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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.

  • ATV, hunting ban moves forward in Falmouth; fines considered for negligent dog owners

    FALMOUTH — Ordinance changes that would ban ATVs on town land, restrict hunting in some areas and require dog owners to clean up after their animals passed a first reading Monday. The

  • Cumberland council approves Route 1 retail restriction

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to ban businesses that primarily engage in retail trade from a 1.25-mile stretch of Route 1. The decision, opposed by Councilor Shirley Storey-King, followed a recommendation from the Planning Board. Businesses with associated, or...

  • Maine PUC upholds ruling on 'smart' meters; new complaint aims to end program

    HALLOWELL — The Maine Public Utilities Commission today declined to reconsider its earlier decisions on Central Maine Power Co.'s "smart" electric meter program, despite new scientific information on the possible health impacts of wireless radiation. The PUC also ruled that CMP... 7

  • Falmouth council closer to seeking bids for school buildings

    FALMOUTH — The town is moving forward on a draft request for proposals to redevelop the former Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools. After some debate during a workshop Monday, the Town Council put together a draft call for offers. It will vote on the matter after a public hearing on Aug. 2...

  • Art returns to the park Saturday in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Volunteer art enthusiasts are making ready for what one organizer called the city's "signature event," the annual Art in the Park. The show will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. It boasts 185 artists and photographers, eight food vendors,...

  • Having a blast

    Workers from Amex, a Boston-based painting firm, apply a base coat of white to Tank 118 at the Sprague Energy oil terminal in South Portland on Monday. At the same time, an "abrassive blaster" crawls up the tank, removing the rust and old base coat and revealing naked steel. The work is being don...

  • Phase 2 renovations done at Yarmouth's Bartlett Circle

    YARMOUTH — What used to be a dark, cramped space with a small bathroom, kitchen, laundry and storage area has been transformed into a well-lit, warm and welcoming community facility for the residents of

  • All aboard: Amtrak train exhibit to stop in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Although the details of Amtrak Downeaster service are still being negotiated, Amtrak's 40th anniversary exhibit train will roll into town on Saturday, Aug. 13, with free tours of its...