Stories about Portland

News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

 

Case at Portland private school among statewide whooping cough surge

By Jake Bleiberg on May 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
During the 2015-2016 school year, 77 percent of Breakwater kindergarten students were vaccinated against the disease, compared to a statewide total of 96 percent.

Portland police search for man who allegedly assaulted teen

By CBS 13 on May 26, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
He’s described as a white man, with short blonde hair, clean shaven, around six feet tall and around 20-years-old.
Governor Paul LePage

LePage commutes 17 prisoner sentences

By Jake Bleiberg on May 26, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.
On Friday afternoon, LePage commuted the sentences of 17 prisoners who the Department of Corrections deemed to be “lower-risk offenders,” according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Hospice Of Southern Maine Votes to Unionize

By Vanessa Sylvester on May 25, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.

Fuel for SucceXX – Women-led Businesses

By Verrill Dana on May 25, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
Bryan Roche Joins Fluent IMC as Public Relations & Digital Strategist

Bryan Roche Joins Fluent IMC as Public Relations & Digital Strategist

By Marnie Grumbach on May 25, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.

Sunday One-Day Workshop: Resonate with Color

By Artascope at bec on May 25, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.

Paddle ’round Portland: Royal River

By Troy R. Bennett on May 25, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
Maine's biggest cheesemaker will revitalize the former Grants Dairy plant, at 1 Milk Street in Bangor, as part of a $4.5 million plan to bring as many as 50 jobs to Bangor. Pineland Farms Inc. will consolidate its cheese production operations in New Gloucester and Mars Hill at the former processing and bottling plant.

Portland foundation to reopen shuttered Bangor milk processing plant closed in 2013

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
Pineland Farms Inc. will take over the former Grants Dairy plant as part of a plan to bring as many as 50 jobs to Bangor.

Gorham man, 25, faces charge of attempt to commit murder

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
A man accused of firing a gun at police and then fleeing into the woods is behind bars.

Free Paddling Technique Demonstrations with L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School

By Bill Yeo on May 24, 2017, at 2:14 p.m.
A protester is led away by police during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, July 15, 2016.

Judge won’t reinstate charges against Portland Black Lives Matter protesters

By Jake Bleiberg on May 24, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
A judge has blocked state prosecutors’ efforts to reinstate criminal charges against 17 Black Lives Matter protesters who were arrested in Portland last summer and ordered the protesters and Portland police to try again at talking through their differences in a so-called “restorative justice” session.

“Family-Friendly Hikes in Maine”

By Erich Herbert on May 24, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.

L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival

By Bill Yeo on May 24, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
Over 100+ people gather on St. Annes lawn to publicly pray the rosary for Maine and America in Gorham ME

100+ Attend Public Rosary Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Fatima

By Mark Johnson on May 24, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
Ignition Awards

Vote Now! Ignition Awards Set for Thompson’s Point, June 29

By PROPEL Portland on May 23, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
ANALYSIS
A woman cycles by the statue of Joshua Chamberlain in front of the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick.

How Joshua Chamberlain’s ghost struck down ranked-choice voting

By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
The ghost of election chaos past, quelled by former governor and civil war hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, figured prominently into the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s unanimous opinion that ranked-choice voting conflicts with the state constitution.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Judge to review media recordings related to 1989 murder case

By Jake Bleiberg on May 23, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
Sanborn himself also is expected to testify “to the unequivocal fact of his actual innocence,” according to the court document.

An Entertaining Taste of OceanView

By Broadreach Public Relations on May 23, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
Fuquan Wilson

NYC man sentenced to 10 years for Biddeford manslaughter

By CBS 13 on May 23, 2017, at 8:20 a.m.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in March.