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  • 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.

  • Cumberland animal shelter to hold fundraising cruise

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, an adoption center and no-kill shelter for kittens and cats, will hold a fundraising harbor cruise on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Casco Bay Lines cruise will run from 7-10 p.m. and embark from the ferry terminal on Commercial Street in Portla...

  • Abyssinian House gets $25K challenge grant

    PORTLAND — An effort to restore the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country received a $25,000 boost from the 1772 Foundation. But the restoration committee must raise $25,000 to match the grant. The Abyssinian Meeting House, 75 Newbury St., was built in the...

  • 5 arrested in Portland for trafficking pain pills

    PORTLAND — Five people were arrested Aug. 25 in Portland for allegedly trafficking pain pills. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents seized more than 200 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $6,000, as well as $21,000 in cash. The five people ar...

  • Inaugural Portland Brew Festival on tap this weekend

    PORTLAND — For most people, Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. A time when kids go back to school and parents swap their shorts and T-shirts for pants and sweaters. But for beer lovers, Labor Day marks the beginning of fall beer season. A time when citrus-infused microbre...

  • 13 official candidates for Portland mayor; 3 more await verification

    First mayoral forums scheduled next week PORTLAND — Thirteen candidates on Tuesday were guaranteed places on the Nov. 8 ballot in the city's first popular mayoral election in 88 years. Three other candidates have submitted their nomination papers to City Hall, but are awaiti...

  • Yarmouth garden playhouse built on a foundation of community support

    YARMOUTH — With helping hands and artistic inspiration, the dream of a garden playhouse is now a reality for children who visit and participate in programs at the Yarmo...

  • New principal invites Portland community to help continue Riverton School turnaround

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School has new leadership this year, as the small school on outer Forest Avenue works to meet state and federal benchmarks. After more than half the school's teachers were replaced over two years as part of a turnaround plan, Jeanne Malia is stepping in...

  • New school awaits students; all-day kindergarten begins in Falmouth

    Artist Sean Foley, of Columbus, Ohio, puts the final touches on a two-story art installation at the new Falmouth Elementary School on Woodville Road. The artist and his assistant, Katie Bullock, installed the work, including an interactive "curiosity cabinet" for students, over the summer as part... 1