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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 $264,900. More Portland information.

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7 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Tuesday Evening headlines from WMTW News 8

YOU'RE WATCHING NEWS-8 NOW, I'M TRACY SABOL. AND, I'M STEVE MINICH. THE HEAD OF MAINE'S C-D-C SAYS TESTING IS UNDERWAY TO CONFIRM A SUSPECTED CASE OF ENTEROVIRUS D-68.

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11 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

A farm-to-table neighborhood market emerges in South Portland

Ben Slayton, head butcher and co-owner of The Farm Stand operates a whole-animal butchery telling customers they can order any cut they like. All beef is 100 percent grass fed and are harvested from Maine farms.

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13 hrs ago | National Fisherman

Colorful lobsters land in traps

Maine harvesters have been catching plenty of lobsters for a number of years now. But recently some rare ones have found their way into lobstermen's traps.

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15 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Portland officer sued over arrest of Bar Harbor couple videotaping police action

A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against a city police officer on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who was arrested this past spring for videotaping police officers on a public street. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court in Ellsworth, according to a prepared statement released by the organization on Tuesday.

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18 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

8 Things You Need To Know for Tuesday, September 16th

A robbery suspect who caused a standoff in Camden is dead, firefighters in Portland knock down a three-alarm fire and President Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to help control the Ebola outbreak. Here are the 8 things you need to know on this Tuesday, September 16th.

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20 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Fire damages Portland apartment building

Fires battled a three-alarm fire at a Portland apartment building Tuesday morning. WMTW News 8's Norm Karkos reports.

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20 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Fire heavily damages apartment building on Deering Avenue in Portland

Firefighters continued to put out hotspots Tuesday morning on what was a three-alarm fire at the corner of Grant Street and Deering Avenue in Portland. When they arrived, firefighters found flames on all three floors of the building.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

News Minute: Here's the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press

Gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud says Maine must take advantage of telemedicine and support preventative care services that can reduce health care costs down the road. The Democrat's 10-part health care plan released today also includes expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which he has pledged to put forward on his first day in office, if elected.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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