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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
    May 27, 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
    May 26, 2020

    With bad tick year forecast, new solution will keep them at bay, creator says

    This year ticks bearing disease will be out in force, experts say, and the owner of Wildwood Medicine says his leg wraps can repel them.

  • Published
    May 26, 2020

    Memorial Day tribute

    American Legion Harold T. Andrews Post No. 17 honors veterans with graveside flags at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland.

  • Published
    May 26, 2020

    Portland Police Beat: May 19-24

    Arrests 5/19 at 12:03 a.m. James Prescott, 27, of Brunswick, on Deering Street on charges of operating under the influence and violation of conditional release. 5/19 at 8:32 a.m. Icesis Marie Stanwood-Carpenter, 23, address unlisted, on Smith Street on charges of theft of services and violation of conditional release. 5/19 at 1:43 p.m. Trevor Pratt, 41, […]

  • Published
    May 26, 2020

    Detour needed for Deering’s Corner roundabout utility work

    PORTLAND — Utility work as part of the Deering’s Corner roundabout project will begin Wednesday, May 27, at the intersection of Deering and Brighton avenues and Falmouth Street. Both legs of Falmouth Street at the intersection and the north leg of Deering Avenue will be closed. All traffic to and from the intersection from these […]

  • Published
    May 26, 2020

    Race is on to replace retiring House District 37 representative

    Jim Cloutier and Grayson Lookner are vying for the Democratic nomination while Jane Frey is running as a Republican.

  • Published
    May 26, 2020

    Portland Democrats to host candidate forums

    PORTLAND — The Portland Democratic City Committee has organized a series of virtual town halls with the Democratic candidates running in contested primary races for state legislative seats in Portland this July. On May 27 at 6 p.m., Bob Mentzinger, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Ed Crockett for the House District 43 nomination, will field […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2020

    Fair Elections Portland appeals decision on suit against city

    Fair Elections Portland had hoped to set up a program to provide public campaign funds to individuals running for municipal and school positions.

  • Published
    May 22, 2020

    Jetport to receive $12M in aid to make up for loss of passengers

    Passenger traffic at the Portland International Jetport is down 90% and it is losing $1.6 million in revenue per month.

  • Published
    May 19, 2020

    Portland council clears way for businesses to take it outside

    The measure, which will close off Wharf Street, Dana Street and sections of Milk Street and Exchange Street, is part of the city’s emergency coronavirus order, which now expires July 13.

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