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  • Turn in outdated Rx drugs on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Police departments and other organizations around southern Maine are participating in Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drugs collected will be incinerated, according to the Maine Sheriff's Association, which said the event helps protect Maine's...

  • Portland's Downtown District director to step down

    PORTLAND — Steve Hewins, who has directed the nonprofit Portland's Downtown District for two years, will step down at the end of June. "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with PDD, especially working with all th...

  • 'It is a plague. It is merciless:' A son's overdose in Portland, a mother's plea for action

    PORTLAND — She endured years of troubles, heartaches, courtrooms and counselors while trying to help her son regain a safe, sober life. Now Massachusetts resident Mary Gibson wants to spread a message about the horrors of heroin addiction, because her son, Andrew Gibson, 21, was foun...

  • Portland minimum wage law faces LePage challenge, heads to council

    PORTLAND — City councilors are expected to soon consider a citywide minimum wage ordinance. But the state Legislature may blunt any municipal effort to set local wages. On April 16, the City Council Finance Committee unanimously forwarded a minimum wage ordinance that could bo...

  • Falmouth police get state enforcement grants

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department received $16,000 in grants from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. An $11,000 grant will support specialized speeding enforcement details over the next few months. According to a press release, extra officers in marked and unmarked vehicles will be a...

  • Portland, Falmouth churches to welcome Episcopal leader

    PORTLAND — The head of the Episcopal Church in the United States will make two stops in southern Maine this weekend as her term winds down. The Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will visit churches in Portland and Falmouth, where she w...

  • Some Portland parking rules changing by May 1

    PORTLAND — Signs explaining revised parking restrictions on the peninsula and near the former Nathan Clifford School are expected to be installed by May 1, the city said in a press release. The new restrictions reduce the frequency of restricted parking from once a week to the first ...

  • USM offers electronics recycling on Saturday

    PORTLAND — The third annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day is coming to the University of Southern Maine Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Owners of old, unused or unwanted electronics are invited to drop them off for free at the Woodbury Campus Center parking lot, 45 ...

  • Portland budget forums coming April 28, 29

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to weigh in on the proposed $221 million fiscal year 2016 municipal budget at two forums on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29. The first begins at 6:30 p.m....

  • Portland school food service manager is Maine's best

    PORTLAND — The food service manager for the city's middle and high schools was named the Manager of the Year by the Maine School Nutrition Association. Nancy McAdam said she wasn't even aware she had been nominated for the award until the organizat...