Stories about Portland

News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

 
Treatment and substance abuse recovery programs in Maine are struggling to keep up with demand. A unique program offered at a Portland yoga studio is helping to fill the gap, connecting the mind and body to treat the root causes of the problem.

Maine yoga studio helps recovering addicts

By Kim Block, CBS 13 on May 25, 2016, at 10:12 p.m.
Treatment and substance abuse recovery programs in Maine are struggling to keep up with demand. A unique program offered at a Portland yoga studio is helping to fill the gap, connecting the mind and body to treat the root causes of the problem.

Westbrook superintendent to visit MDI as job candidate

By Bill Trotter on May 25, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | A leading candidate for the position of superintendent of the Mount Desert Island school system is expected to make a daylong visit to the island on Thursday, according to information posted on the system’s website. Marc Gousse, a Navy veteran, is superintendent of schools in Westbrook, …
URBAN EYE

Goodbye Margaritas, hello ‘adult milk shakes’ and burgers

on May 25, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
BRBG Bar is expected to open on Brown Street in late August.
SETH AND THE CITY

The 10 cities in America that love Portland the most

on May 25, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
A lot of Texans like Greater Portland.

Ceramics Pop-up Shop

By Nancy Walker on May 25, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Friday, June 10, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, June 11, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, June 12, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, June 16, 2016 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Friday, June …
STEED

LePage joining the transgender bathroom lawsuit only hurts Maine’s image

on May 25, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Is this how we’re trying to attract new investment into the state? New businesses? New talent? By doubling down on our commitment to dragging our heels into modernity? You know how Maine is having a great brand moment right now? Its legal challenge to the Obama Administrations directive on trans …
Charles D. Marchese, PLS

Sebago Technics Announces Key Employee Promotions

By Jessica Jamison on May 25, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Sebago Technics, a Maine-based, engineering consulting firm, announced two recent promotions within its Survey/GIS discipline. Matthew W. Ek, PLS was promoted to the position of Director of Survey/GIS Advancement. Matt has 27+ years of survey experience and has been with Sebago Technics since 1994. As Director …
Xavier Botana

Portland Board of Education approves Xavier Botana as next school superintendent

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
He will start serving as Portland’s superintendent on July 1.

Sea Dogs snap three-game losing streak

on May 25, 2016, at 12:46 a.m.
HARRISBURG, Pa. —The Portland Sea Dogs got even in a four-game series with the Harrisburg Senators, winning 5-4 on Tuesday night at FNB Field in an Eastern League baseball game in front of 2,787 fans. Portland snapped a three-game losing streak and ended Harrisburg’s seven-game win streak. Keith Couch (3-0) …
FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT

Portland’s decision making process is awful and disempowering. It’s time for a change

on May 25, 2016, at 12:32 a.m.
There is an international, multi-faceted movement under way that will soon dramatically transform things at City Hall. We need to be part of it.

Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting & 10th Birthday Celebration

By Emily Broadbent on May 24, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Monday, June 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox Street, Portland, Maine For more information: facebook.com/events/200290450364280/ From 6-7 p.m. there will be plenty of great conversation, snacks (on us), and delicious Rising Tide Beer (on you). From 7-7:30 p.m. we will catch you …
Maine State Police say a Portland man is in critical condition after his vehicle was struck head-on Monday night on Interstate 295 in South Portland.

Portland man in critical condition after South Portland crash

By CBS 13 on May 24, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
A Portland man is in critical condition after his vehicle was struck head-on Monday night on Interstate 295 in South Portland, according to Maine State Police.

Portland Psychiatrist Earns National Recognition for WMPG’s Safe Space Radio

By Maggie Murphy on May 24, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
PORTLAND — Psychiatrist Dr. Anne Hallward has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Women in Psychiatry’s Jeanne M. Spurlock Social Justice Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding work of one psychiatrist on behalf of marginalized people to tell their stories, improve their lives and advocate for their …
Fire trucks, ambulances and hazmat crews at the scene of an ammonia leak on Milliken Street in Portland.

Portland street shut down due to ‘serious’ ammonia leak

By CBS 13 on May 24, 2016, at 8:24 a.m.
Several fire trucks, ambulances, and hazmat crews are on scene.

Senators tip Sea Dogs for seventh straight win

on May 23, 2016, at 10:21 p.m.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — The Harrisburg Senators won their seventh straight game, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 6-5 on Monday night in an Eastern League baseball series opener at FNB Field. Portland had two leads and 11 hits, but lost their third straight game. With the Sea Dogs leading 5-4 entering …

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture: Keith Edmier, Sculptor

By Nancy Walker on May 23, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Monday, July 18, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-775-3052; meca.edu Keith Edmier has evolved his artistic process into one that intertwines his own personal narrative with historical personalities, architectural simulations, and botanical wonders. He has directly …

Art All Around Public Workshop Presented by Maine Center for Creativity

By Broadreach Public Relations on May 23, 2016, at 4:20 p.m.
Friday, May 27, 2016 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Blue Note Park, 848 Main Street, Westbrook, ME For more information: 207-730-0199; mainecenterforcreativity.org/ Join the Maine Center for Creativity for their upcoming Art All Around Public Workshop this Friday afternoon at Blue Note Park in Westbrook. The open-to-the-public collaborative art …

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture: Lori Nix, Photographer

By Nancy Walker on May 23, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
Monday, July 11, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-775-3052; meca.edu Lori Nix was born in the late 1960’s and raised in the American Midwest. Her early exposure to the destructive powers of Mother Nature and Hollywood …
Sarah Franklin of Portland holds a sign in support of Planned Parenthood at a rally in Portland's Monument Square on Tuesday. The noontime event was part of the group’s nationwide campaign to beat back criticism from congressional Republicans who have have called for potentially shutting down the government to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

A timeline of the dispute over Planned Parenthood demonstrations in Portland

By Seth Koenig on May 23, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Protests, counter-protests, lawsuits and countersuits have been going on since at least 2012.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland, Nov. 13, 2015.

Judge rules in favor of Maine abortion protester

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
A federal judge Monday ordered police to stop enforcing a state law intended to protect women receiving reproductive services from the shouts of abortion protesters outside.