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Portland P.D. hires recruitment officer to combat staffing shortages


In a move that’s intended to boost its ongoing recruitment efforts, the Portland Police Department has assigned Officer Kate Phelan to be its new recruitment officer.

Improvements sought for South Portland's working waterfront

A visioning process is underway for improvements to South Portland's public pier, used by commercial fishermen and the general public.

Immigrant Welcome Center to double its space

Maureen Milliken |

The hub for immigrant resources is adding the fourth floor at 24 Preble St. in Portland to its first-floor quarters, for more than 7,900 square feet, an expansion that will allow a digital language...

'Layered' Foden Road sale ends up win-win for owners

Maureen Milliken |

Two long-time tenants at 35 Foden Road in South Portland are now owners in a commercial condominium deal that had a lot of moving parts.

Popular Higgins Beach Market in Scarborough sells for $645K

Laurie Schreiber |

Higgins Beach Market — a seasonal roadside stop at 82 Spurwink Road in Scarborough that attracts beachgoers and locals alike — has been sold to Morgan and Elsa Schafer for $645,000.

South Portland looks at redeveloping pier

South Portland is looking at ways to improve the Portland State Pier to better accommodate commercial fishermen and expand their reach to include the fast-growing aquaculture market.

Yarmouth Main Street development moves forward

Maureen Milliken |

A plan to develop two historic buildings owned by North Yarmouth Academy moved a step closer to reality Wednesday night when the planning board gave preliminary approval to a contact zone allowing...

South Portlanders petition to stop short-term rent restrictions

The city of South Portland has received a petition to reverse measures to restrict short-term rentals, approved last month by the city council.

Yarmouth's Brickyard Hollow Brewing on track to open in spring or early summer

Maureen Milliken |

The brew pub at the site of a former dry-cleaning building on the corner of Main and Cleaves streets will be the town's first craft brewery, and the recently named head brewer is excited about...

Northland Enterprises Bayside development continues to grow

Maureen Milliken |

The company bought the former Century Tire property, along with some other buildlings, in the Portland neighbhorhood in 2015 and is seeing the results.