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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 residents fume over idling trains in Thornton Heights

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When Anthony and Colleen DiPhillipo moved into their Union Street home a year and a half ago, they knew the trains at Rigby Yard would be loud. In fact, DiPhillipo said he and his daughters, 9-year-old Sophia and 3-year-old Grace, were excited about being able to see... 2

  • Businesses in Bath may get help with directions

    BATH — In response to requests from business owners, the City Council is considering revising rules that regulate downtown business directory signs. The signs, which would be placed at the intersections of Front and Centre streets and Front and Elm streets, would direct people to spe...

  • Cape Elizabeth council says no to marriage party proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday denied a request to hold a precedent-setting wedding reception at Fort Williams Park. Tucker Jordan of Old Ocean House Road submitted the proposal to the Fort Williams Advisory Commission for use of a field immediately south of Portlan...

  • Board again delays decision on Scarborough Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — Neighbors concerned about a proposal for a new parking lot and recreation area at Scarborough Beach will have to wait until next month to learn whether the plan will be allowed. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday to table until May 11 the proposal b...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "School budget divides Falmouth Town Council," should have said the school budget was approved by the School Board several weeks ago, 6-1, with David Snow opposed.

  • 'Farewell Festival' planned for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is planning a "Farewell Festival" for the soon-to-be vacated Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. The event, scheduled for June 3 and 4, will be held on the Lunt School campus and will include a parade from Village Park ...

  • Freeport cinema will open this fall with 3D capability

    FREEPORT — Berenson Associates, developers of Freeport Village Station, announced that the six-screen Nordica movie theater will open in the fall. The $2.6 million cinema complex will have stadium seating, digital technology and one 3D screen. The theater was initially expecte...

  • Make like a pretzel

    Dr. Allyson Dafoe demonstrates her chiropractic technique at the annual Yarmouth Wellness Fair last Saturday at Rowe School.