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A bill to officially change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Maine received final approval from the Senate on Thursday, paving the way for it to become law. The bill from Rep. Ben Collings, D-Portland, will change the name of the...

The year 1927 was a milestone in Italian American assimilation.  Its immigrant culture was literally electrocuted in Boston as its classical heritage was reborn on Manhattan’s west side.   There was no connection between the state execution of anarch...

Nothing beats a hearty plate of homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and it just so happens that our region’s rich history produces plenty of it. Many of our local Italian restaurants have been staples in their communities for decades. And if you don’t...

The group donated $5,000 to the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation during a dinner meeting Tuesday night. The money was raised during the group’s recent bocce tournament. Desiree Coleman-Cohrn, Cornerstone’s director of legacy planning and major gifts, a...

When Carmelita Pope’s acting career began taking off, she had to fend off gibes about the folly of pursuing a life in the theater. “It’s such a terrible living,” an old friend from Chicago she called Bud would grouse.“Whaddya wanna do with acting?” B...

An Italian company that makes computer circuit boards which can be used in everything from a train’s event recorder to a DVR is settling into a new home in Duluth. Elemaster held a ribbon cutting Thursday morning to officially open its new U.S. manuf...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 PM CDT. Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. The Italian Cultural and Community Center is pleased to be a part of the New York Times best-selling author Dianne Hales' book tour. Dianne...

Pizzeria Otto, one of Portland’s few traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, will open a second location in Southeast Portland later this year, The Oregonian has learned. With more than 80 seats in a 2,300 square-foot space near Portland Mercado, the new r...

After six years of planning and three years of construction, Ciao Ristorante Italiano in Vista is finally finished with its vast expansion project. Since 2016, the popular family-owned restaurant at 2015 E. Vista Way has been undergoing a gradual ex...

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