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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.

  • Nomination papers available for Yarmouth municipal election

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal elections are available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. There are two Town Council seats, two School Committee seats and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees to fill. All are three-year terms. The two s...

  • Sounds of silence

    Janis Eckeberg, right, strikes her gongs in time with other members of Inner Tapestry Sound Healing while visitors to the Yarmouth Wellness Fair enjoy the therapy. The fifth annual fair was held Saturday, April 10, at Rowe School and included more than 40 exhibitors, demonstrations and seminars.

  • Proposed Brunswick library budget cut could require weekend closings

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library could be open one or two fewer days a week if the Town Council endorses a proposed reduction in the library subsidy. The council is also considering cuts in staff salaries and the elimination of a popular inter-library loan service, according to li... 1

  • Judge rejects Yarmouth honor code challenge

    PORTLAND — A federal judge Tuesday denied a student's request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented her from being punished under the Yarmouth High School honor code. The 16-year-old student – identified in court documents only by the initials S.F. –...

  • SAD 51 OKs new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to move third-graders from the Drowne Road School to the Mabel I. Wilson School next year and find a new use for the Drowne Road building. Recommendations from the district’s Su...

  • Portland councilors mull school funding, Peaks Island police coverage

    PORTLAND — City Councilors lauded the schools Tuesday for the effort put in to a $90 million budget proposal, despite a 1.3 percent proposed increase in spending over this year. The police chief at Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting also presented the council with options to keep tw...

  • Call for help: Cumberland County sees itself as solution to dispatch dilemma facing towns

    FALMOUTH — When most people dial 911, their biggest concern is getting emergency service as quickly as possible. The location of the person who answers the call is probably far from the caller's mind. But as budget crises force more Maine communities to make drastic cuts, some towns ...

  • Portland Planning Board OKs Old Port hotel, North Deering bank

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a new hotel development for the former Jordan's Meat property in the Old Port. Developer Mark Woglom, president of New Hampshire-based Opechee Construction Corp, said interior demolition has already begun at the 207-209 bl...