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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.

  • Correction

    An Aug. 19 story, "Report identifies downtown Brunswick site as best for train maintenance facility," should have said that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority ranked proximity to residences as a high-priority factor when deciding where to build its train maintenance building. NNEPR...

  • UPDATE: Hurricane Irene expected to limit vehicle ferry service to Peaks Island, reduce mainland parking

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines announced Thursday that it expects vehicle ferry service to Peaks Island to be suspended at some point on Sunday, Aug. 28, because of Hurricane Irene. Sunday's Bailey Island Cruise and Bailey Island Noontime Cruise have been canceled, the ferry service...

  • Brunswick PD aids in prostitution sting

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department aided in a recent Cumberland County Sheriff's Office bust of accused prostitutes and their customers. The sheriff's office announced Aug. 18 that 11 people were arrested in a sting that involved law enforcement agencies from Yarmouth, Brunswick and B...

  • It's elementary: Enrollment at new Brunswick school exceeds expectations

    BRUNSWICK — With the first day of school less than a week away, Brunswick teachers, staff, and administrators are making final preparations for the 2011-2012 academic year. Much of the excitement surrounds the opening of Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School on McKeen Street, where...

  • Scarborough neighbors 'have a lot of concerns' as Pine Point motel again seeks conversion to condos

    SCARBOROUGH — The owners of a 22-unit seasonal motel on Pine Point are making initial moves toward converting the building into 12 luxury townhouse condominiums, a move that could reignite a six-year neighborhood feud. Nicholas Truman, who co-owns the Lighthouse Inn at Pine Point wit...

  • ESL teacher ready to thrive at Scarborough's Wentworth School

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a whirlwind few days for Katherine Schier-Webster, full of training, meetings and classroom preparation for the English as Second Language teacher at Wentworth Intermediate School. But her classroom at the end of Wentworth's west wing is nearly ready for kids....

  • 'Bring 'em on': New prinicpal ready at South Portland High School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students at South Portland High School this year may not notice anything new right away. The quickest route from one end of the school to the other is still outside. The senior lockers are still taller than everyone else's. News articles about student a...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick air show cancels Sunday events ahead of hurricane

    BRUNSWICK — Organizers of the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo have canceled Sunday’s events because of the expected arrival of severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irene. Reserved or chalet tickets purchased for Sunday can be exchanged ...