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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 residents could get mechanism for councilor recall

    SCARBOROUGH — Citizens may be able to recall elected officials if a proposed Town Charter amendment is accepted. The Town Council is considering a variety of changes to the charter, including wording to define the procedure for recalling a councilor or overruling sale of town propert...

  • Fundraising for Cape Elizabeth path project off to good start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Proponents say fundraising for a $200,000 local match required for construction of the proposed Shore Road path is going better than they expected. Safe Access for Everyone

  • New unit helps South Portland police track sex offenders, inform residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six months into an internal reorganization, Police Chief Edward Googins said the department is doing a better job tracking sex offenders and providing notification to residents. "Not that we were doing a bad job before," Googins said. "But we're doing a better job no...

  • Questions raised by letter in support of turf field prompt Bath policy change

    BATH — An investigation into the city’s role in a letter supporting the McMann Field artificial turf project has prompted a change in the way future mass mailings are handled by municipal officials. Following Wednesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Bill Giroux...

  • Southern Maine officials to get face time with FEMA on flood maps

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Aides to Sen. Susan Collins and officials from Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth will meet with the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week to discuss concerns that FEMA flood maps are inaccurate. The meetings come amid fears that the proposed federal...

  • Tax relief program for elderly expanded in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Councilor Judy Roy has made it her pet project to make sure the town's elderly residents know they are as important as the younger residents. "We do so much for the young people in Scarborough, it's good to do something for the elderly population as well," Roy said....

  • Cape Elizabeth council to tackle rooster rules, pay-per-throw

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has a full agenda scheduled for Monday, July 12, and starting at 6 p.m. will discuss everything from rooster noise complaints and speed limit restrictions to recycling efforts and communication strategies. The 6 p.m.

  • Cumberland wood bank seeks contributions

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Congregational Church, which has provided firewood to community members in need of heating assistance, has a low wood bank inventory this year and is seeking donations of firewood, hardwood logs or cash to help with the coming heating season. The chur...