The Bon-Ton retail store at the Maine Mall in South Portland.

Maine Mall department store to close, offers severance to 55 employees

BDN staff reports on June 13, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
The Bon-Ton department store at the Maine Mall in South Portland will close in August.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Maine youth prison lays off nearly half its teachers

By Jake Bleiberg on June 13, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
Layoffs at Maine’s juvenile prison have left the school that serves its young inmates without qualified teachers for a number of subjects.
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Frank Modoc

By Troy R. Bennett on June 13, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
Several Cumberland County Jail employees are demanding better safety at the jail.

Cumberland County Jail workers demand better safety

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
The union is asking for better working conditions, as well as better benefits, specifically retirement benefits.

Five ways to spend Father’s Day on Casco Bay

on June 13, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
If you haven’t already made plans with your dad, you should consider spending a day on the bay! What dad wouldn’t want to enjoy the holiday soaking up the sunshine among the Calendar Islands? Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or a new activity to share with your father, Casco Bay has something for everyone.
Mark Gatti of Mark's Hotdogs waits for a customer on Monday morning at the corner of Middle and Exchange Streets in Portland. Gatti opened his cart 34 years ago this week.

How a 34-year-old hot dog cart has survived Portland’s fancy food explosion

By Kathleen Pierce on June 13, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
“The mayor gave me the keys to the city on my 25th anniversary,” says the friendly hot dog vendor. “I think my wife lost them.”

Canadians aren’t saying ‘aboot.’ But what they are saying is much stranger

on June 12, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
From Atlas Obscura: “This is an exclusively Canadian sound, one that the vast majority of Americans not only don’t use where Canadians use it, they don’t use it at all. It’s completely foreign.”
Crews in Portland battled a fire and the heat Monday on Sherwood Street. (WGME)

Off-duty firefighter takes on Portland blaze with garden hose

By CBS 13 on June 12, 2017, at 4:52 p.m.
Portland’s deputy fire chief told WGME, CBS 13, that quick-thinking was a huge help, giving crews a head start when they arrived on the scene soon after.

New England Patriots donate $10,000 to Portland woman’s group

on June 12, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
“We wanted to show our appreciation for these outstanding community advocates and offer our support to the causes that are so near and dear to their hearts.”

Portland man wins second Tony Award for work on Broadway

on June 12, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
“I don’t think of Portland as being off the national grid. I think of Portland as a dot in a matrix of dots that represent what is happening in theater in the U.S.”

This Indian warrior, turned Quaker pacifist, died trying to get home to his son

on June 12, 2017, at 8:19 a.m.
He wanted to see his son, Elwood, before he died. He was the only family Modoc had left. His wife and two other children had already succumbed to disease.

Limington man, 29, dies in Baldwin crash

By CBS 13 on June 11, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.
Speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash.

Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards warning, effective through Saturday evening, for coastal Hancock and Washington counties as well as the midcoast and southwest regions of the state.

Be careful if you’re out on the water today, weather service warns

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Warmer air temperatures in the 60s and low 70s on land may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water temperatures, which currently are in the 40s.

Here are 5 events to catch during the Pride Portland festival

on June 09, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
A baseball game, a documentary, a cruise, an island barbecue and, of course, the big parade.

This must be what yachting is like

on June 09, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
Even with an abundance (relatively speaking) of power, there are still some things we just can’t do. One of them is to heat water with an electric water heater. Before I get into the nitty gritty of our situation, I’ll give you a spoiler: we have found a way to make hot water with little electricity or fuel. It is incredible. We now have electricity, refrigeration, and hot showers. This must be what yachting is like!
Ed and Gloria Gallant of Portland have been married for more than 60 years. They work out three times per week and volunteer four days per week. On Wednesday, their friends at their favorite gym threw them a surprise birthday party.

Gym class surprises active couple for their 90th birthday

By CBS 13 on June 09, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
They attend the class at the Portland gym three times per week and volunteer four days per week.
Maine Medical Center, the state's largest hospital and a facility in the MaineHealth system.

MaineHealth advances plan to consolidate all member hospitals

By Lindsay Tice on June 09, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
The move has the potential to affect hundreds of thousands of Mainers.

A paddle across Highland Lake is worth the wait in traffic

on June 09, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
Highland Lake covers 623 acres and straddles Falmouth, Westbrook and Windham. At its deepest, there’s 67 feet of water.

Maine Medical Center adds a building in Westbrook

on June 08, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
The hospital will consolidate its electronic medical record-keeping systems and administrative offices currently scattered around eight different locations.