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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.

  • Sale of Scarborough property still on hold as town weighs procedure

    SCARBOROUGH — Town officials are still waiting for results of a conservation analysis on a 69-acre parcel known as the Tibbetts Road property, a piece of town land that abutters have expressed interest in purchasing. But the delay of written findings from the Parks and Land Conservat...

  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council sets Fort Williams parking fees, plans advisory referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Feb. 8 approved parking fees at Fort Williams Park starting in April 2011, including annual permits for residents and non-residents. Voters will be given one more opportunity to express their opinion in a non-binding referendum in June.

  • Cape Elizabeth gets more school funding than expected from the state

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School officials said they are pleased with preliminary reports from the state Department of Education that show a reduction of only $40,000 in state subsidy for 2010-2011, not the $900,000 that was previously expected. "I never expected the numbers to be this l...

  • Scarborough school funding: 'It could have been worse'

    SCARBOROUGH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Scarborough schools of $5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of $2 million in general aid to education. The loss was somewhat less than the district expected, Scarborough Schools Superintendent David Doyle said Wednesday....

  • South Portland School Board to vote March 8 on high school renovation plans

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Having scuttled plans to put a $41.9 million high school renovation bond out to voters in June, the School Board next month is scheduled to vote on whether they like the renovation plan or not. The continued accreditation of the high school may be at stake. Th...

  • Trustee accuses Sewall of 'mismanagement, self-dealing'

    PORTLAND — A judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order barring the former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. from a variety of actions connected to the Bath fuel company. The action was expected after a court-appointed Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee accused Philip Sewall of...

  • Cape Elizabeth council explores pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an effort to reduce waste removal costs and to encourage recycling, the Town Council is exploring a pay-per-bag program for residents. Councilors, in Feb. 8 workshop, agreed to pursue the concept and research it more thoroughly. Councilors Frank Gove...

  • Naturalization in Falmouth

    Somali immigrant Suad Abrar, who now lives in Lewiston, waves an American flag during a naturalization ceremony at Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 40 people became United States citizens during the ceremony, which is a part of the fifth grade's immigration unit.