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 skyline of the eastern part of Portland could be changing dramatically if one local developer gets his way but not everyone is on board with the idea. Dozens of residents packed the council chambers.Portland's Press Hotel pushing to meet completion deadline
"We had a pretty clean slate to start with," developer Jim Brady said March 27 about converting the former Portland Press Herald building at 390 Congress St. to a 110-room hotel, expected to open by early May. A second-floor business suite was close to completion March 27 at the Portland Press Hotel at 390 Congress St. The hotel will feature 110 rooms, some connected to allow more space for families. PORTLAND, Maine - In a building where deadlines were once the norm, developer Jim Brady said workers are hustling to finish the new Press Hotel at 390 Congress St. "We are working seven days a week," he said as he led a tour of the 110-room, seven-story hotel that was once home to the Portland Press Herald newspaper.Catholic Charities to treat federal prisoners in Portland
Substance abuse and mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Maine expect new challenges as the nonprofit group begins counseling federal prisoners this week, but are eager to begin serving the new patients. "These are the people we work with.Portland school meeting, foster parents shortage: 8 things to know Tuesday
The public will get a second chance to weigh in on a proposal to change the start and end times of Portland public schools, DHHS says the state is in need of more foster parents and deadline day in negotiations with Iran. Here are the 8 things you need to know for Tuesday, March 31. THE FINAL FLOORS -- THE SUPER BOWL HAS BEEN THERE COUPLE OF TIMES AND THE FINAL FOUR.Camden National to buy Bank of Maine for $135 million
PORTLAND, Maine - The parent company of Camden National Bank has reached an agreement to purchase the Bank of Maine, a move that would give Camden 68 branches and a greater presence in Southern Maine In disclosures filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration, Camden reported the merger would give the bank 10.6 percent of deposits in the state, surpassing Bangor Savings parent Bangor Bancorp. Camden would gain 24 branches , primarily in Southern Maine and the Kennebec Valley.Future becomes shrimpers' focus
Shrimp fishermen gathered in Portland on Monday to meet with regulators to discuss what the future will be like once shrimp numbers have increased. The last two seasons have been canceled because of a drop in the shrimp population.Shoppers talk about approaching Portland bag fee
WMTW News 8's Courtney Sturgeon reports from Portland on grocery store customers getting ready for the city's shopping bag fee that is set to begin on April 15. The fee will charge 5 cents per plastic bag as part of an effort to reduce litter and increase recycling. OUT IF THE FIRES ARE RELATED.Doctor's Day marked Monday
A local doctor reflects on recent changes in medicine, such as gene therapy and imaging, on National Doctor's Day on Monday. Dr. David Langdon is the chief of radiology at Mercy Hospital in Portland.Monday Evening headlines from WMTW News 8
YOU'RE WATCHING MAINE'S TOTAL WEATHER AND NEWS, I'M TRACY SABOL AND, I'M STEVE MINICH... WHITEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE MOVING TO NEARBY CHELSEA ELEMENTARY AFTER A FIRE DAMAGED THEIR GYMNASIUM LAST WEEK. THIS IS THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR FIRE FROM A LIGHT FIXTURE FORCED THE SCHOOL TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE DOWN.Downeaster schedule changes and the Final Four: 8 Things You Need to Know Monday, March 30
Schedule changes for the Amtrak Downeaster take effect Monday, a meeting over Maine shrimp fishing and the Final Four is set. Here are the 8 Things You Need to Know for Monday, March 30, 2015.MDI couple to get money in settlement over wrongful arrest
A couple from Bar Harbor arrested last spring after recording video of local police will receive financial payment as part of a settlement with the officer who arrested them. The ACLU of Maine, which represented Sabatino Scattoloni and Jill Walker in the civil lawsuit filed against Officer Benjamin Noyes, Jr., announced the settlement in a prepared statement released Monday morning.Primus and Dinosaur Jr concert set for Thompson's Point in Portland in July
The State Theatre announced the next show in its new 2015 concert series at Thompson's Point, the new outdoor venue located on a peninsula in the Fore River. Legendary alt-rockers Primus and Dinosaur Jr. will perform on Monday, July 27. Tickets for the show, priced at $39.50 in advance and $45 the day of the concert, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 3 via statetheatreportland.com.Portland School holds annual auction at Ocean Gateway
Nearly 400 items were available for bidding at the auction, with the proceeds going to many different programs at the Longfellow Elementary School. EMERGE PROGRAM TO RUN FOR U.S. SENATE.BWW Reviews: Portland Players Gives Sensitive Reading of Boys Next Door
Portland Players has mounted a sensitive and thought-provoking production of Tom Griffin 's 1988 play, Boys Next Door , about four colorful residents of a group communal home and their social worker. Griffin's work deals perceptively and sympathetically with the limitations and hopes of his characters, their skewed realities and their often hilarious interactions.South Portland woman finds kidney donor in an unusual way
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - After weeks of being sick and not getting any better, Christine Royles took a trip to the doctor to find out what was wrong. She was told both of her kidneys were failing and that she would need a transplant.Despite student complaints, Columbia Fellowships Office not looking to hire new staff
Associate Dean of Global Education and Fellowships Scott Carpenter says the office is not looking to hire new fellowships staff. Office of Global Programs Fellowships Office is understaffed and overworked, Associate Dean of Global Education and Fellowships Scott Carpenter says the office is not looking to hire new fellowships staff.Trade show focuses on preserving old houses
I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT IT HAS COME HOME TO US. PAUL MERRILL: THAT WAS RHONDELLA RICHARDSON.
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