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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.

  • Forum set on fishing at Kettle Cove

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In response to a request from local fishermen, a forum will be held on Monday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss commercial and recreational fishing and boating activity in the Kettle Cove area. A letter was sent to neighboring property owners and owners ...

  • Double the fun for Scarborough

    The Scarborough boys' lacrosse team turns into a celebratory mass after the Red Storm repeated as Class A champions with a 6-4 win over Lewiston last Saturday.

  • Seeing the light in South Portland

    Bill Libby of Portland and his son Rowan, 2, walk back along the jetty after visiting the Spring Point Lighthouse in South Portland on Father's Day, when the light was open for the first tours of the season. Rowan was a little too small to climb up the ladder to the inside of the light, but got to w...

  • Conservation panel to inspect trails

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will conduct a trail inspection on Sunday, June 26. The group will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Spurwink Church and will walk the trails approaching Pollack Creek and the Highlands Trail.

  • Mainers help FBI capture 'Whitey' Bulger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the FBI needed help crafting a public service announcement aimed at the capture of fugitive Boston mobster James J. "Whitey" Bulger, they turned to two southern Maine media pros. Just three days after launching the effort, Bulger and his longtime companion, Cath...

  • Scarborough 'smart' meter opponents to hold workshops around Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — A state ruling allowing Central Maine Power Co. to continue with installation of "smart" electric meters hasn't meant a slowdown for local opponents of the wireless technology. Elisa Boxer-Cook, one of the residents who fought Maine's largest power company for the optio... 4

  • Residents give South Portland, Scarborough high marks, but question economic and jobs development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An overwhelming majority of residents here and in Scarborough give the overall quality of life in their communities high marks, according to the results of a citizen satisfaction survey. But respondents were more lukewarm in their assessment of economic development e...

  • First MRRA forum fields range of questions

    BRUNSWICK — Just over 30 people showed up for a Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority community forum Wednesday night to learn about what will happen next at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The forum, held in the Crooker Theater of Brunswick High School, was the first eve...