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Portland drug addiction, overdose rates exceed the rest of Maine

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PORTLAND — An expert on the state's increasing problem with opioids said the problem is complex, and worse in Portland than the rest of the state. “I'm urging you not to try and simpl [...]

Sweet competition in Yarmouth: Blueberry soda joins lime rickey at 50th Clam Festival

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YARMOUTH — If clams are the food of the Yarmouth Clam Festival, lime rickeys are the drink. After 50 years, though, the citrus seltzer concoction had some competition. Yarmouth Football Boosters [...]

After Harpswell court case, public use surges on beaches

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HARPSWELL — If you open it, they will come. Town officials say public use of beaches is increasing, in part thanks to successful court battles to open Cedar Beach. On a recent Friday aftern [...]

Freeport summer camp has girl power down to a science

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FREEPORT — While most kids at summer camps expect to play outside or do arts and crafts, campers at Coastal Studies for Girls go to learn about science and the environment. CSG, at Wolfe's Nec.. [...]

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  • Portland councilors grapple with new assistance funding questions

    PORTLAND — As City Councilors prepare to vote on establishing a fund to help some immigrants left ineligible for General Assistance, they are also aware of its limits. "The one thing we know is there is an insufficient amount of money to run a really good program," Councilor Jon...

  • Cumberland officials blast Rep. Timmons' reversal on conservation bonds

    CUMBERLAND — Town officials this week pilloried state Rep. Mike Timmons, R-Cumberland, for reversing his position and not voting to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the release of conservation bonds. Some of those funds were earmarked for the local purchase and preservation of Kni...

  • Portland board moving forward on India Street historic district

    PORTLAND — A smaller-than-originally planned India Street Historic District is the preferred choice for the city Historic Preservation Board. City Historic Preservation Manager Deb Andrews on Monday said she will prepare a revised district map for consideration by the board...

  • Salt Institute of Portland explores Maine College of Art partnership

    PORTLAND — The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies may be reborn in a partnership with Maine College of Art. Kimberly Curry, who leads Salt’s board of directors, on Monday said the group is in discussions with MECA that could involve locating somewhere on the art college&rsq...

  • Police arrest 2nd suspect in Portland recording studio murder

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday arrested and charged a second man with murder and elevated aggravated assault in connection with a May 25 shooting at an Old Port recording studio. Police said officers from various agencies arrested 30-year-old Gang Deng Majok on Monday afternoon on Facto...

  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen OK development vote ballot language

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on July 21 unanimously approved special Town Meeting warrant language for a ballot question that will decide the future of the Village Center. Selectmen previously voted that North Yarmouth Memorial School – closed last year &nd...

  • Falmouth ice cream stand a mother-daughter enterprise

    FALMOUTH — These hot summer days just got little bit cooler, thanks to a mother-daughter business dishing out Maine-made ice cream. Mainely Ice Cream operates out of Nina's Variety at 125 Bucknam Road, and serves up Sanford-based Shain's of Maine ice cream. Robin Williams and ...