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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.

  • Portland backs off effort to move Parkside police center

    PORTLAND — Neighborhood opposition has convinced the Police Department to back off a plan to move the Parkside Community Policing Center. But a battle over future funding for the Grant Street center could be on the horizon. City Councilor David Marshall, who represents the dis...

  • Wind-swept task force sets Maine's rules

    Part two of a three-part series on Maine's law to fast-track wind turbine development. Next: Flaws in the wind power bill are like skating on dull blades. AUGUSTA — Gov. John Baldacci established the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development by executive order on ... 2

  • This 'stache fights cancer: Portland doc leads facial hair fundraiser

    PORTLAND — Growing a mustache to raise awareness of cancer is an oddball thing to do, but Dr. Lou Jacobs is hoping the idea is quirky enough to catch on. The Farmington-born chiropractor and acupuncturist with a busy practice in Portland sports a neatly waxed, handlebar mustache that...

  • So long, for now: Demolition of Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland takes only minutes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It took 50 years for Red's Dairy Freeze to build a fanatical following for its frozen soft-serve treats.  But it only took a matter of minutes on Monday for demolition crews to reduce the building at the corner of Cottage Road and Highland Avenue to a pile of ru...

  • Brother, sister die in 2-vehicle crash in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Two siblings were killed in a two- vehicle accident on Meadow Road Thursday morning, Aug. 12, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred at about 4 a.m. in front of the Bisson Farm. Randy Bishop, 50, of Bowdoinham, and his sister, Donna Pottle, 39, of Bowdoin,...

  • Sirocki announces run for Maine house

    SCARBOROUGH — Heather Sirocki announced this week she will run for the House District 128 seat currently held by Peggy Pendleton, D-Scarborough. Sirocki, who is a dent...

  • Merrymeeting Bay bike tour returns Saturday

    TOPSHAM — The eighth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay on Saturday, Aug. 14, offers 25- and 50-mile rides along water views and scenic vistas in Topsham, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Dresden, Woolwich, Bath, West Bath and Brunswick. Proceeds from the rides help support Topsham’s He...

  • SAD 75 readies new elementary, high school classroom models

    TOPSHAM — Among changes in School Administrative District 75 in the 2010-11 school year will be a full-day teacher program in kindergarten, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. Elementary schools across the district have run a program where kindergarten students work with...