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New owner hopes lure customers at iconic Al’s Goldfish company

Mike Lee is trying to reintroduce that fishing lure — and other new products — to a fishing clientele who might view it as the next big (new?) thing.

Berwick police investigating drug-related home invasion

Berwick police are looking for suspects in an armed home invasion.
The former Sisters of Mercy convent in Portland, commonly known as the Motherhouse, is proposed for redevelopment into senior housing.

Historic Portland convent cleared for redevelopment after judge throws out lawsuit

A Cumberland County justice ruled in favor of the redevelopment of a former convent after neighbors of the property sued to block the project.   In …
Garrett Brown is pictured in his room at the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston, June 28, 2013.

At the One Life Project in Bangor, help stop more drug overdose deaths

“If this changes one kid’s life, saves one kid from being in jail, saves his family the pain of seeing him go through it, saves one kid from overdosing and dying, then all that I’ve done hasn’t been in vain.” — Garrett Brown

Greater Portland Landmarks’ 2016 Historic House Gala!

Friday, June 10, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: The West Mansion, 181 Western Promenade, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-5561; Presenting Greater …
Jean Hoffman, who founded Putney, a pet pharmaceutical firm in Portland, left the company after it was purchased by Dechra Pharmaceuticals.

Putney’s new owner cuts one-third of staff in Portland

The London-based buyer of Portland pet pharmaceutical startup Putney has laid off about one-third of the company’s 60 employees after closing the $200 million acquisition one week ago.
Four Thornton Academy sophomores (class of 2018) from Saco competed at the 2016 WorldQuest National Competition for high school students in Washington D.C. and placed 8th out of 49 teams. Left to right: Vincent Falardeau, Ethan Nadeau, Owen Hey, and Amber Coxen.

Thornton Academy Wins 8th Place in the 2016 National WorldQuest Competition, Held in Washington, D.C.

Thornton Academy placed 8th in the nation at the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition for high school students, hosted by the World …
Sarah Maxwell, a fifth grade teacher at South Portland's Skillin Elementary School, stands at the International Marine Terminal in Portland while talking about a program in which her students learn about maritime trade.
CBS 13

New program aims get South Portland fifth-graders ‘fascinated’ by maritime trade

“I think there’s so much in fifth grade that they really don’t know about ‘What are their opportunities?’ and ‘How do we connect here in Portland, Maine, with the rest of the world?’”
Dr. Catherine Krouse

Falmouth doctor cuts ties with insurance companies

A Falmouth doctor is done with insurance companies, and believes her model of care will keep patients healthier.
State Rep. Diane Russell, at mic, flanked by fellow state Rep. Ben Chipman, in blue at left, and Senate candidate Charles Radis, in blue at right.

State lawmakers enter the fray of Portland clinic, budget controversy

And here’s what’s happened in this story so far.
2016 Mrs. Maine America Contestants

Pageant set to crown 40th Mrs. Maine America

Saturday, May 7, 2016 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine For more information: 207-318-6095; …
Darling Marine Center research scientist Dr. Rick Wahle at the center’s campus on the Damariscotta River in Walpole.

Fishery watches the ‘creep into Maine’ of lobster shell disease

“We still have very low levels in comparison to southern New England.”
Cory Lyons

Police: Arundel man stole car, overdosed, crashed at Papa John’s and was revived by Narcan

A man who allegedly overdosed on opioids and crashed into a car at the Papa John’s in Biddeford Tuesday night was administered Narcan by rescue personnel before being arrested for car theft and outstanding warrants.

Boston Bus Trip: Research & Explore the City

Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; Join Maine …

Curator Tour: Down the Allagash

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077741822; Join MHS …

Coast Guard vessel tows disabled fishing boat to safety

A disabled fishing boat was safely towed to shore Wednesday by a Coast Guard vessel 90 miles off Portland.

Ocean Renewable Power Co. receives national award for operational excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Hydropower Association has announced Ocean Renewable Power Company’s RivGen® Power System Commercialization Project …

Portland Sports

Strong start propels Fightin Phils by Sea Dogs

PORTLAND | The Reading Fightin Phils jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back, taking game one of their three-game series with …
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