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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.

  • Farmers market moves to Bean campus as Freeport Community Market

    FREEPORT — There will be a new farmers market in Freeport this summer hosted by L.L. Bean off Main Street. The Freeport Community Market will open on May 28 at 3 p.m. at two locations – one at Discovery Park, and the other in the area between the handicapped parking lot a...

  • Yarmouth rep's waste disposal bill signed into law

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, worked for months to create a bill that would hold manufacturers – not municipalities or taxpayers – financially responsible for their product's waste collection and disposal. The bill, “An Act to Provi...

  • Cheverus tunes up

    The Cheverus High School Jazz Band does some last-minute practicing on March 27 before performing at the state High School Instrumental Jazz Festival at South Portland High School. Eighty-nine jazz bands and ensembles representing 40 schools from around the state competed in the event. Cheverus took...

  • African Film Festival begins April 6 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The  second Maine African Film Festival takes place April 6-10, and in addition to films will feature art exhibits, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers. The event kicks off with an opening-night reception and art exhibit at Mayo Street A...

  • Bullens enters Senate District 11 race

    CUMBERLAND — Cindy Bullens, a Democrat, announced her candidacy in Senate District 11, after the withdrawal of Charles Kenney. District 11 includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Long Island. Bullens is a twice Grammy-nominated ...

  • SAD 51 task force proposes new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND – Among recommendations the School Administrative District 51 Sustainability Task Force will bring to the School Board is transferring Drowne Road School students to another school and using the building for other purposes. The task force, which includes board members, adm...

  • Final vote slated on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on March 31 is scheduled to take a final vote on an $89.8 million budget that eliminates 53 jobs. The committee will take its vote amid pressure from parents and teachers to reinstate teachers and from the City Council, which sets the bottom line for s...

  • 'No loss of learning about love': Street ministry serves spiritual needs of Portland's homeless

    PORTLAND — As the sun began to top the urban horizon last Thursday morning, splashing warmth on the cold bricks of Monument Square, Mair Honan, a small, unassuming 62-year-old woman, was roaming the streets. Honan, dressed in a purple wool overcoat and wearing a large cross around he... 1