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The largest city in the state of Maine, Portland has a population of just over 66,000 people. Portland was originally the state's capital back in 1820, but it moved to Augusta just 12 years later. It was also the first state to pass a law prohibiting the sale of alcohol for recreational consumption. Several movies were filmed in Portland, including, "The Preacher's Wife," "The Man Without a Face," with Mel Gibson, and "Thinner," based on a book by Maine native Stephen King.
Local Newspapers: Portland Press Herald Courier
Local Sports Teams: Portland Sea Dogs, Portland Pirates
Local Colleges: State UniversityUniversity of Southern Maine, University of New England
Zip Codes associated with portland, maine: 04101, 04102, 04103, 04105, 04106, 04107, 04108, 04109, 04110
Towns/Cities near portland, maine : Westbrook, Stroudwater, Scarborough, Falmouth, Windham, Gorham, Cape Elizabeth, Yarmouth
The beauty of reviewing the same play two years apart in another state performed by a different Equity company is how the one work can be, well, different - even if its results mirror each other. And so with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end now passed, our ongoing American reflection of race, culture, religion, and war can be found in Portland Stage's rendition of Matthew Lopez's "The Whipping Man," - both an aesthetically beautiful play, and a thinking person's food to ameliorate the hunger of conscience.Portland leaders fire back at LePage claims of aid mismanagement
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan fires back against a LePage administration audit finding the city's General Assistance program violates state regulations at a press conference on Friday outside the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland. Sen. Justin Alfond and Portland Mayor Michael Brennan confer before a news conference on Friday outside the cityA's Oxford Street Shelter.Oklahoma firm wants to use South Portland rail yard for gas terminal
Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England. NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energy Partners LP , is proposing the facility, which would be constructed on top of what was once the railway turntable in the area between Main Street and Rumery Street.Water line break closes Portland Bureau of Motor Vehicles Friday
The Portland Bureau of Motor Vehicles office is closed Friday due to a water line break that has left the area without water. The office is located at 125 Presumpscot St., Unit 4. Exams or hearings scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, will be rescheduled.Halifax sea-level spike could hasten shore erosion, study finds
A new study from a group of U.S. scientists is raising concerns about the potential for extreme sea-level rises in Atlantic Canada in the years to come. Scientists at the University of Arizona and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in New Jersey looked at tide level records going back to 1920 along the east coast from Key West, Florida, all the way north to Newfoundland.Protected: The secret life of a public library security guard
Dana Bialek is an extrovert and morning person based in Portland, Maine. She's a recent graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and is gearing up to collect stories around breakfast tables - check out yolksandspokes.com .N.S. yet to get $3m promised by Nova Star owner
Michel Samson, the economic and rural development minister, said in November that ST Marine had committed to put $3 million toward the Nova Star ferry service, but that's yet to happen. The province is still trying to get a promised $3-million contribution from the owner of the Nova Star ferry.Even in Extreme Winter Weather, He Never Expected This to Happen to His Parked Car
Record snowfalls have pummeled much of New England but it's not just the white stuff that has residents concerned. Just ask Portland, Maine, resident and local bartender Adam Sousa, whose car was smashed by ice chunks measuring up to 4 feet and weighing as much as 100 pounds.Magician Norman Ng straight forward about life of illusion 0
By EMILY REILY Special to the Union Leader The first trick magician Norman Ng learned when he was 8 literally got the ball rolling for his career.South Portland may preserve controversial lot as open space
Members of Congregation Bet Ha'am, seen in the background, on Tuesday reminded the South Portland planning board the synagogue has first refusal over the sale of this city-owned lot at the corner of Westbrook and Main streets. The city wants to sell or lease the land for the construction of a new Dunkin' Donuts.Three arrested in South Portland prostitution sting
Arrested and charged with engaging a prostitute were Thomas Kahl, 64, of Vermont, Robinson Rich, 25, of Cape Elizabeth and Willard Putnam, 56, of Windham, according to Webster. The sergeant said the purpose of the operation was to target customers of prostitutes.Portland examining affordable housing options
The city of Portland is looking at ways to make housing more affordable. WMTW News 8's Courtney Sturgeon reports.Irish Flag Raising Over Portland
Join us at 8:30 A.M. on the front steps of the Maine Irish Heritage Center to walk through the old Irish neighborhood to Harborview Park, where the Irish flag will be raised in honor of our heritage. Coffee, tea & Irish soda bread will be served at the MIHC from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.American Glory 10 Night Eastern Seaboard Cruise from Portland, MEDepart Portland, ME
Offering primarily one-week cruises between Maine and Florida, the American Glory carries 49 passengers and was completed in 2002.Author uses photos to show off Portland, past and present
WMTW News 8's Steve Minich talks to John Moon, author of the book "City by the Sea II" that features past and present pictures of Portland for the latest "Made in Maine." A COUPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF NET WEEK.Book looks at Portland's history through pictures
The city of Portland has seen a lot of changes over the centuries, but many things have stayed the same. Photographer and author John Moon has documented it all in a coffee table book called City By The Sea II.Controversy over Pledge of Allegiance at South Portland High School
A controversy is brewing in South Portland over the Pledge of Allegiance. Senior class leaders at South Portland High School want their classmates to know that saying the pledge is optional.
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