Stories about Portland

News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

Sarah Diment, owner of The Beachmere Inn, is stepping in as a housekeeper because she can't find enough people to work at her inn. Labor shortages are plaguing the hospitality industry in Maine.

With tourist season around the corner, Maine’s hospitality industry is facing a crisis

By Kathleen Pierce on April 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
As the summer of 2017 approaches, a perfect storm for the seasonal hospitality industry is gathering over Vacationland.
Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue in Portland. The store's former owners were charged with welfare fraud.

Brothers charged in alleged Portland grocery welfare fraud

By Jake Bleiberg on April 25, 2017, at 6:59 p.m.
Brothers who owned and worked at a Portland grocery have been charged with running a welfare fraud out the store that may have cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

E2Tech Forum: Energy Storage & Microgrids- Innovation in the Electricity Sector

By Jeff Marks on April 25, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.

Tyson Foods intends to buy owner of Portland Barber Foods plant

By Jake Bleiberg on April 25, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
Tyson Foods will seek to buy the company which includes the former Barber Foods plant in Portland for $4.2 billion.

Free Shredding Event in South Portland Saturday May 20th

By Broadreach Public Relations on April 25, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.

Police search for driver who evaded them Monday night

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who ran away from police after crashing his pickup during a chase late Monday night.
Jeremy Link

Coach accused of sexual abuse of a minor

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Prosecutors said he had been hired to coach the girl in tumbling and cheer.

Portland City Council sends choice of two school bonds to voters

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Many city councilors called this a compromise in order to get something on the ballot.

Woman, 75, dies in Gorham crash

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2017, at 7:26 a.m.
The crash is under investigation.
Cindy McVicar, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested Friday, April 21 for allegedly hindering the investigation into the Easter slaying of Terrance Durel, who was shot near 125 Ohio St.

Lincoln woman drove Bangor murder fugitive to Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 24, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said McVicar was charged with a felony because she “misled officers” about her drive to Portland and her whereabouts once there.

Congregate, 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition

By Nancy Walker on April 24, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.

VRAGE: The Virtual Reality Art Gallery Experience

By Nancy Walker on April 24, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.

Muslim Portlander says former boss taunted her with pork before firing her

By Jake Bleiberg on April 24, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A Portland woman claims she was harassed by fellow employees and ultimately fired from her job at Aaron’s because she is Muslim.

Sweetser Career Fair

By Susan Pierter on April 24, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.

From left to right: Bob Quentin, SBSI President, CFO & Treasurer; Scott Lindsay, Owner of the John D. Carroll Block; Tammy Tracy, SBSI Portland Banking Office Supervisor; Mike Jean, SBSI Vice President & Business Loan Officer; Quincy Hentzel, Interim President of Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Ethan Strimling; Kevin Savage, SBSI CEO.

Portland home to Saco & Biddeford Savings’ first Business Banking Office

By Broadreach Public Relations on April 24, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.

Paul Grandmaison of Portland was arrested on Portland's Back Cove Trail after police said he stolen a bicycle on Forest Avenue and tried to flee from police.

Portland police arrest bicycle thief on Back Cove Trail

By CBS 13 on April 24, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.
Paul Grandmaison, 38, is being held without bail for violating his probation on a felony theft charge.

10th Annual Springtime Spectacular Variety Show

By Heather Lundin on April 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Maine marijuana activist Crash Barry hands out free weed in Portland's Monument Square on Thursday, 4/20.  He also gave away copies of his latest book "Marijuana Valley."

Portland mayor decries 4/20 marijuana giveaway

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on April 23, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
The mayor of Portland said he’s disappointed by a free pot giveaway in Monument Square that drew a long line of people and a cloud of smoke.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Civil rights charge filed against man accused of racial hate crime near Portland school

By Jake Bleiberg on April 21, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Before the incident allegedly became violent, he told the group of students — including ones originally from Mexico, Sudan and the Republic of Congo — that immigrants should go back to their own countries and die, according to the attorney general.