and the state to lengthen the school day and focus on training for specific trades.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
More than 70 signed up to speak at the hearing and most who testified in in the first three hours voiced concerns about the impact the project would have on the environment and tourism.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
While Janet Mills, Shawn Moody, Alan Caron and Terry Hayes differed on a statewide teacher contract and welfare reforms, they agreed on many topics and the only testy exchange came when Moody and Mills sparred over their tax returns.
The Portland Press Herald | October 18, 2018
Earland and Freda Rowell ran Rowell's General Store with the good of the community they served from the 1950s in mind.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
The letter sent to Susan Collins' Bangor home also claimed to contain a deadly poison.
The West End News | October 17, 2018
CONGRESS SQUARE PARK Community Investment in Action By Dela Murphy, Executive Director Friends of Congress Square Park Our public gathering spaces invite people to linger, enjoy shared experiences, bond, and collaborate across those invisible lines of division such as income, politics, or ethnicity....
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
The mill property remains for sale for $2.5 million and the owners are hoping the removal of the machine will entice a buyer.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
The report says hydropower from Quebec would merely be redirected to a new U.S. market and will not affect emission reductions regionally, a claim Hydro-Quebec refutes.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
A divided town council votes to approve a severance package worth $175,000 to Tony Plante, who had held the job since 1996.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
A defendant's wife and United Parcel Service are now included in the case involving a partner in Sea Salt who's accused of pocketing as much as $2 million with a co-conspirator.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
The governor often clashed with land-protection groups over Land for Maine's Future funding, delayed some projects.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Maine's foreign-born residents, including naturalized citizens who plan to vote, are following the election closely to find a successor to Paul LePage who will be more supportive of their interests.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
New requests are put on hold as Portland confronts fast growth and hits 'the pause button on new non-owner-occupied' units.
The West End News | October 17, 2018
A big evening of great puppets, stilt walkers, music and drums, belly dancers, and wild creative costumes… On Wednesday, October 31st, the 36th Annual West End Halloween Parade will start gathering at 5:30 p.m. at the Reiche School playground (166 Brackett Street). New this year, the parade will b...
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Hamdia Ahmed said she was admonished by an employee for speaking her native Somali as she waited in a drive-through lane, but that the franchise owner apologized Wednesday and lifted the no-trespass order.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Authorities say 28-year-old Kenneth John Dubuc also has ties to the Scarborough area.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Officers in New Hampshire also are participating in a fundraiser to support centers in both states.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
The facility had its certification revoked in 2014, losing approximately $20 million in federal reimbursement money annually.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Republican Mark Holbrook, independent Martin Grohman and incumbent Democrat Chellie Pingree appeared in the first of three broadcast debates.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
The Wednesday afternoon crash closes Chadbourne Road while crews clean up the scene.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Real estate experts weigh in on office developments and their effect on parking.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Dr. Susan Feiner had offered students a 'pop-up' course for college credit if they hopped a bus to Washington, D.C., to urge Sen. Collins to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
Gusts could reach 45 mph in northern and eastern Maine, and a wind advisory is in effect for the entire state Thursday.
The Portland Press Herald | October 17, 2018
After the state's switch to the Spillman computer-aided dispatch program, the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office and the Gardiner Police Department face the decision of buying it or seeking dispatch service elsewhere.
The West End News | October 17, 2018
Every Month PelotonLabs founder Liz Trice interviews a Peloton member for the West End News. This month Liz caught up with Krisanne Baker, an ecoartist and water activist whose show “No Blue, No Green” will be displayed at Peloton starting with the First Friday Art Opening in October through the...
The West End News | October 17, 2018
By Claudia Heise, MD The changing of seasons brings with it a dazzling array of fall colors, the sounds of children on playgrounds at recess, the aromas of fireplaces and leaves, the flavors of pumpkin spice, and the cozy fall flannels that make letting go of summer a little more pleasant. Unfortuna...
The West End News | October 17, 2018
The Health Benefits of Being Kind By Gwen Fraser, Administrative Assistant, Seventy-Five State Street From personal experience, everyone knows that acts of kindness have a positive impact on both the giver and the receiver. Whether it’s offering a smile to a stranger or bringing a friend a cup of ...
The West End News | October 17, 2018
  By Mary Alice Scott, PBL Executive Director On October 4th, Portland Buy Local (PBL) celebrated the local business community at its annual “Indie Biz Awards.” Each year, we honor the local, independent businesses that give Portland its unique character, and make this city a great place to...
The West End News | October 16, 2018
By Cameron Autry A new public private partnership has landed Portland on the forefront of the emerging market of self-driving cars. The state’s largest city will be one of seven participants in a pilot program with INRIX, a Kirkland, Washington based company specializing in vehicle automation tech...
The West End News | October 16, 2018
Every month PelotonLabs founder Liz Trice catches up with a Peloton member. This month Ben Taylor is covering for her, interviewing Katherine Soverel, Executive Director of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association. Tell me about your background. I’m originally a Mainer, growing up on a farm in...
The West End News | October 16, 2018
OCTOBER FEATURED NONPROFIT Portland Trails holds 19th annual Trail to Ale 10k This month, Portland’s nonprofit land trust kicks off the 19th Annual Trail to Ale 10k Race and Walk on Sunday, September 16th. Over 1,500 runners and walkers are expected at the Eastern Promenade to support the trails m...
The West End News | October 16, 2018
By Mary Alice Scott, PBL Executive Director Local, independent businesses make Portland an interesting, attractive, and unique place to live and visit. So Portland Buy Local is celebrating their efforts once again at the 11th annual Indie Biz Awards on October 4th! We received hundreds of nomination...
The West End News | October 16, 2018
By Tom Landry Sale prices for multi-family buildings in Greater Portland are way up. I recently compared prices from the first half of 2018 to 2017 and found South Portland multi-family sales were up 18%, Westbrook 24%, and Portland a whopping 25%. So, what is going on and what are some of the reaso...
The Portland Press Herald | October 16, 2018
Business groups say the economic benefits of the 145-mile project outweigh objections.