11:55 AM

New Nova Star ferry arriving in Portland Harbor

The ferry will dock at the Ocean Gateway passenger terminal after its first crossing from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

1:00 AM

High school baseball preview: Kyle Heath hopes to lead Westbrook to a repeat baseball title

He decided in seventh grade to become a catcher. Two years later he was a varsity starter and now is the state champs' leader.

Baseball preview: 10 teams to watch
Baseball preview: 25 players to watch

11:19 AM

Portland panel backs plastic foam container ban

But a decision on imposing a plastic grocery bags fee is delayed. The issue now goes back to the City Council.

1:00 AM

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

1:00 AM

This Week in GO

Reasons to celebrate Record Store Day / Q&A with Mike Mills of R.E.M. / Signs of change in Maine Deaf Film Festival / Movie review: 'Transcendence' / USM presents the English premiere of 'In the Underworld' / Classes and workshops teach lots of fun new things to do

Free concerts give Record Store Day a lively spin
R.E.M. release and Mike Mills visit add excitement to Record Store Day

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Historic photos from the Portland Evening Express, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram

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6:05 AM

UMaine System administrator received $40,000 raise

The chancellor agrees others may object in this time of deep cuts, but he wanted to keep the system’s top financial officer from leaving.

8:11 AM

Police chief asserts Windham man waved gun before fatal shooting

That contradicts the account of Stephen McKenney’s wife. Video from police cruisers may show what happened.
Deadly force: Police & The Mentally Ill
Windham man killed by police had shown no distress to outside world

11:40 AM

LePage: Welfare program out of compliance, Maine on hook for $7 million

An advocacy group says the governor’s claim is based on a work participation rate from 2011 and that his reforms would not have helped.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates

10:59 AM

Interactive map: Track progress of Nova Star ferry's trip to Portland

The new Nova Star ferry is due to arrive at the Ocean Gateway passenger terminal at noon. On this interactive map, the Nova Star is represented by a blue arrow pointing to Portland.
Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views

Art collective finds affordable home in Portland

The collective Running With Scissors meets its goals with a larger, well-equipped building that provides workspace for about 75 artists.

10:21 AM

Maine bill to hold OUI offenders more accountable approved

The measure allows prosecutors to consider a drunk driver’s lifetime felony offenses, rather than being limited to looking back 10 years.

9:24 AM

Maine's coldest temperatures for April 17, 2014: ColdTrac

Several locations broke records for low temperatures this morning, including Portland, which dipped to 23 degrees.

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9:24 AM

Two dogs dumped at Maine shelter after face time with porcupine

A Great Dane and a terrier were cold, in pain and 'very, very not happy little dogs,' says the operations manager at the Humane Society Waterville Area.

WMTW-TV to move offices from downtown Portland to Westbrook

Officials hope to combine the station’s two facilities after it leaves the Time and Temp building it has inhabited for 15 years.

11:19 AM

Portland panel backs plastic foam container ban

But a decision on imposing a plastic grocery bags fee is delayed. The issue now goes back to the City Council.

After ‘end of the world’ explosion, Lac-Megantic aims to rebuild

The total cost for rebuilding the broken village could total $2.7 billion over the next decade. Cleaning up the contaminated land, sewer system and bodies of water will cost another $200 million.
Maine's planning 'gap' could be disastrous in Quebec-type rail emergency

Poll shows LePage, Michaud in virtual tie in Maine race for governor

The survey gives the governor a slight lead -- his first in public poll -- but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.

Life & Culture

This Week in GO

Reasons to celebrate Record Store Day / Q&A with Mike Mills of R.E.M. / Signs of change in Maine Deaf Film Festival / Movie review: 'Transcendence' / USM presents the English premi ...

Sports from the Press Herald

High school baseball preview: Kyle Heath hopes to lead Westbrook to a repeat baseball title

He decided in seventh grade to become a catcher. Two years later he was a varsity starter and now is the state champs' leader.

Opinion

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

Nation & World

Avatar joins high-tech child porn battle

The Internet makes abuses a lot easier for pedophiles, but others are using it to combat a global problem.

Today's poll: $40,000 raise

Do you agree with University of Maine System Chancellor James Page's decision to give Vice Chancellor and Treasurer Rebecca Wyke a $40,000 raise?

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