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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.

  • Armed robbery suspect arrested after standoff with South Portland police

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After a brief standoff Monday, police arrested a man suspected of armed robbery in South Portland. Joshua Nisbet, 34, of Scarborough, turned himself over to police around 7:30 p.m. on July 18 at a friend's home on Highland Avenue. Nisbet is accused of robbing a Mobil...

  • Police chasing leads on South Portland shooting

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are investigating a shooting believed to have occurred near Broadway in South Portland. Officers began receiving reports of gunshots around Broadway and Church Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday, July 16, according to the Police Department. Callers said someon...

  • River Point pedestrian bridge reopens in West Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A bridge used to access the River Point Conservation area and trail system from the West Falmouth Crossing shopping center was reopened Tuesday after volunteers and town staff constructed a guardrail. The bridge across the Pan Am Railroad fell into disrepair and was closed...

  • Candidates sought for Casco Bay Lines board

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers are available for three seats on the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors. The seats, carrying three-year terms, represent Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island and Little Diamond Island.  CBITD is governed by 12 directors. Ten ar...

  • Brunswick board puts brakes on plan for new police station

    BRUNSWICK — Four dilapidated, vacant buildings at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets will not be torn down any time soon. On Tuesday, the Village Review Board denied the Brunswick Development Corp.'s request to demolish the properties. The BDC, a quasi-municipal agenc...

  • Train officials weigh 3 Brunswick sites for maintenance facility

    BRUNSWICK — Passenger rail officials last week said they are considering three sites for a proposed train layover facility. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority first proposed building the depot, which would be used to service Amtrak's Downeaster, between Church Road and...

  • Borowick to serve temporarily as Brunswick High School principal

    BRUNSWICK — School Department officials have temporarily abandoned the search for a new principal for Brunswick High School after three finalists in a row dropped out. Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said the department began searching for a principal in the winter and received 11 ini...

  • Yarmouth could get funding to complete Beth Condon Pathway

    YARMOUTH — With the help of a state grant and a local match, the missing section of the Beth Condon Pathway could be funded and competed as soon as next year. According to Town Engineer Dan Jellis, the town submitted a Quality Community Program grant application to the Maine Departme...