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Michael Kelley has been professionally working in the newspaper industry since 2006 writing about municipal news, education news, environmental news, sports and other human interest topics. He has covered the communities of Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Portland, South Portland and Westbrook for several weekly newspapers. His work has appeared in magazines, daily newspapers and weekly newspapers throughout Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

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  • Published
    March 31, 2020

    Portland Police Logs: March 21-28

    Arrests 3/21 at 4 a.m. Samuel M. Maclearn, 40, address unlisted on Oxford Street on a charge of criminal trespass. 3/21 at noon. Michael W. Lewis, 50, of Portland, on Oxford Street on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 3/21 at 1 p.m. Peter Richardson, 58, of Portland, on Bramhall Street on a […]

  • Published
    March 31, 2020

    City, school budget discussions put on hold

    The Portland City Council and school board will wait for the coronavirus health crisis to ebb before restarting the budget process.

  • Published
    March 31, 2020

    Longtime Casco Bay science educator retires

    Mary Cerullo ‘set the standard for science communication’ at Friends of Casco Bay.

  • Published
    March 31, 2020

    Maine Bicentennial: Portland

    In commemoration of Maine’s bicentennial this year, The Forecaster is featuring historical highlights from our communities’ past 200 years, in print and online every other week.

  • Published
    March 30, 2020

    Local chambers of commerce launch Pay It Forward Maine

    PORTLAND — As businesses and employers try to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and other chambers of commerce across the state have launched Pay It Forward Maine. “In this unprecedented time, we know everyone is feeling the financial impact, especially our small businesses–who make up 99% of our […]

  • Published
    March 30, 2020

    County Emergency Management Agency seeks personal protective equipment

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency is seeking new, unopened boxes of personal protective equipment for emergency medical technicians, firefighters and law enforcement officers responding to COVID-19.  “Cumberland County residents, businesses, nonprofits and whole community partners can help our first responders fight COVID-19 by donating (personal protective equipment) that they may have in […]

  • Published
    March 25, 2020

    Women’s pro Ultimate team takes season suspension in stride

    Portland Rising hopes to get in some play this season, but if not will be ready for go for 2021.

  • Published
    March 24, 2020

    Portland orders residents to shelter in place

    In light of the coronavirus pandemic, individuals are ordered to stay at home for five days starting Wednesday, March 25, unless they are getting outdoor exercise or patronizing an essential business such as a food provider or pharmacy.

  • Published
    March 24, 2020

    Interest high to replace three longtime Portland state reps

    Reps. Richard Farnsworth, Erik Jorgensen and Matt Moonen have been termed out and cannot seek re-election.

  • Published
    March 24, 2020

    Portland extends stay at home order 1 month

    The City Council also prohibits short term rentals in Portland and asks landlords not to evict tenants for late rent payments during the emergency period.

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