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Portland condemns, vacates apartment building called ‘crack station’ by neighbors

It’s the first time the city has gone as far as having to condemn a building and evict tenants under the 29-year-old disorderly houses ordinance.
Fernando Martinez, 19, recently renewed his status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, allowing him to continue working in the United States and studying at the University of Southern Maine.

How Trump’s threats have struck fear in a Portland immigrant trying to make good

“So many people just have this mindset that if someone is an illegal immigrant they’ve done something bad. Instead of making assumptions, [I wanted them to] hear the story from someone who’s lived it.”
Men bow their heads facing east while Imam Younus Alfayyadh leads the prayers at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on as local Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, July 6, 2016.

Portland police increasing patrols after letter threatens city Muslims

City police are increasing security around Muslim gathering places during the final days of Ramadan after The Islamic Society of Portland received a threatening letter this week.
Bangor City Hall is seen Thursday.

Bangor and Portland can weather a state government shutdown, at least for a while

Bangor has a rainy day fund of approximately $10 million — enough to maintain services for about two months.
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ChoralArt Auditions for 2017-2018

Wind and heat made fighting Westbrook fire difficult, fire chief says

Firefighters battled flames Wednesday night in Westbrook.

Portland software firm sold to California investors in $125 million deal

A California investment firm has purchased Portland software company Certify in a $125 million deal.
Anthony Sanborn Jr.

Former FBI profiler says Portland murder may have been work of uncaught serial killer

Sanborn’s legal team hopes the serial killer theory helps convince the court Sanborn himself was not guilty.
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The MOFF Awards Show

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