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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 $274,000. More Portland information.

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Left Bank brings Strout to town

Continuing its 10th anniversary summer series, Left Bank Books will welcome Elizabeth Strout for a talk and signing Saturday, Aug. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the First Church of Belfast, diagonally across Church Street from Left Bank Books.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Bangor-born researcher looks outside governments to solve looming global food crisis

Jonathan Foley, a Bangor native, said the state's natural beauty was part of what inspired his early interest in science and that the state is a leader in agricultural innovations.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case

A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine Heritage Policy Center honors DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, smiles as the crowd applauds in Portland on Tuesday where she was honored by the state's pre-eminent conservative think tank, the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

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Bangor Daily News

Yarmouth council endorses commuter bus service to Portland

The service, proposed at a June meeting in Freeport , would be a morning and evening commuter run with stops in Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth and Freeport.

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Bangor Daily News

Plan for Portland neighborhood includes historic district protection, new building codes

Combine five working groups, five goals, six vision statements, 13 principles and 14 critical actions, and the sum is the draft for creating a sustainable, mixed-use India Street neighborhood.

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Bangor Daily News

Third annual Dam Jam Festival brings big names, Maine bands alike to Oxford County

Denmark is a town of about 1,200 in Oxford County, about 6 miles from the Maine-New Hampshire border and about 35 miles north of Portland.

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Boston.com

Nova Star Facing Early Financial Challenges

The 528-foot, $165 million Nova Star ferry dwarfs the city of Portland's fire boat as it prepares to leave Portland, Maine, on its first commercial run to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in May. Robert F. Bukaty/AP The Nova Star ferry service, offering travelers a route from Portland, Maine to Nova Scotia, appears to have hit rough waters early on.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

StamfordPlus.com

WSHU Public Radio Group Names Sarah M. Wolcheski Membership Associate

The WSHU Public Radio Group announced the appointment of Sarah M. Wolcheski as Membership Associate.

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Herald Gazette

24 Meadow Avenue

Charming Great Diamond Island furnished cottage w/ 4 BRs, 2 BA, traditional douglas fir interior, wraparound & screened porches, amazing panoramic water views & sunsets towards City skyline.

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Bangor Daily News

LePage's bottom-of-the-pack economy offers little to brag about

Mainers everywhere are talking about the economy. Whether at a coffee shop or a party, nearly everyone has something to say about the state of our economy.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

8 Things You Need To Know on Monday, July 28

Police are investigating what appears to be a case of deadly domestic violence in Saco, a top Democrat is in Portland for a rally and you'll soon be able to choose your hotel room using your smartphone.

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The Washington Post

Maine family of five found dead in apartment

Kristi Harkins watches police activity at an apartment complex where five members of a family, including three children, were found dead Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Saco, Maine.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Examiner.com

New Music Alert, Mark Erelli to release Master Album of Bill Morrissey songs

In life, the moments when "it all comes together" sneak up on you. For singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mark Erelli, that moment happened one random afternoon in his basement studio.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Boston Herald

Editorial: Tarring a Maine pipeline

As they have so often elsewhere, unjustified environmental fears and hysteria have triumphed in South Portland, Maine, where the City Council voted last week to forbid the export of crude oil from the city's port.

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Capital Weekly

126 Stroudwater Road

Desirable Stroudwater 3 BR, 2.5 Bath contemporary home with separate 1 BR, 1 Bath single level in-law apartment in an amazing location on a well-landscaped .69 A lot at end of cul-de-sac abutting Fore River Sanctuary.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Crews battling blaze at Sappi mill in Westbrook

Crews from several southern Maine fire departments are at the scene of a fire at the Sappi Fine Paper's Westbrook mill, a fire department dispatcher confirmed Friday evening.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

New medical marijuana law explained

The Wellness Connection of Maine hosted an informational session at the Portland Public Library on Friday to better acquaint nurse practitioners with the new law that allows nurse practitioners to certify patients to use medical marijuana.

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Bangor Daily News

Train barn opponents, Downeaster official clash at Thursday meeting

A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster.

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CBC News

N.S. gives $21M to Nova Star, says more money may be coming

The ferry between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth ran at about 10 per cent of its capacity in June, according to the latest numbers from the City of Portland.

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