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  • Falmouth practice thrives on medical marijuana

    FALMOUTH — Bob wakes up every day in excruciating pain. He can only get out of his house in Gray a few days a week. And one of the reasons he gets out of the house is to see his doctor in Falmouth. But it's not an ordinary medical practice. Integr8 Health, at 170 U.S. Rou...

  • Portland dries out, may seek federal aid for storm recovery

    PORTLAND — Cleanups and calculations continued Tuesday after the Aug. 13 storm that dumped more than 6 inches of rain on the city. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin on Monday said damage estimates were still getting tabulated as the city considered whether it is eligible for disa...

  • Maine Audubon urges anglers to go lead free

    FALMOUTH — Following last year's state ban on the sale and use of certain lead-based fishing tools, Maine Audubon Society is beginning a two-year campaign to increase the use of lead-free tackle. The law, passed in 2013, bans lead fishing sinkers one ounce or less, with phase-in...

  • India Street panel urges more affordable housing, no new hotels in historic Portland neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Proposals to preserve the character of the city's oldest street and surrounding neighborhood will be headed to city councilors next month. India Street, which runs from Congress to Commercial streets, is the focal point of recommendations in the

  • Back to school: Portland's Deering High takes global perspective on hunger, poverty

    PORTLAND — As part of a new global studies curriculum, Deering High School students and faculty will spend the 2014-2015 academic year with a focus on hunger and poverty, not just in Portland but around the world. Principal Ira Waltz said the school is the first in New England t...

  • Portland law firm encourages young drivers to 'Arrive Alive'

    PORTLAND — When it comes to raising awareness for safe driving, they mean business. Now entering its 11th year, the Arrive Alive Contest created by the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein encourages high school seniors from aroun...

  • Record-setting MS Harborfest in Portland

    Lobster boats Miss Karlee and Isla Dawn fight for the first place in a race Sunday, Aug. 17, during the 33rd annual MS Harborfest in Portland Harbor. Sue Tidd, development director for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, said this year's fundraiser broke al...

  • Portland police seek man missing since Friday

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking public assistance to find a 52-year-old man missing since Aug. 15. Robert Koch, of 752 Riverside St., is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing 158 pounds. He left his home around 8:30 p.m. Friday and said he was headed to Trolley Park at the co...

  • Planned Parenthood, critics in dispute over 'escalation' of Portland protests

    PORTLAND — About a month before City Councilors may consider new regulations on protests outside the offices of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, clinic spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said intimidation of clients is increasing. “The loss of the city’s buffer zone was ...

  • Portland police offer self-defense for women

    PORTLAND — Registration is open to women who would like to take Rape Aggression Defense classes sponsored by the Portland Police Department. Held over five sessions at the Police Department at 109 Middle St., the course teaches personal safety tips and physical self-defense skills. T...