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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.

  • Termed out: Boudreau ends 18 years on South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Linda Boudreau darted across a city parking lot through the icy rain late Monday afternoon. But this time, she wasn't headed to the City Council workshop at the Community Center or a public hearing at City Hall. She was simply grabbing a small cup of decaffein...

  • Cape arboretum project gets $4K grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With the help of a nearly $4,000 grant from Project Canopy, the arboretum project will purchase 11 trees of eight different species for Fort Williams Park....

  • Troubled Scarborough school preps for new windows

    SCARBOROUGH — Over the Thanksgiving weekend, four classrooms in the Wentworth Intermediate School will have windows removed and boarded over in anticipation of replacement scheduled during the winter holiday break. The plan, according to Facilities Director Todd Jepson, is to remove ... 1

  • Cape Environmental Club plans compost project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Environmental Club received a $1,000 grant from the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation to create a composting and recycling project at the high school. Susan Guerrette, the Environmental Club advisor and scienc...

  • Falmouth Education Foundation awards grants

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Education Foundation has awarded more than $19,000 in grants to the School Department. The grants include $7,700 to support the arts, $4,200 to academics, $3,300 to technology and an additional $4,500 to a variety of other recipients. The awards include...

  • 'Food for Fines': South Portland library, pantry partner to fight hunger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It happens to even well-behaved library users. You check out a book and forget to return it by the due date. You eventually return the book, through the drop slot by the door. Then, you avoid the librarian, because of the shame that comes with paying the dread... 3

  • Brunswick downtown master plan nearly finalized

    BRUNSWICK — A final draft of the master plan for downtown Brunswick is expected to be presented to town councilors next month. The plan is "a vision" for downtown, Councilor and Downtown Master Plan Committee Chairwoman Margo Knight said. Input has been gathered for the plan, in...

  • New flood-map process proposed by FEMA

    HARPSWELL — After being criticized for the way it changed coastal flood maps earlier this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is inviting Harpswell and other communities to participate in a new mapping process. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane presented information about FEM...