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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.

  • Scarborough library hosts author of 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door'

    SCARBOROUGH — According to wildlife biologist Stephen DeStefano, "coyotes now occupy every state in the U.S., except Hawaii, and they are one of the most successful species in North America." But this wasn't always the case. DeStefano, author of "Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Li...

  • Food to go in South Portland

    Volunteers Nancy Mason, Jane Gillis and Sybil Riemensnider work steadily distributing a variety of foods from the new Good Shepard Food-Bank Food Mobile on July 8 at the South Portland Food Cupboard, 611 Main St. The new vehicle, Good Shepard's second, is made possible by Kraft Foods and its Foundat...

  • Scarborough hosts hazardous waste drop-off

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents looking to dispose of hazardous waste will have an opportunity to do so on Saturday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works building. Residents of Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Biddeford can drop off a variety of household hazardous wastes...

  • South Portland honors Long Creek air crash victims

    At the dedication of the Long Creek Air Memorial in South Portland on Sunday, July 11, Vina Hannan Sawyer rings a bell in memory of James and Nancy Little, two children she tried to save while she herself was badly burned in the worst air disaster in Maine history. The granite memorial commemorat...

  • Brunswick police promote Ridlon, Hansen

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department promoted two officers last week. Todd Ridlon, 39, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, while Paul Hansen, 31, was promoted to sergeant. Ridlon was hired in July 1998 and promoted to sergeant in 2006. He previously worked for the Bath Poli...

  • Brunswick road race to benefit Cathance alliance

    BRUNSWICK — The third Run for the Sun 5K road race will be held downtown at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 24. The race starts and ends on the Brunswick Town Mall. The race benefits the Cathance River Education Alliance, a nonprofit organization that manages the Cathance River Preserve i...

  • Workers sought to complete Whiskeag Trail in Bath

    BATH — Volunteers are sought to help complete the Whiskeag Trail, a five-mile corridor linking the Bath Area Family YMCA to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Thorne Head Preserve. Work days, planned for July 20-22, will consist of building bog bridges and water bars, rerou...

  • Scarborough wins grant to hire 4 firefighters

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will be able to hire new firefighters after winning a grant of more than $448,000 from the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. The grant will pay the full salary and benefits for four firefighter/EMTs for the first two ...