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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.

  • New owners hope to revitalize North Yarmouth's 'Golden Triangle'

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A new lease on life is in the works for the town's "Golden Triangle." David Perkins, a resident who served on the town's Economic Development and Sustainability Committee's, recently purchased a nearly 1-acre piece of land at the triangular commercial area in th...

  • Nova Scotia ferry service to begin June 1

    PORTLAND — The second season of Nova Star ferry service to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is scheduled to start June 1. A May 7 press release from Nova Star Cruises spokesman Dennis Baily said the ferry is exp...

  • Portland explores possible transportation hub links

    PORTLAND — Getting there from here has been a proverbial challenge in Maine. On May 7, about a dozen city residents got together at City Hall to hear about a study of how to best get passengers from the Portland In...

  • North Yarmouth to host candidates night

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town will host a "Meet the Candidates" event in the Town Office meeting room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Two people – Harold Stoddard and Keith Thompson – are running for one seat on the Board of Selectmen,and Katherine Perrin is seeking a seat on th...

  • Scarborough natural foods market expanding to Portland

    PORTLAND — For Lois and Dan Porta, opening a second Lois' Natural Marketplace isn't simply an expansion of enterpr...

  • Students put Peaks Island landmarks on the map

    PORTLAND — Students at Peaks Island Elementary School recently unveiled a new way to see the island and learn its history. The students in Charlie Marenghi’s second- and third-grade classroom spent the year making a Landmark Bike Tour brochure, marked by 24 landmarks aroun...

  • Turf wars: Health debate accompanies Portland-area artificial fields

    PORTLAND — Walking by the shuttered stands of Fitzpatrick Stadium, where final touches are now being made on a new artificial turf field, you might believe the adage: The grass really does grow greener on the other side of the fence. But some critics think recent alleged health ...

  • Falmouth doctor brings 'eat plants' message to Portland food festival

    FALMOUTH — Dr. John Herzog, an orthopedic surgeon, has a message he admits isn't all that popular in the medical field: eat only plants. Herzog, who has a practice at 202 U.S. Route 1, said people become healthier and live longer when they eat a plant-based diet. He said it is the "s...