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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.

Population: 66194
Local Newspapers: Portland Press Herald
Local Sports Teams: Portland Sea Dogs Portland Pirates
Local Colleges: University 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

Portland News
Hear Friendship's cover of Seekonk's "Woo-hoo" before their Johnny Brenda's set

A few months after debuting their new EP F/V Hope , Philly folk-ish indie outfit Friendship have shared a cover of Seekonk's track, "Woo-hoo." Included on Burst and Bloom's 50th anniversary compilation, the comp features covers of tracks created by the label's artists over the years.

Fledgling barbeque joint needs some work but shows promise

Barbeque is starting to develop a bit of a presence in Portland and Noble Barbeque on outer Forest Ave. is one of the new guys in the genre. With a bunch of fresh restaurants in the area, I picked them over the others on a Friday night when I had a hankering for some poultry.

What the Maine Legislature has left to do in a dysfunctional session

Those are all now subject to LePage's veto pen, so legislative leaders set a date of Aug. 2 to vote to override any vetoes. But they also left a lot more work for summer's dog days.

Snowlion Repertory Company seeking three actors for 2018 season

Snowlion Reperatory Company, a professional theater company in Portland, is seeking three actors for two of its 2018 shows to be performed at Portland Ballet Studio Theater. The performances are "The Conquest of the South Pole" by Manfred Karge, a New England premiere, with shows in January and February 2018; and "A Cherry Orchard in Maine" based on Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," a world premiere, with shows in April 2018.

Longtime BDN correspondent Don Larrabee dies in DC

Former Washington correspondent Don Larrabee, who wrote for the Bangor Daily News and Gannett's Maine newspapers, had a long and storied career that included witnessing Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith's 1950 "Declaration of Conscience" speech attacking demagogue Joe McCarthy. Larrabee, 93, a Portland native who died Tuesday in the District of Columbia, is remembered as a dedicated reporter who for three decades kept Maine informed about what was happening on Capitol Hill.

Gallup: No president has been less popular six months into his tenure than Donald Trump

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks at campaign stop, March 2, 2016, in Portland, Maine. Thursday marked President Trump's sixth month in office.

BerryDunn merges with Compass Health Analytics

BerryDunn, a Top 100 Firm based in Portland, Maine, is combining with Compass Health Analytics, a health care consulting firm also headquartered in Portland. The combination will enable BerryDunn to better provide advice on health care finance and policy, along with other services, to its clients in the health care industry, along with government clients.

Kermit the Frog is a 'bitter, angry, depressed victim'

This whole debate about the psychological state of a cloth frog has come about because of the abrupt firing of Kermit's longtime puppeteer and voice, Steve Whitmire. Whitmire said he was crushed to be let go, and seemed bewildered as to why.


Taylor Grande, a student at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, has completed their internship requirement. Grande worked at Eliot Hospital in Manchester.

Police divers searching Maine river for 'clues' about missing Portland man

Maine State Police divers have been searching the Presumpscot River in Westbrook this week in hopes of finding clues to the location of a missing Portland man. A brief update provided by Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland Thursday afternoon did not indicate what investigators hoped to find in the river, but described the search as being "for clues."

Greater Portland Landmarks Summer Tours

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Staff shortages plague 'dumping ground' for Maine youth with mental illness

Corrections officials say Maine's youth prison is overburdened by children with severe mental illnesses, and this population has driven away staff who are not trained to handle them. This strain has additionally triggered a fresh round of infighting between two of the state's largest departments, as health and human services officials clash with their counterparts in corrections over where the blame lies and how to solve the problem.

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Portland teen from Iraq feared for family's safety during ISIS occupation of Mosul

Salim Aymen Salim was 10 years old in 2008 when he left Iraq as a refugee. He remembers his mother and father selling the family car and their valuables, and saying goodbye to close family members they left behind in Mosul.

Portland landlord convicted in deadly fire case appeals to Maine's highest court

The Portland landlord who was acquitted of manslaughter in the case of Maine's deadliest house fire in decades has appealed his single misdemeanor conviction to the state's highest court. More than two years after a fire in his Noyes Street duplex killed six people, Gregory Nisbet is seeking to overturn his conviction for failing to keep the property in compliance with fire safety code.

Ultra-Efficient Apartment Buildings In Portland And Boston Are Part Of "Big Wave"

A new type of energy-efficient construction is drawing attention in the U.S. It's called "passive housing" -- residences built to achieve ultra-low energy use. It's so efficient that developers can eliminate central heating systems altogether.

Maine parishes and schools contribute more than $57,000 to Catholic...

Parishes and schools in the Diocese of Portland combined to raise more than $57,000 for the Catholic Relief Services' Rice Bowl program during the 40 days of Lent in 2017. CRS Rice Bowl is a faith-in-action program that encourages Catholics to fill cardboard bowls with monetary donations, giving alms to those in need and honoring Jesus' call to serve our neighbors.

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