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Portland, Maine is located in Cumberland County. Zip codes in Portland, ME include 04109, 04122, and 04124. The median home price in Portland is $298,000. More Portland information.

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18 min ago | National Fisherman

Shucks in flux

This week, John Hathaway , owner of Shucks Maine Lobster in Richmond, inched a few steps closer to finalizing the construction of a new lobster processing facility on the Portland waterfront.

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3 hrs ago | The Hill

Possible Portland-Montreal pipeline reversal concerns NH lawmakers

New Hampshire's congressional delegation is urging the State Department to thoroughly review any proposal by the operator of the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line to use it carry oil from Canada's oil sands to the United States.

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4 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Environmental Merit Awards given to four Maine recipients

Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho presented the federal Environmental Protection Agency EPA's annual Environmental Merit Awards to four Maine recipients.

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8 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

8 Things You Need To Know on Wednesday, April 23

A lobster processing facility is looking to open up a new plant along Portland's waterfront, and some families will be seeing their property tax credits double.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Road crews go full tilt into spring cleanup projects

Most public works departments are getting a late jump on cleaning streets and fixing potholes this spring because of the longer-than-usual winter, as WMTW News 8's Aly Myles reports.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Teenagers clean up graffiti around Portland

LUCKILY - SOME KIDS ARE CLEANING UP THE STREETS OF PORTLAND. THIS IS "JOE" FROM SCARBOROUGH... HARD AT WORK WITH A HIGH PRESSURE HOSE TODAY ON FREE STREET.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Counterfeit $100 bill discovery at Maine Mall leads to NY man's arrest

Police say Andrew Cupidore gave four teenaged girls the fake bills to use at the Maine Mall on Monday night.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Portland planning board reviewing proposed lobster processing facility on Maine State Pier

The location is currently home to the "Whaling Wall," but those in the lobster industry say a plant is needed closer to home.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine elver dealer: Season starts late with lower prices, 'saner' system

Elvers squirm in a bucket outside the Delaware Valley Fish Company in Portland on Monday as they are delivered by truck from Waldoboro.

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Travel World News

Nova Star Cruises Begins Accepting Reservations for Nova Scotia to Maine Ferry

Tourists can now make reservations to travel aboard Nova Star, the brand new, 161-metre cruise-ferry, that will make daily roundtrip crossings between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine starting May 15, 2014.

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Bangor Daily News

NY man arrested at Maine Mall faces forgery, child endangerment charges

A New York City man is facing multiple charges after allegedly bringing four Big Apple juveniles to the Maine Mall for the purpose of passing counterfeit cash, police said.

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Bangor Daily News

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Josh Christie

Josh Christie is an independent bookseller, outdoors columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram , and author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland .

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Roy Exum: Sunday's Smoke Signals

Easter Sunday, just passed, was on April 20 this year and at 4:20 in the afternoon - Colorado time - there appeared a huge harsh-smelling cloud of acrid smoke that billowed in the air fully across the state.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine's first virtual charter school needs 200 applications to open next year

The first virtual charter school authorized by the Maine Charter Commission is on schedule to open in 2014-15, though it needs to receive almost 200 more applications by August, according to an organizer of the school.

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Bangor Daily News

Rosemont Market & Bakery - Currant Scones

I strongly believe that the experience you have with food can be influenced by the environment you are in when you eat it.

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Herald Gazette

Sheep farm celebrates spring with open house

Owners Bruce and Wendy Reinemann raise mostly Katahdin sheep, a meat sheep that has hair instead of wool.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. man convicted in fatal NH explosion on trial in Maine

A Vermont man convicted of manslaughter in a fatal explosion at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant is being prosecuted on federal wire fraud charges in Maine.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine soldier takes bullet to chest to save fellow soliders

Sergeant Tim Gilboe made a split second decision to use his body to protect his fellow soldiers from enemy fire in Afghanistan.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Maine psychic Vicki Monroe stars in new TV show

Melissa Collins was skeptical when the producers of a new true-crime TV show called "Cell Block Psychic" called her about being in the debut episode.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine soldier killed in Iraq remembered 10 years later

Sgt. Christopher Gelineau was just one semester away from graduating from USM when he was killed while on tour in Iraq in 2004.

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