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Fatal crash shuts down busy stretch of I-295 in Portland, Falmouth

FALMOUTH, Maine (Portland Press Herald) - State police closed a busy section of Interstate 295 between Portland and Falmouth on Tuesday night after a fatal crash. Read the full details at PressHerald.com Both northbound lanes and one southbound lane of the highway will remain closed until at least

WCSH - 2017-09-20 00:38:58

Fork Food Lab in Portland celebrates fruitful first year of helping to launch entrepreneurs

Neil Spillane, wearing one of his many hats at the Fork Food Lab in Portland, took hold of one handle on an 80-quart mixing bowl - filled with enough chocolate chip whoopie pie batter to make 500 whoopie pies - and helped Dennis Wiggins lug it up a flight of stairs. Wiggins is married to Marcia Wigg

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

Police release sketch of person of interest in connection to Portland homicide

Police have released a sketch of a person of interest in the death of 54-year-old Sunao Yamada Jr. (Portland Police Department) PORTLAND (WGME) -- Police have released a sketch of a person of interest in the death of 54-year-old Sunao Yamada Jr. He was found dead in front of One City Center in Portl

WGME - 2017-09-20 03:49:35

Portland event kicks hunger in the can

A team from L.L. Bean built this backpack can sculpture in Portland's Monument Square on Friday, Sept. 15, for the second annual United We CAN food drive organized the United Way of Greater Portland. Wayside Food Program distributes food collected to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout C

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2017-09-19 13:55:00

Greg Kesich: Ensure Portland's waterfront has room for fishermen who make it special

Willis Spear is pretty clear about why people want to come to Portland. In a petition that he and other local lobstermen presented to the City Council, Spear let the city know that it's the working waterfront that generates the attraction. "You can go anywhere in America and see cheap hotels made of

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

Letter to the editor: Pass Portland bond to bring all 4 elementary schools into 21st century

When my family moved to Portland two years ago, we chose Longfellow because it's a small, walkable, neighborhood school situated in the heart of a community. These qualities are an exception to the norm and an asset to preserve. Portland has a long list of accolades, but schools are not on the list.

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

Greater Portland Landmarks releases 'Places in Peril'

One of the properties is the U-Haul building on Marginal Way. (WGME) PORTLAND (WGME) -- Seven Portland buildings and places are considered in danger of being irreparably altered or destroyed. Tuesday, Greater Portland Landmarks released its annual list of "Places in Peril." The list is designed to b

WGME - 2017-09-19 19:03:11

Cruise ships stop in Portland to avoid Hurricane Jose

The Carnival Sunshine made a scheduled stop, but they're leaving port early for New Brunswick. (WGME) PORTLAND (WGME) -- With Hurricane Jose on New England's door step, a number of cruise lines have diverted ships to Portland. Since this weekend, at least two ships have made an unexpected stop in Po

WGME - 2017-09-19 17:55:08

Portland Diocese sells last of the churches closed in consolidation plan

The sale of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Saco has been finalized with Hardypond Construction of Portland closing on the property on Friday. The former Catholic church and rectory at 16 Cutts Ave. in Saco closed in 2009, as part of a cluster plan developed by the Diocese of Portland. In the St

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:46:58

Portland becomes first in Maine to ban exotic animals, like circus elephants

PORTLAND, Maine - There will be no more elephants in Portland. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to prohibit circuses and other traveling acts from exhibiting wild and exotic animals in Maine's largest city, citing their "cruel" handling and training. City Councilor Brian Batson propos

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 09:05:31

Portland bans public display of 'wild and exotic' animals

PORTLAND (AP) - The display of wild and exotic animals will soon no longer be allowed in Portland after a unanimous city council vote. On Monday, the Portland City Council voted to ban the use of big cats, elephants and other circus animals because of handling practices. The Portland Press Herald re

SUN-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 15:03:00

Greater Portland Landmarks raises alarm for 7 imperiled historical properties

Greater Portland Landmarks released its 2017 Places in Peril list, highlighting seven historically significant properties in Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth that the preservation group says are in danger of being irreparably altered or destroyed. "These properties help define Greater Por

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 19:40:45

Portland Maine Dumps Columbus Day for Indigenous People's Day

The cultural elitists on the Portland City Council have decreed that Maine's biggest city would no longer be celebrating Columbus Day, instead, changing the federal holiday's name to 'Indigenous Peoples' day in an alarming trend of the left's cleansing of history that offends them. President Trump w

DOWNTREND.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

State AG files complaint after disturbance at Portland deli

PORTLAND - Jesse J. Taylor, whose July 29 outburst in Sisters Gourmet Deli went viral on the internet, was accused Sept. 14 by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills of violating the civil rights of deli staff. Mills announced her office has filed a civil rights complaint in Cumberland County Superior C

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Letter to the editor: Improve Portland waterfront for current users, not developers

I was so glad to read that commercial fishermen are protesting the development planned for the Portland waterfront. Not only are fishermen and marine-related businesses affected, but all of the islanders in Casco Bay are as well. I fail to understand why our city officials insist upon building up th

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 08:00:00

Portland's pick for next municipal organist eager to get his hands on the Kotzschmar

James Kennerley, 33, who dreamed about playing on the city's organ while growing up in England, is expected to be named by the City Council on Monday. James Kennerley would be Portland's 11th municipal organist in the Kotzschmar Organ's 105-year history. Staff photo by Derek Davis James Kennerley

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 19:13:53

Portland joins nationwide lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

The move the City Council ensures that the city would be entitled to a portion of any settlement stemming from the legal action against the makers of prescription painkillers. The Portland City Council voted unanimously - and without discussion - Monday to join a nationwide lawsuit against opioid

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 22:52:21

Portland adopts 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Portland city councilors have voted unanimously to recognize "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on the second Monday of every October, instead of Columbus Day. (WGME) PORTLAND (WGME) -- Columbus Day for Portland and Brunswick will also now be known as "Indigenous Peoples' Day." City and town councilors voted

WGME - 2017-09-18 19:31:08

Animal rights groups rally to ban exotic animal shows in Portland

Animal rights advocates rallied at city hall in Portland to encourage city councilors to ban wild and exotic animal traveling acts from coming to the city. (WGME) PORTLAND (WGME) -- Animal rights advocates rallied at city hall in Portland to encourage city councilors to ban wild and exotic animal tr

WGME - 2017-09-18 18:32:06

New Portland man faces multiple charges after truck is found abandoned in river

NEW PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A man from New Portland was arrested Sunday after his truck was found stuck in the Carrabassett River without its plates. A Somerset County Sheriff's deputy responded Sunday morning to a report of a maroon Chevy pickup in the water, about 200 feet from the shore n

WCSH - 2017-09-18 19:00:14