Latest Portland News

Maine artists commissioned for $1M public art installation

Nov. 11, 2019 11:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two Maine artists have been commissioned to design a $1 million permanent art installation for a new convention center in Seattle. The Portland Press Herald reports Wade Kavanaugh, of Bethel, and Stephen Nguyen, of Portland, will create the installation for the Washington State...

School appeals federal judge's decision over 'rapist' note

Nov. 8, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A school district Friday appealed a judge's decision to block a three-day suspension imposed on a 15-year-old student who posted comments about a "rapist" on a bathroom mirror. The Cape Elizabeth School Committee felt compelled to take the case to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of...

Portland man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend

Nov. 7, 2019 4:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man has pleaded guilty to the strangulation death of his girlfriend. Sixty-two-year-old Gregory Vance pleaded guilty to murder Thursday under an agreement that caps his sentence at 35 years. His attorney will press for 25 years when he's sentenced next month. Court...

Appeal that focused on cellphone location data is rejected

Nov. 7, 2019 3:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A convicted murderer in Maine has lost an appeal that focused on location data obtained from cellphone towers. David Marble contended a judge should've suppressed cell site location information obtained under a warrant at his trial. He contended there wasn't probable cause for a...

Maine based healthcare provider reports email hack

Nov. 7, 2019 3:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland, Maine, based health care provider was the target of a hack that potentially compromised the information of about 30,000 patients. InterMed said in a news release Tuesday an "unauthorized third party" accessed the email account of an employee sometime from Sept. 4-6. The...

Somali who was target of threats wins US municipal election

Nov. 7, 2019 9:57 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The second-largest city in Maine, home to thousands of African newcomers, has elected a Somali American to its city council following a campaign that was marred by racist attacks and threats fueled by social media. Safiya Khalid, 23, soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on Tuesday for...

Future of Gulf of Maine draws scientists, leaders to event

Nov. 5, 2019 5:41 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists and leaders from New England and Canada are gathering in Maine this week for an event focused on what the warming of the ocean will mean for the region. The event's called the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium, and it's taking place in Portland until Friday....

Governors association to hold summer meeting in Maine

Nov. 4, 2019 10:52 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Governors Association will hold its summer meeting in Maine's largest city next year. Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, the chair of the National Governors Association, announced the location Monday. Mills, a Democrat, and Hogan, a Republican, say the...

Credit outlook improves for Maine's largest airport

Nov. 3, 2019 3:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The credit rating of Maine's largest airport is going up a notch. The Portland International Jetport says S&P Global Ratings has improved the credit rating on Jetport Revenue Bonds from BBB+ to A-. Both scores indicate investment grade bonds, but A- is one step closer to...

Memorial created to honor 6 victims of 2014 Portland fire

Nov. 3, 2019 12:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A memorial has been set up in Portland to honor the six people killed in an apartment building fire in the city five years ago. WMTW-TV reports that the memorial featuring six benches was dedicated on Saturday in a city park near Noyes Street where the fire occurred. The Nov, 1, 2014...