Portland Info

Portland, Maine is located in Cumberland County. Zip codes in Portland, ME include 04109, 04122, and 04124. The median home price in Portland is $264,900. More Portland information.

Local Charities in Portland, ME

Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Portland News

Local news for Portland, ME continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

'Between a rock and a hard place': Portland's big gamble on undocumented immigrants

The city of Portland and the LePage administration have seemingly always had an uneasy relationship. As far back as 2011 , a member of Gov. Paul LePage's cabinet said the Republican administration wouldn't work with Portland - which has been ranked the most liberal city in Maine and consistently has eight Democrats and Greens among its nine city councilors - because the city was politically "against him."

Comment?

3 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Welfare lawsuit among topics for Portland City Council

Portland city councilors are expected to talk on Monday night about a lawsuit against the LePage administration directive that prohibits cities to provide general assistance to immigrants who cannot prove they're living in the United States legally. The city of Westbrook, along with the Maine Municipal Association, have also joined Portland in the lawsuit.

Comment?

5 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Busy week ahead as cruise ships dock in Portland

The city is expecting eight ships to call port this week, meaning big bucks for area businesses. WMTW News 8's Jim Keithley reports.

Comment?

6 hrs ago | The Free Press

Students, faculty demand BoT meeting to move back to USM

Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and women and gender studies, demanded that the board of trustees meeting be moved back to USM so affected faculty could have a say on the elimination of their programs Kent Ryden, the director of the American and New England studies, spoke about how he thought the program fit the 'metropolitan university' vision perfectly, explaining that most museums in Maine have had students of that program intern, staff or run them. Megan LaSala, senior women and gender studies major and active voice among Students for #USMFuture, speaks out against the board of trustees meeting's change of location.

Comment?

6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

'We need to think about people not as a collection of ailments':...

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid. Buy Photo Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud shakes hands with reporters after he unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid.

Comment?

9 hrs ago | Sun Journal

SMCC, UNE form partnership to aid transfer of credits

Southern Maine Community College and the University of New England are forming a partnership to allow students to transfer their credits. Leaders from both institutions are gathering Monday to sign 16 transfer agreements ensuring students can transfer seamlessly from Southern Maine Community College programs to programs at the University of New England.

Comment?

14 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

8 Things You Need To Know for Monday, September 15

The York County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible abduction in Limerick, SMCC and UNE are announcing a new partnership today and world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss strategies against Isis. Here are the 8 things you need to know on this Monday, September 15th.

Comment?

17 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Nova Star ferry finds winter work

Nova Star Cruises expects to announce this week details of winter work, something that's necessary for the cruise ship to be profitable in its first year. He also says there's no doubt that it'll return in the spring for its runs between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Comment?

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Portland Firefighters climb in footsteps of fallen first responders

The firefighters were joined by members of the public in climbing 110 flights of stairs to honor the first responders killed in New York City on 9/11 DAYS AFTER THE 13-TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11-TH.... MEMBERS OF "THE PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT" CLIMBED STAIRS... SHADOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF FIRST RESPONDERS. THE FIREFIGHTERS WERE JOINED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AS THEY CLIMBED THE STAIRS OF MONUMENT SQUARE TEN TIMES.

Comment?

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Milt Gross Book Review: 'And Grant You Peace' by Kate Flora

A problem with writing this review is that the book is not as it actually would be -- in publishable form. A label on the front cover states, "Advance uncorrected proof," and that makes it hard to imagine the ready- to-sell copy.

Comment?

WMTW-TV Auburn

Inaugural Green Fest spreads eco-friendly message

Portland is known as an eco-friendly city, and it was celebrated on Saturday in the inaugural Portland Green Festival. More than 50 vendors set up in Monument Square to educate about all things green.

Comment?

Forbes.com

Five Great Maine Lodgings Near Portland

I've been around the block -- as in 100 plus countries and seven continents -- from Antarctica to Zanzibar, and I'm here to share the best of my travels. Along the way I was managing editor of Travel Smart.

Comment?

KXVO

Two perfect days in Camden, Maine

Straight up, over ice, or frozen, daiquiris are just as good now as when Hemingway drank them. Of course, like many classics, the daiquiri is easy to make and easy to get wrong.

Comment?

The Chronicle Herald

Nova Star close to finalizing winter ferry route plans

The company, which operates a seasonal run between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, will release details about the winter route next week. "We're finalizing the details on a winter route and we expect to have more details next week," spokesman Dennis Bailey said in an interview from Portland on Friday.

Comment?

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Guiding Eyes for the Blind seeks people to raise puppies

STATEWIDE, Maine - The Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind is looking for people in the greater Portland and Augusta areas to take its pups into their hearts and homes for 14-16 months, teach basic skills and socialize these exceptional puppies. Puppy raisers receive ongoing local support every step of the way and free veterinary care.

Comment?

Boston.com

Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights Display Possible Tonight and Beyond

David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently is a meteorology professor at Framingham State College and teaches a January Program at Colby College.

Comment?

Bangor Daily News

USM group calls on system trustees to move meeting back to Portland

Kent Ryden, director of American and New England Studies program, speaks at a press conference on Friday calling for the September Board of Trustees meeting to be moved back to Portland. Buy Photo PORTLAND, Maine - A group that has protested budget cuts at the University of Southern Maine is calling on the University of Maine System's Board of Trustees to undo a site change and move its September meeting back to Portland.

Comment?

WMTW-TV Auburn

Portland police warn residents about home burglaries

PORTLAND POLICE ON HIGH ALERT THIS MORNING AFTER A RASH OF BURGLARIES IN THE CITY'S "WESTGATE" NEIGHBORHOOD. POLICE SAY THEY BELIEVE THE SAME PERSON IS ENTERING HOMES THROUGH UNLOCKED WINDOWS AND DOORS.

Comment?

WMTW-TV Auburn

On 13th anniversary of 9/11, Mainers remember fallen

Several Maine communities held ceremonies to remember the fallen on the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the wars that followed. VO 13 YEARS LATER... WE REMEMBER THE LIVES LOST AND THE SACRIFICES FIRST RESPONDERS AND FAMILIES MADE ON SEPTEMBER 11-TH, 2001.

Comment?

WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine duo shares tips for creative, healthy school lunches

WAY TO GET TO PORTLAND. WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING YOUR KIDS LUNCH FOR SCHOOL DO YOU SOMETIMES STRUGGLE..

Comment?

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••

Portland Jobs

•••