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News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

Gov. Paul LePage looks on as protesters chant during a student-organized town hall at the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus.

‘All lives matter,’ LePage tells protesters at USM

By Jake Bleiberg on April 19, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage calmly weathered a torrent of disruptions during a student-organized town hall at USM.
Former U.S. Attorney and Superior Court Justice Thomas Delahanty.

Prosecutor ousted by Trump reflects on how Maine crime has changed

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“When I started, possession of marijuana, no matter the amount, was a felony,” Thomas E. Delahanty II, 71, of Falmouth said recently.
The University of Maine plays the University of North Dakota at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine in 2015. The University of Maine has submitted a bid to make the venue a future site of the NCAA hockey regional tournament.

NCAA announces hockey regional sites; UMaine bid unaffected

By Larry Mahoney on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The bid submitted by the University of Maine and the Maine Sports Commission for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 regionals have not yet been addressed.

Opening: Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society

By Katie Worthing on April 18, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.
Rep. Adam Goode, D-Bangor.

Maine ethics watchdog: Tighten lobbying limits for ex-legislators

By Michael Shepherd on April 18, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission wants to boost a law passed in 2013 that mandated a year-long “cooling-off period” for former lawmakers entering the lobby.
South Portland High School sophomore Max Saffer-Meng works on homework at his home in South Portland.

Maine families worry that new grading system will harm college chances

By Robbie Feinberg on April 18, 2017, at 4:19 p.m.
Some schools have swapped out the traditional grades of A’s, B’s and C’s with 1’s, 2’s and 3’s, and some parents are concerned that could affect their kid’s chances of getting into college.
Gov. Paul LePage, right, discusses his education proposals during an April 18, 2017 press conference at the State House in Augusta while Maine Education Commissioner Robert Hasson looks on.

LePage intensifies push to cut the number of Maine school superintendents

By Michael Shepherd on April 18, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
Cutting administrative costs at Maine schools was one of the core topics during a lengthy news conference on education funding Tuesday at the State House.

Pathways by Jeff Woodbury

By Jessica McCarthy on April 18, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
Pamela Laskey's Maine Foodie Tours was named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman Owned Small Business of the Year for Maine.

Maine Foodie Tours founder named top woman-owned business in state

By Kathleen Pierce on April 18, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
“I thought I will tell the story of these entrepreneurs, let them thrive and help them grow their business.”

Examining Fake News with David Brancaccio, host of Marketplace Morning Report

By Lydia Swann on April 18, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
A sign for the U.S. Customs and Immigration Otay Mesa Detention facility is shown in Otay Mesa, California, U.S., March 28, 2017.

What we can learn from Trump’s early immigration arrest numbers

By Jake Bleiberg on April 18, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
Arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records tripled from the same interval last year in New England.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a Our Revolution rally in Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 2017.

Perez-Sanders tour kicks off amid progressive skepticism

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on April 18, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
Portland, the bluest dot in a state that has trended Republican in recent years, is the launchpad for a weeklong Sanders/Perez campaign tour.
Bernie Sanders

Perez-Sanders tour kicks off in Maine amid progressive skepticism

By David Weigel, Washington Post on April 17, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
“The only way Perez would be safe to come to Maine is to have Bernie by his side. Otherwise, progressives in this state would tear him apart.”

Scarborough man, North Yarmouth woman top Maine finishers at Boston Marathon

By Larry Mahoney on April 17, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
It was the second straight year Scarborough’s Chris Harmon led the Maine contingent across the finish line.

Maine Playwrights Festival Dramatic Readings

By Michael Levine on April 17, 2017, at 12:55 p.m.
Police say a car crashed through the front of a building on Broadway in South Portland.

19-year-old crashes car into South Portland building

By CBS 13 on April 17, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
Police said the 19-year-old male driver was the only person in the vehicle.

Maine Playwrights Festival

By Michael Levine on April 17, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
Joseph Redman (right) inspects the work of his full-time tailor Paul Loven in the basement of Joseph's.

For 43 years this merchant has been turning Portland’s men into stylish gents

By Kathleen Pierce on April 17, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Portland native Joseph Redman has been selling upscale men’s duds for 43 years out of his trendy Fore Street storefront that is as much a Portland landmark as Harbor Fish Market.

Hot Sunday shattered Portland’s record high set 41 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
A delayed sea breeze and westerly winds created a warm pocket in the city on Sunday that allowed temperatures to rise to record levels — a whopping 86 degrees.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”