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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 $294,900. More Portland information.

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Yarmouth eyes first property tax rate cut in decades, but sewer fees will likely soak up savings

Yarmouth residents could see the property tax rate decrease by about 1.5 percent in fiscal 2015, the first property tax reduction in decades.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Cape Elizabeth bans smoking in Fort Williams Park

The Cape Elizabeth Town Council voted 6-1 Monday night to ban smoking and tobacco products from the popular seaside park, home to the iconic lighthouse.

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The Chronicle Herald

New ferry Nova Star arrives in Yarmouth

Students brave heavy winds as they wait for the arrival of the new passenger ferry Nova Star in Yarmouth on Tuesday.

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Kennebec Journal

Cutler cites Skowhegan economic growth on campaign stop

ECONOMY: Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler displays a graph that illustrates Maine's lack of economic growth during a campaign stop Tuesday in Skowhegan.

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Bangor Daily News

Living Stations of the Cross in Spanish in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine - Living Stations of the Cross will be presented outside and spoken in Spanish at 3 p.m. Good Friday, April 18, at Sacred Heart/St.

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OregonLive.com

Four-time stroke survivor starts 3,780-mile walk to raise awareness of brain attacks

A Southern California man who has survived four strokes embarks Tuesday on his fourth long-distance walk to raise awareness of stroke.

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Bangor Daily News

Portland developer adds beer to golden shovels for groundbreaking at...

Thompson's Point Development Co. partner Jed Troubh and Portland City Manager Mark Rees chat after the groundbreaking April 11 for infrastructure at the Forefront at Thompson's Point.

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Bangor Daily News

Get Yourself Tested campaign in Portland area

This month marks the sixth annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign, a national campaign designed to promote sexual health and address the disproportionately high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, among young people under 25. The campaign is a collaborative effort of the American College Health ... (more)

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Bangor Daily News

A short list of some of the best Record Store Day 2014 releases

For music nerds, Record Store Day is one of the first things circled on the calendar when the new year rolls in.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Injured Mainer reflects on marathon bombings 1 year later

AND TODAY WILL ALSO BE AN EMOTIONAL ONE FOR OLD ORCHARD BEACH NATIVE KAREN MCWATTERS WHO LOST A LEG IN THE NATIVE KAREN MCWATTERS WHO LOST A LEG IN THE ATTACKS.

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Bangor Daily News

Suspected norovirus strikes another cruise ship

The start of Maine's cruise ship season is less than a month away, with the first scheduled to stop at Bar Harbor on May 5. The ships bring millions of dollars to Maine each summer in the form of passenger and cruise line spending, helping to support shops, services and restaurants in their ports of call - primarily Bar Harbor and Portland - and ... (more)

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Capital Weekly

Yarmouth | $795,000

Perhaps one of the finest private waterfront island parcels in southern Maine. This architecturally designed residence w/superior craftsmanship offers 2500' of waterfront combined with 3A and a dock.Timeless charm & just a short boat ride to the mainland.

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Bangor Daily News

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens is co-owner of Maine Beer Tours operating out of Portland, Maine. Mark and his wife and business partner, Nichole Stevens, are strong proponents of the "Buy Local" movement and work to incorporate local Maine businesses into every aspect of their tours.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Daily Democrat

UC Davis professor repeats history with Pulitzer

The first time historian Alan Taylor won a Pulitzer Prize, he had just returned to his office at UC Davis from a tennis match when the telephone started ringing with congratulations and interview requests.

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Bangor Daily News

Portland man faces federal charges after allegedly robbing CVS pharmacy

A Portland man faces federal robbery charges after police said he showed a CVS clerk what appeared to be a bomb and then stole a variety of narcotics from the Congress Street pharmacy Friday morning.

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Bangor Daily News

Pair arrested after allegedly stealing diamond necklace in Freeport,...

Two men who allegedly stole a $3,650 diamond necklace from Brown's Goldsmiths in Freeport on Friday afternoon were arrested on Route 1 after fleeing from police and striking two other vehicles before crashing.

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The Kansas City Star

Parentsa white lies are a time-honored tradition

Generally speaking, mom Shannon McCormick loves fruits and vegetables and wants to pass that on to her 4-year-old, but her resolve is tested when she encounters her plump, red nemesis: the tomato.

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Herald Gazette

McLean to teach Maine Media workshop

Patrisha McLean will teach a weekend workshop on the art of photographing children Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at Maine Media Workshops + College.

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Examiner.com

Lincoln's last Cabinet meeting -- April 14, 1865

We know of Mr. Lincoln's morning schedule from a letter dated April 16, 1865 and written by John P. Usher to his wife.

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Daily Kos

True Believer

I will tell you, Neal Dow was the worst type of politician - a true believer. If you travel long enough down any philosophical path you always reach the land of ad nauseum.

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