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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's Congress Square: Upgrade or unload?

    PORTLAND — The city is exploring options for the Congress Square park at Congress and High streets, including redesign or sale of the property. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group, made up of local business and neighborhood representatives and city officials, is planning a publi...

  • West End waste watchers

    Suzanne Bryan returns to Rieche School in Portland on April 10 to drop off a bag of trash after taking part in the annual Spring Clean-Up Day organized by the West End Neighborhood Association. Volunteers went throughout the neighborhood looking for trash and dog poop to clean up, and they found it.

  • Petition drive aims to keep emergency dispatch in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Two days after the Town Council approved consolidation of emergency dispatch with Brunswick, a petition drive was launched to overrule the council and keep the service in town. "I have learned to never say never," sa...

  • Falmouth to issue 20 new moorings at Town Landing

    FALMOUTH — There's good news on the horizon for at least 20 of the 132 people on the  waiting list for a mooring at Town Landing. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve changes to the Coastal Waters Ordinance that will allow 20 new applications for moorings a...

  • Falmouth School Board to vote on new principal for high school

    FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools Barbara Powers announced Monday that she will recommend the appointment of Gregg Palmer to replace Allyn Hutton as high school principal. Hutton is leaving at the end of the school year to become superintendent of the Kittery school district. ...

  • Absentee ballots available for Portland school budget vote

    PORTLAND — Absentee ballots for the May 11 school budget referendum are available at City Hall, but they cannot be returned until at least May 4 because the City Council must first approve the school budget. The council vote is scheduled for May 3. The ballot will ask resident...

  • 11 Cumberland County libraries receive national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven libraries in Cumberland County are among 17 in the state to receive national recognition. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced on April 9 that the libraries – including those at Portland's Reiche, Lyseth and Clifford elementary schools; Cumber...

  • Casco Bay Lines union workers plan Portland protest for new contract

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines employees will rally Friday to express their frustration about working for more than a year without a contract. The ferry service has 34 employees – all but four top-level managers – who are members of Local 333 of the International Longshoreman... 2