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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
    August 10, 2020

    Portland Housing Authority residents offered COVID-19 tests

    Organizers hope the voluntary testing will offer “peace of mind” and shed light on how common the virus is in public housing properties.

  • Published
    August 10, 2020

    Habitat for Humanity receives $90,000 for home repair program

    PORTLAND — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland has been awarded $90,000 from the Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant program to expand Habitat’s Critical Home Repair program. The grant will be used to hire an employee to oversee the program, which helps low-income homeowners make needed repairs, such as fixing leaking roofs and tackling […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2020

    Portland Navy Week goes virtual

    PORTLAND — The Navy Office of Community Outreach is opting this year for a virtual version of Navy Week Portland, now through Friday, Aug. 14. Portland hosted its first ever Navy Week in 2017, drawing more than 50 Navy sailors and hundreds of participants. This year’s Navy Week Portland includes Facebook Live events and online […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2020

    Graduates get their day in the sun

    The Deering High School outdoor ceremony at Ocean Gateway honored the 230 members of the Class of 2020.

  • Published
    August 10, 2020

    Portland Police Beat: Aug. 3-9

    Arrests 8/3 at 5:17 a.m. Kimberly Ann Dube, 41, of Portland, on Park Avenue on a charge of criminal mischief. 8/3 at 6:15 a.m. Paula A. Corey, 51, of Portland, on Congress Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/3 at 9:14 a.m. Maxwell Press, 31, of Portland, on Forest Avenue on a […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2020

    Homeless protesters at City Hall say they’re staying put

    The city, meanwhile, focuses on health concerns at the encampment and plans conversations with protesters about their demands.

  • Published
    August 4, 2020

    Eco-friendlier ferry coming to Casco Bay service

    The new vessel, expected by the end of 2022, will be one of the first of its kind to have a hybrid diesel electric propulsion system that dramatically cuts carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Published
    August 4, 2020

    Portland dental office hopes to take bite out of illegal hunting

    Dr. Daniel Figueiredo will donate a portion of proceeds from exams at his new dental studio to Maine Operation Game Thief.

  • Published
    August 3, 2020

    Wastewater testing to aid in coronavirus response

    The test can detect the presence of the virus in an area up to a week before individual clinical testing points to it.

  • Published
    August 3, 2020

    Portland Police Beat: July 26-Aug. 2

    Arrests 7/26 at 5:24 a.m. Daniel Gallegos, 21, of Carrizo Springs, Texas, on Commercial Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/26 at 8:15 a.m. Dana M. Fox, 59, of Portland, on Commonwealth Drive on charges of assault and criminal mischief. 7/26 at 5:45 p.m. Nyanen Malia Deng, 25, of Portland, on Spring […]

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