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  • Brunswick hospital files for bankruptcy protection

    BRUNSWICK — Parkview Adventist Medical Center today filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief. Citing "years of change in the health care industry and increasing financial challenges," the nonprofit hospital filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland for a proposed "pre-...

  • Portland's new city manager says he's ready for challenges

    PORTLAND — Jon Jennings on Monday said crossing the Casco Bay Bridge from South Portland makes him feel like he's going home. “I believe passionately in Portland,” Jennings said. "I really feel as though it has been very good to me personally and professionally." J...

  • Bath students adopt cause of Zimbabwe orphans

    BATH — They may be thousands of miles away, but the plight of a group of orphans in Zimbabwe has touched a class at Morse High School. So much so, that the Jobs for Maine's Graduates students have so far raised more than $3,000 to ensure the African children won't be turned out into ...

  • Bath arts center serves up art walk, Kennebec exhibit

    BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center is planning a variety of activities to get the summer started. The 802 Washington St. center will host Bath's 3rd Friday Art Walk & Trolley Tours on Friday, June 19, and liven things up with live dance. Bath's Resurgence Dance Company, and ...

  • Portland leaders mull General Assistance options, costs

    PORTLAND — The legality of city policy on General Assistance vouchers remains unclear, while the specter of 900 people losing assistance July 1 looms larger. On Monday, Mayor Michael Brennan brought together business leaders and recent immigrants outside City Hall to call for support...

  • Portland sees home for Public Services on Canco Road

    PORTLAND — The future of the city Department of Public Services may be on Canco Road, but how the future is shaped will depend on voters. Councilors last week recommended authorizing an agreement to buy the former PepsiCo warehouse and offices at 250 Canco Road, as well as taking on ...

  • Maine ride-service founder hits the road in search of stories

    PORTLAND — Millions of Americans drive every day, whether it's commuting to work, making a trip to the store or just for fun. But what happens when older drivers start to lose their ability to drive safely? The most obvious solution is for that person to get a ride from someon...

  • Falmouth seeks input on bike-pedestrian strategy

    FALMOUTH — Safety and access for bicyclists and pedestrians are frequent discussion points, but how many people actually bike and walk to get around? The town hopes to answer that, and is working to update its bicycle and pedestrian master plan to reflect the consensus before the yea...

  • Crowdfunding helps pay for Falmouth infant's cancer care

    FALMOUTH — When Henry Morgan was born 13 months ago, he was just like any other healthy baby. His first birthday party in late April was lumberjack themed, Henry's mother, Meghan, said, because "he had the appetite of a lumberjack." But soon she suspected something wasn't righ...

  • Portland affordable-housing proposals: West End advances, Bayside slows

    PORTLAND — Proposals by affordable housing developer Avesta Housing met mixed fates June 10 at the City Council Housing and Community Development Committee. The committee, chaired by Councilor Kevin Don...