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University of Southern Maine ponders changing its name

In a letter sent to alumni on Wednesday, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings floated the idea of changing the university's name.

FAME approves financing for Thompson's Point project

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The board of Finance Authority of Maine approved a direct loan of $495,000 to Forefront Commons I LLC to help renovate a historic former rail building as part of a larger construction project at...

Redevelopment eyed for key property on Portland’s eastern waterfront

At its Aug. 14 meeting, the Portland Planning Board considered proposals for 100 Fore St., on the city’s eastern waterfront.

French-English preschool buys South Portland Montessori site

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La Petite Ecole has moved from Portland to Ocean Avenue, and it's Spring Street Portland townhouse is for sale.

Drifters Wife: From small wine shop to Bon Appetit's 2018 'Hot 10' List

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Orenda and Peter Hale have made it to Bon Appétit's “Hot 10” list as one of the best new restaurants in the United States. Their Drifters Wife restaurant, located at 59 Washington Ave. in...

Commission recommends that Portland buy Oat Nuts Park lots

Portland’s Land Bank Commission is recommending that the city buy nine lots in and around Oat Nuts Park near the Falmouth town line for $6,400.

Check out Portland Ship Yard’s new 300-ton travelift

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Portland Ship Yard owner Phineas Sprague is unveiling this afternoon a new 300 metric ton Marine Travelift that he’s named “Babe” in a nod to the legendary blue ox who was Paul...

Some think Portland’s proposed 200-bed homeless shelter is too big

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More than a dozen residents of the Portland neighborhood of Nason’s Corner told the Portland City Council they opposed a proposed 200-bed homeless shelter.

Import store owner snags industrial building in tight Portland market

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In Portland's tight market for industrial buildings, the owner of Asia West, an imported furnishings store, was able to secure the purchase of a 13,880-square-foot facility before it hit the market.

USM seeking design teams for 'transformational' arts center on Portland campus

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An anonymous $1 million gift will enable the University of Southern Maine to begin the selection process for an architectural/engineering team to design a new arts center on the Portland campus.

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