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Woodford's Corner in Portland.

Portland construction expected to cause significant traffic delays

By CBS 13 on Aug. 10, 2017, at 7:47 p.m.
The project will focus on Woodford’s Corner and the section of Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Embattled Maine youth prison hires new superintendent

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:03 p.m.
Caroline Raymond, the chief executive officer of Day One, has accepted the position of Superintendent at the Long Creek Youth Development Center.
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How the city went back in time to solve its upcoming ballot problem

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 5:32 p.m.
A lot of Greater Portland news to go over tonight.
The United States Coast Guard recovered a body off the coast of Maine on Thursday.

Coast Guard recovers dead body off Maine coast

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 10, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
The body was found approximately 15 nautical miles off the coast of Kennebunkport.
The Portland City Hall clock tower is shown in this Bangor Daily News file photo.

One error may correct another in Portland referendum snafu, city says

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 10, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.
City staff believe that a newly discovered legal error from 2011 may allow them to overcome another mistake that came to light earlier this week.
A body was recovered Thursday from Portland Harbor.

Body recovered from Portland Harbor

By CBS 13 on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
The death does not appear to be suspicious.
A woman from Florida, who has a summer home in Harrison, and a police cruiser driven by a Cumberland County Sheriff's Office deputy collided on Thursday morning. Both vehicles were destroyed in the 9 a.m. collision, but neither driver suffered serious injuries, officials said.

Florida woman collides with Cumberland County cruiser

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12:25 p.m.
A woman from Florida sideswiped a Cumberland County deputy’s cruiser heading in the opposite direction, authorities said.
Maine State Representative and Bernie Sanders supporter Diane Russell cheers as she takes the stage on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016.

Former state representative launches Democratic bid for Maine governor

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12 p.m.
The Democratic primary race to replace Gov. Paul LePage in 2018 attracted a seventh contender Thursday when former four-term state Rep. Diane Russell of Portland announced her candidacy.
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Be an Olympic medalist without leaving the couch. Really.

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
Also in the latest edition of The Express newsletter, a new housing project for Parkside.
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Warm water and warm memories at this easy paddling spot close to Portland

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
We watched double-flippers come off a long rope swing as they plunged into the water over and over.
Supporters stand with a Fair Rent Portland sign.

Groups seeking Portland referendums to protest city ballot mistake

By CBS 13 on Aug. 09, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
Activists who submitted thousands of signatures to Portland’s city hall over rent control say they are not giving up their fight.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland in 2015.

State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Portland police may enforce Maine’s noise ordinance against protesters outside Planned Parenthood’s Portland clinic, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said.
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One Portland baby, 33 park vacations

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter: A Boston Celtics player is coming to Portland, and where locally you can get special glasses to watch the eclipse.
The sun sets on the Portland skyline.

Dead body found in Portland’s West End neighborhood

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 08, 2017, at 11:09 a.m.
Police believe the man may have been a jogger based on what he was wearing.
With a solar eclipse anticipated in the United States in a month, NASA warns that not all solar eclipse viewing glasses are safe.

Portland library hands out free glasses for watching the eclipse

By CBS 13 on Aug. 08, 2017, at 10:05 a.m.
Library staff members said it’s a fun way for Mainers to enjoy the natural world.
Portland City Hall is reflected in the windows of a building across Congress Street.

Clerk mistake will keep citizens’ initiatives off the November ballot

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 07, 2017, at 6:27 p.m.
The city clerk had set Monday as the deadline to submit signatures for referendums, but a city spokeswoman said that there is not enough time for the questions to go through the requisite process.
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Just one more example of how coffee saves lives

on Aug. 07, 2017, at 5:01 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter: Why today’s adolescents are more mentally in danger even if they’re physically safer than ever before.
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Volunteers with Fair Rent Portland delivered 2,500 petition signatures to City Hall — a thousand more than needed to qualify for the ballot.

Portland rent control question gets one step closer to ballot

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Aug. 07, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.
Volunteers with Fair Rent Portland delivered 2,500 petition signatures to City Hall — a thousand more than needed to qualify for the ballot.
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When a woman making coffee saved a family from drowning

on Aug. 07, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
When the 20 million gallon Munjoy Hill reservoir burst, the ensuing torrent destroyed two houses and killed four people.
Le Grand Bleu, a massive yacht owned by Russian-American oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler, sits anchored near Fort Gorges in Portland Harbor on Monday morning. The yacht is 371 feet long.

Russian-born oil tycoon’s yacht, one of the world’s largest, anchored in Portland Harbor

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 07, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
Le Grand Bleu, one of the world’s largest yachts, is anchored in Portland Harbor near the historic island Fort Gorges.