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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Falmouth mulch fire engulfs 2 cars

    FALMOUTH — Two cars were destroyed by a fire May 27 on Gray Road. Firefighters who responded to a mulch fire at 70 Gray Road shortly before 4 p.m. found that the fire had spread to the rear parking lot at TD Bank. A 2004 Honda Civic and a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt were destroyed. ...

  • Portland workshop to discuss driving alternatives

    PORTLAND — City consultants are seeking public input June 11 about how to provide better bicycle and pedestrian access in two neighborhoods. Spokeswoman Carol Morris said the 6-8 p.m. event in the State of Maine room at City Hall will focus on West Commercial Street and linking Back ...

  • Portland's Mercy Hospital to lay off 45, close Westbrook addiction center

    PORTLAND — Mercy Hospital announced Wednesday it will close its addiction recovery center in Westbrook and transfer services to its State Street location. The move will affect about 250 patients and 90 employees at the Westbrook clinic, which provides Suboxone treatment and counselin...

  • Memorial Day in South Portland

    Viewers line Broadway on Monday, May 25, for South Portland's annual Memorial Day parade, which featured marchers, bands, and vintage cars and trucks. The event culminated with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Mill Creek Park.

  • South Portland launches fiber-optic Internet network

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is rolling out fiber-optic Internet service that will allow some businesses and residents to share data at "gigabit-per-second" speed. T...

  • South Portland, Scarborough, Cape school budgets go to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City residents, and residents of Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough, will vote June 9 in their respective school budget validation referendums. The City Council unanimously approved

  • Martin's Point pullout puts focus on lack of South Portland policy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city's lack of an open-space philosophy is being blamed for Martin's Point Health Care's withdrawal of a proposal to redevelop the former Hamlin School. As a result, no immediate changes are expected at the Hamlin property, and the city is fast-tracking disc...

  • South Portland tattoo parlor adds color to city's business landscape

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city's only licensed tattoo artists are also owners of what they call its  first "fine-art" tattoo business. Danielle Madore and Carrie-Anne Vinette are the artists and proprietors of