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The Highroller Lobster Company In Portland’s Old Port Set To Expand
There's plenty of stories about businesses opening and closing throughout Portland on a weekly basis but rarely do you get stories about businesses doing so well in the Old Port, they're expanding. But that is the case with the Highroller Lobster Co., who is ready to expand their popular brick-and-m
South Portland Police Beat: March 22
3/9 at 10:58 p.m. John Sullivan, 69, of South Portland, was arrested on Highland Avenue by Officer Anthony Verville on a charge of operating under the influence. 3/10 at 8:34 p.m. David L. Bryer, 24, of South Portland, was arrested on Derby Road by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of operating
Maine man arrested after 4-hour standoff in woods
WEST PARIS, Maine — A West Paris man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a 4-hour standoff in the woods, officials with the Oxford County Sheriff's Office said. Officials said detectives with the sheriff's office were investigating Neil Lanteigne, 43, for criminal trespassing and criminal threate
Flags you don't want to capture at South Portland dog park
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — These are flags you don't want to capture at a popular park for dog walking in South Portland. South Portland's Rec Department placed red flags at Hinckley Park, where dog owners have failed to pick up after their pets and there were a lot.
Portland city councilors considering 3 shelter sites
PORTLAND — With three sites under active consideration, a City Council committee is closing in on a recommendation for a new homeless shelter. The Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee, led by Councilor Belinda Ray, spent Tuesday afternoon listening to details about potential sites on
Portland police say public should not be worried after violent weekend
PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Portland man, accused of murdering his girlfriend this weekend, made his first court appearance Tuesday. Gregory Vance was arrested on Sunday. According to court documents, Vance allegedly strangled his girlfriend, Patricia Grassi, because she was "tormenting" him.
Infant present when police arrest Maine woman on drug charges, officials say
FAIRFIELD, Maine — Police arrested a Maine woman Tuesday afternoon after the search of another Fairfield home. Katrina Rimes, 33, is charged with aggravated trafficking and drug possession.
Maine Authors hosts same in Portland
Portland — Thomaston’s Maine Authors Publishing, in honor of its 10th anniversary, will present Writing the Wilderness Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium of Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.
Maine GOP lawmaker says offering inmates menstrual products make jail a 'country club': report
A Republican lawmaker in Maine reportedly said that providing free tampons, pads and menstrual cups to those in state prisons would make the system seem like "a country club." Rep. Richard Pickett on Friday spoke out during a hearing against a bill that would guarantee feminine hygiene products to t
5-Day Forecast: Snow & Rain, Thursday – Saturday, Aroostook County, Maine
Five-Day Forecast for Presque Isle and surrounding area. Get the hourly forecast, and a detailed look at the forecast from the U.S. National Weather Service in Caribou, Maine:. Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. South wind 5 to 11 mph.
Portland hospital launches program to connect opioid patients with coaches, insurance
PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine hospital has launched a new program to help get people with opioid addictions into recovery. The Portland Press Herald reports patients who come to Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland because of a withdrawal, overdose or another drug-related issue will be treated and
Driver seriously injured after crash in Saco
SACO, Maine — A driver was hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash in Saco Wednesday evening. The crash involved a car and a pickup truck on Industrial Park Road just before 5:30 p.m.
AECOM chosen to guide regional Transit Tomorrow project
Engineering firm AECOM, with offices in South Portland, will help a group of seven Portland-area transit agencies put together the Transit Tomorrow project. AECOM, which was chosen through a competitive bid process, will provide technical expertise, synthesize public input and produce a final plan o
Maine to New Brunswick, Canada, at risk for rapid snowmelt and flooding from storm to end week
A combination of factors may come together to unleash a rapid flooding event across the central and southeastern parts of Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick from Thursday night to Friday night.
Possible Lewiston-Auburn to Portland rail routes to be discussed
Possible routes and other service details of a plan for train service between Lewiston-Auburn and Portland will be discussed at a public information meeting next week. The meeting is the second phase of a project to extend Amtrak Downeaster rail service to the twin cities that began in 2015.
Old Orchard Beach man arrested in death of his roommate
OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Police have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of his roommate. Dustin Bentley, 40, was arrested around 6 p.m., charged with murder and taken to York County Jail, according to Maine Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. Bentley was charged with the death
Judge gives mother of missing toddler extension to file suit
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has granted the mother of a missing Maine toddler an extension to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the child's father. The attorney for Trista Reynolds says he plans to publish a legal notice soon in the Morning Sentinel newspaper since efforts to locate Justin Di
Old Orchard Beach murder suspect ordered held without bail
ALFRED – A man accused of killing his roommate in Old Orchard Beach was ordered held without bail Wednesday. Dustan Bentley, 30, is accused of killing 65-year-old William Popplewell on Monday in the apartment they shared on Boisvert Street in Old Orchard Beach. Popplewell died from stabbing and blun
Questions remain as police stay silent on young man’s fatal shooting
Five days after the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Deering High School graduate, police have not said what happened or made any arrests in connection with his death. The family and friends of Isahac Muse attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening in Portland’s East Deering neighborhood. The victi
Saco police chief, deputy chief placed on leave, mayor says
SACO, Maine — The police chief and deputy police chief of the Saco Police Department have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Mayor Marston Lovell. Lovell said the city administrator placed Chief Raynald Demers and Deputy Chief Corey Huntress on administrative leave Friday.