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News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

 
Lucas Houk (center) of Portland raises his arms to celebrate on Monday after being honored as the gold medalist in the Men's 5K Cross Country Freestyle event at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.

Maine athletes win big at Special Olympics World Winter Games

By Pete Warner on March 21, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
Lucas Houk of Portland earned a gold medal while competing for Team USA at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

E-commerce Forum

By MITC on March 21, 2017, at 2:49 p.m.
City Councilor Nicholas Mavodones present a plan to bond $32 million to renovate two Portland elementary schools and seek state funding for renovations at two others.

Portland council deadlocks over $64 million school bond after hours-long discussion

By Jake Bleiberg on March 21, 2017, at 6:47 a.m.
The failure to reach a final decision Tuesday is merely the latest in a long series of delays in addressing facilities needs at the the four elementary schools, which have not had major renovations since they were built 55 to 65 years ago.

Spring Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance

By Heather Lundin on March 20, 2017, at 8:53 p.m.

Spring Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen

By Heather Lundin on March 20, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage during a press conference at the State House.

LePage seeks to change rules on biomass bailout bill he signed

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 7:22 p.m.
LePage has asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission to change the rules for two biomass companies getting $13.4 million in taxpayer subsidies over two years.

Amazon will start charging sales tax for Maine shoppers, state officials say

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
The change will add 5.5 percent to the price of items sold through Amazon, and the decision follows similar moves in other states.
Student Quinn Coon works with a staff member in a makeshift teaching space at Harrison Lyseth Elementary School in Portland on Thursday. City government is considering funding renovations to Lyseth and other schools in the system.

What Portland’s school bond vote could mean for its residents

By Jake Bleiberg on March 20, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
Whether and how much money to borrow to renovate city schools has been the pivotal political issue in Portland over the last year.
Craft breweries are on the rise in all but one county in Maine.

When it comes to craft breweries in the U.S., Maine reigns supreme

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
For Maine, the rate of new breweries coming online beat the national average for five of the six years between 2010 and 2015.
Quick, gourmet lunch options attract crowds at Union restaurant in the Press Hotel.

Why Portland foodies are ditching dinner

By Kathleen Pierce on March 20, 2017, at 9:23 a.m.
Restless parents, twitchy telecommuters and gig workers are taking time out when the sun is high in the sky to indulge their palates. Lunch — the less rushed, more affordable meal out — has become the new dinner date.

The Portland mayor who got a boulevard named after him

By Troy R. Bennett on March 20, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
A thief made off with a large amount of jewelry after a burglary in the wee hours Friday morning at Khol

Thief makes off with jewelry after break-in at Kohl’s in Westbrook

Bangor Daily News on March 19, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
Surveillance footage captured images of a suspect who forced his or her way into the department store around 4:30 a.m. Friday and stole a large amount of jewelry.
Baroque Beauties

Sweetest in the Gale presents “Baroque Beauties”

By Oratorio Chorale on March 18, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.

Gorham police investigating shots fired on Sebago Lake Road

By Dawn Gagnon on March 17, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
Police received the first report at 11 p.m. on Thursday night from a resident whose home was damaged.

Preservation in Action: Homeowner Workshops

By Shawn Hunt on March 17, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
Concert promoter Alex Gray, seen here in 2013, has been charged with domestic violence.

Waterfront Concerts founder charged with domestic violence

By Jake Bleiberg on March 17, 2017, at 2:46 p.m.
Gray allegedly attacked his girlfriend of five years following an argument in which she tried to leave Gray’s Portland condominium where she lived for years.
Jacobus Baaws

Maine: The Way Life Is, art exhibition at Greenhut Galleries

By Peggy Golden on March 16, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.

Stroudwater Associates Relocates to Stroudwater Crossing in Portland

By Kimberly McCall on March 16, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
Rob Tod founded Allagash Brewing Co. 20 years ago in Portland. The brewery is nominated for a James Beard Award.

Portland’s Eventide Oyster, Allagash Brewery receive James Beard nominations

By Kathleen Pierce on March 15, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
This is the third nomination for popular Portland raw bar Eventide, famous for fried oyster buns and brown butter lobster rolls.

The Jayhawks at Port City Music Hall

By Alex Murphy on March 15, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.