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If I Built a House

Children’s Hour: Story & Craft for Kids

By Joyce Mongeau on July 21, 2017, at 4:42 p.m.
A refugee camp is seen in Mosul, Iraq on July 17, 2017.

Due to Trump actions, Maine to see fewest refugees resettled in 7 years

By Jake Bleiberg on July 21, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
Catholic Charities of Maine had planned to help resettle 685 refugees from around the world by the end of September, but now expects about 350 to have arrived by the close of that month.

Snowlion Repertory Company seeking three actors for 2018 season

on July 21, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.

OceanView at Falmouth’s Annual Open House

By Broadreach Public Relations on July 21, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom in April as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Judge delays hearing on contested murder conviction until October

By Jake Bleiberg on July 21, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
Justice Joyce Wheeler ordered Anthony Sanborn’s post-conviction review postponed until Oct. 10.

Shakespeare’s Garden of Verse at Victoria Mansion

By Victoria Levesque on July 21, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
Susan Briggs holds the last photo ever taken of her stepdaughter, Jessica, during an interview with CBS 13's Jon Chrisos.

Victim’s stepmother says judge should step down in decades-old murder case

By Seth Koenig on July 21, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
A hearing could throw out the 25-year-old murder conviction of Anthony Sanborn Jr., the stepmother of the victim in that case is calling for the judge to step down.
Sebastian Kelley, 30, of Portland has been missing since June 17.

Police divers searching Maine river for ‘clues’ about missing Portland man

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 5:07 p.m.
Portland police have described Sebastian Kelley as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and a neck tattoo which reads “Willow Grace.”
North Yarmouth native Ben True crosses the finish line to win the 2016 Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth. True will return to defend his title on Aug. 5.

North Yarmouth native returning to defend Beach to Beacon 10K title

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 20, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
Ben True made history last summer in becoming the first American man to win the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

Children’s Book Illustrator Jeannie Brett to Teach Nature and Animal Drawing

By Dean Lunt on July 20, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.

Islandport Press joins the “Book Fairy” to Promote Summer Literacy

By Dean Lunt on July 20, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.

Greater Portland Landmarks Summer Tours

By Shawn Hunt on July 20, 2017, at 12:47 p.m.
Mayor Ethan Strimling speaks to reporters after giving his State of the City address in Portland on Monday night.

Portland mayor wants to require developers to include more low-income housing

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
Mayor Ethan Strimling wants to require developers in the city to include more low-income housing in their projects.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Staff shortages plague ‘dumping ground’ for youth with mental illness

By Jake Bleiberg on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Young people with mental illnesses are frequently sent to Long Creek because there is a dearth of secure, mental health treatment facilities in Maine.

Man guilty in two Portland shootings gets 10 years for illegal firearm

By Jake Bleiberg on July 19, 2017, at 6:01 p.m.
As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, Moses Okot agreed to the maximum 10-year sentence plus three years of supervised release.
POLL QUESTION
Portland Community Health Center medical assistant Shelby Heggeman (right) prepares a vaccination in a 2015 photo.

Parents of Maine kids refusing vaccines as measles, whooping cough cases increase

By Jackie Farwell on July 19, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
“If a certain number of newborns get pertussis, then we’re going to see some infant deaths, which is horrifying to say, but it is the reality.”

Catholic Women’s Prayer Breakfast set for Sept. 9 in Portland

on July 19, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.
Salim Aymen Salim, 18, was born in Mosul, Iraq, and came to Portland when he was 10. Now a student at Bowdoin College, he's watched as Iraqi forces fought to liberate Mosul from Islamic extremists, but wonders whether the "corrupt" government now in place will actually begin rebuilding anytime soon.

Portland teen from Iraq feared for family’s safety during ISIS occupation of Mosul

By Beth Brogan on July 19, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
Salim Aymen Salim was 10 years old in 2008 when he left Iraq as a refugee.

Navigating Life As A Muslim Girl in Maine

By Nancy Walker on July 19, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.

Children’s Hour: Story & Craft for Kids

By Joyce Mongeau on July 19, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.