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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 $269,900. More Portland information.

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1 hr ago | National Fisherman

Rocket lobster

It's that time again. The time when Maine lobstermen forgo hauling traps for a day or two and steam to whatever harbor happens to be hosting a race that weekend.

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3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

South Portland city councilors give early approval to tar sands ban

The South Portland City Council listened to more than two hours of public comment from almost 70 residents, environmentalists, waterfront workers and oil industry representatives at the Community Center on Wednesday.

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5 hrs ago | Saveur.com

Saturday Morning Grocery Mile in Portland, Maine

When I fly back home to Portland, Maine, after some time away, I look down from the plane onto the beat-up fishing boats steaming in to this classic New England city's harbor, and I think: lobster and crab, striper and haddock, mussels and scallops, harvested just for me.

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13 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

South Portland City Council passes crude oil ordinance

The South Portland City Council passed an ordinance by a vote of 6-1 Wednesday night, banning the loading of crude oil onto ships in the city's port.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

TrekEarth

Life and Death

This shot was taken in Portland, Maine at the historic Western Cemetery, one of the city's oldest .

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Missing woman found safe and well in Waterford

Searchers found Ruth Brennan, 77, on Wednesday morning in the woods of Waterford.

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Bangor Daily News

Cancer survivor runs from Florida to Maine to share message of hope

Helene Neville, a nurse from Las Vegas, who is beating cancer, ran from Florida to Maine this month to honor those who have passed and promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Bangor Daily News

American Idol hopefuls line up in Portland

Zach Silk and Kayla Bannister belt out a song while waiting in line to audition for American Idol with hundreds of people on the Maine State Pier in Portland on Wednesday.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Volunteers asked to join search for missing woman

The Maine Warden Service is asking for more volunteers to help search for a missing 77-year-old woman in Waterford who has been missing since Monday.

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The Harbor Times Soup

Writing Workshop: Maine Romance Writers

The Carver Memorial Library Writers' Series will offer a writing workshop presented by two Maine romance writers on Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 pm.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine CDC warns of new mosquito disease

A WARNING FROM MAINE'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT A NEW MOSQUITO- BORNE ILLNESS... AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR TO FIND IT.

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Herald Gazette

Epic ballads, modern folk at Strand

American singer/songwriter and musician Anais Mitchell, described as the queen of modern folk music, will present her current "Child Ballads" release and tour, an award-winning collection of epic old Celtic and British Isles ballads, in collaboration with Jefferson Hamer Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Opening ... (more)

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TCA: NatGeo Documentary Looks At September 10, 2001

National Geographic Chanel announced this afternoon it will re-trace the day before the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon - or what it calls, "the last day of innocence," in a two hour documentary premiering Sunday, September 7, called 9/10: The Final Hours.

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Bangor Daily News

Food Buzz: Brewer's Brunch in Portland, new restaurant at Bangor casino

Hollywood Casino in Bangor is unveiling its new restaurant, Celebrity Bar & Grill, a sit-down eatery scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, July 9. The restaurant will feature an American bar-and-grill atmosphere and menu, including burgers, sandwiches, wings, appetizers, seafood, steak and pasta entrees.

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Common Dreams

'Big Oil Playbook' on Display in South Portland, Maine

Environmentalists in Maine worry that oil execs want to ship tar sands oil from Canada to the East Coast.

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OregonLive.com

Beer Camp Across America comes to Portland --- or at least, the beers do

Beer Camp Across America: Sierra Nevada's transcontinental beer festival includes a special mix pack, local tap takeovers, but no stop in Beervana... Beer Camp Across America: Sierra Nevada's traveling beer festival includes a 10-bottle, 2-can mix pack and three Portland tap takeovers, but the festival won't stop in Beervana... Beer Camp Across ... (more)

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Bangor Daily News

Evangelism, atheism on display in regular dueling demonstrations in Portland

Cory Tracy rolls his wheelchair to Congress Square Park and parks at his customary spot against a monolithic black utilities box.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

8 Things You Need To Know on Tuesday, July 8

Wardens are continuing their search for a missing Waterford woman, the tar sands vote in South Portland has been rescheduled and the state is now accepting applications for "any deer" permits.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Cutler supporters' lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Maine donation limits

Four supporters of independent Eliot Cutler's bid for governor filed a suit Monday in U.S. District Court over what they argue are inequities in Maine campaign finance laws.

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Bangor Daily News

Anti-abortion protesters to push ahead with lawsuit, despite repeal of Portland buffer zone

Anti-abortion activist Donna Hebert chats with Cha Cha Canady on Congress Street on June 27 at the edge of the buffer zone created around the entrance across the street to Planned Parenthood of New England.

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