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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.

  • South Portland farmers market seeks niche

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Now that the city has finally realized its farmers market dream after five years of stop-and-go planning, the question that remains is: Will it work? Many towns in greater Portland have farmers markets in summer, winter or both, including the city of Portland. The ne...

  • South Portland buys $65K portable classroom for Small School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Less than two months after the School Board first took up the matter of overcrowding at Small Elementary School, the city has OK'd the purchase a two-classroom portable building fo...

  • Bath Planning Board may revise historic district standards

    BATH — The Planning Board intends to review standards in the city's Historic District Overlay Zone, to make them more objective and less demanding on newer buildings. The board took a trolley tour through the zone on Tuesday, guided by member Robin Haynes. The tour, much of which cov...

  • Man arrested in connection with Brunswick stabbing

    BRUNSWICK — A Woolwich man was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault Monday in connection with an alleged stabbing on Primrose Lane. Chuck D. Schooley, 18, of Sanders Road, Woolwich, was in Cumberland County Jail in Portland on Tuesday. Bail was set at $10,000 cash....

  • WillardFest poised to become annual South Portland tradition

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Organizers are already looking forward to next year after what started as a plan for a small get-together to promote neighborhood unity morphed into a street-closing, music-making block party in Willard Square. "We couldn't have asked for a better day," said Wynne Wi...

  • Radio station seeks Brunswick tower site suggestions

    BRUNSWICK — First Wave Media, the group hoping to bring community radio back to Brunswick, is seeking suggestions for in-town radio tower sites. The group intends to revive WCME 900 AM and broadcast local sports, weather, and news throughout the day from its Fort Andross station....

  • Harspwell stages annual festival, shindig, lobster boat races

    HARPSWELL — Mitchell Field will be transformed from a quiet, former fuel farm this weekend to an outright carnival. The eighth annual Harpswell Festival, Shindig and Lobster Boat Races begin Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue through Sunday. Saturday's lineup includes musical ac...

  • Falmouth officials weigh options for dealing with critic

    FALMOUTH — Town officials are responding publicly to Shady Lane resident Michael Doyle's accusations of nepotism, corruption and mismanagement in town government. "His engagement has gone far beyond asking for public records," Town Manager Nathan Poore said Tuesday, "and in some case... 3