Stories about Portland

News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

 
The city of Portland is part of a new national program with the U.S. Forest Service.

If federal agents come knocking, they may just want to count your trees

By CBS 13 on July 19, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
The city of Portland is part of a new national program with the U.S. Forest Service.

Kids’ Get Out + Play Day

By Bill Yeo on July 19, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.

Hydraulic problem diverts Portland aircraft to Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 18, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
A Delta airplane that took off from Portland heading to Detroit was diverted Tuesday afternoon to Bangor International Airport.
CORINTH, MAINE -- 05/01/2015 -  A Cornith man takes a dose of Suboxone, May 1, 2015. A recent investigation by Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME has found that Suboxone is the top contraband item that officials intercept in Maine jails.

Prescription opioids the top contraband item intercepted at Maine jails, report finds

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
Authorities say Suboxone strips have been found in between sheets of cardboard and in the folds of envelopes slipped to inmates in Maine jails.
Former gubernatorial candidate, Eliot Cutler (left) and University of Maine System Chancellor James Page.

Alfond Foundation offers $7.5 million boost for Maine graduate center

By Nick McCrea on July 18, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
It would be the largest private gift to a project involving multiple campuses in the system’s history.

Facebook Live and Instagram Stories – Social Media Breakfast Maine

By Jessica Wallace on July 18, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.

National Science Foundation grant funds SMCC research fellowships

By Clarke Canfield on July 18, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.

Tamara Risser Joins Sevee & Maher Engineers

By Lydia Howes on July 17, 2017, at 4:28 p.m.

Children’s Hour: Story & Craft for Kids

By Joyce Mongeau on July 17, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
The Portland Press Herald and Maine Today Media offices in One City Center in Portland.

Owner of Portland Press Herald to purchase Lewiston Sun Journal

By Darren Fishell on July 17, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
The owner of the Portland Press Herald and a chain of midcoast newspapers has reached a deal to buy the assets of the Lewiston Sun Journal and its affiliated papers.

Interactive Art Expo at the Yarmouth Clam Festival

By Artascope at bec on July 17, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF_CBT)

By Steve Nesky on July 17, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.

Teens from New York, Tennessee arrested for Portland store robbery

By Seth Koenig on July 17, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
The teenagers allegedly entered the Cumberland Farms store at 49 Pine St. just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks and armed with handguns, then threatened the clerk and demanded money.
A Windham home was heavily damaged after a fire Monday morning.

Windham home heavily damaged after fire

By CBS 13 on July 17, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
A Windham home was heavily damaged after a fire Monday morning.

Environment Maine recognizes Congresswoman Pingree for environmental advocacy

on July 17, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
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John Poor’s railway

By Troy R. Bennett on July 17, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
A seaplane crashed into Brandy Pond in Naples Saturday afternoon.

Pilot uninjured in Naples pond crash

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
The pilot of a small Cessna that crashed into Brandy Pond in Naples on Sunday afternoon was not injured.
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.

Undocumented Mainers eligible for in-state tuition at UMaine schools

By Jake Bleiberg on July 15, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Last school year, of the roughly 29,000 students in the University of Maine System’s seven schools, there were 13 students throughout the who had chosen to disclose their DACA status.
Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland.

Secret Service opens investigation into Maine state rep’s anti-Trump tirade

By Jake Bleiberg on July 14, 2017, at 5:24 p.m.
The United States Secret Service has opened up an investigation into a Facebook rant made by Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if got close enough to him.
The city of Portland’s pilot program to help panhandlers find work needs donations.

Portland seeking donations to help pay panhandlers

By CBS 13 on July 14, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
In the program, panhandlers earn money for cleaning up public areas the city normally doesn’t have time to get to.