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Michael Kelley has been professionally working in the newspaper industry since 2006 writing about municipal news, education news, environmental news, sports and other human interest topics. He has covered the communities of Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Portland, South Portland and Westbrook for several weekly newspapers. His work has appeared in magazines, daily newspapers and weekly newspapers throughout Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

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  • Published
    August 5, 2019

    Grant to Spurwink will address opioid use

    PORTLAND – Spurwink has received a grant of nearly $42,600 from United Way of Greater Portland to help launch a program to address the need for opioid use disorder treatment in Cumberland County. The money will fund the Medication Assisted Treatment program at Spurwink Adult Behavioral Health, which serves adults with co-occurring serious mental illness […]

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    August 5, 2019

    Portland names social services administrator

    PORTLAND — A month and a half after appointing Kristen Dow health and human services director, the city has filled another key vacancy in the department. Aaron Geyer, who had been serving as interim social services director for the last few months, officially became social services administrator July 31. Geyer has worked for the Social […]

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    August 5, 2019

    Meeting set in Portland on future of Commercial Street

    PORTLAND — Representatives from the city, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportstion System and the Maine Department of Transportation next week will get feedback on alternative transportation operations and infrastructure concepts for Commercial Street. The meeting will be held Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rines Auditorium in the Portland Public Library. The event will […]

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    August 5, 2019

    Frost Street closed next week for railroad repairs

    PORTLAND — Frost Street will be closed between Aug. 13 and Aug. 15 so Pan Am Railways can work on its railroad tracks. According to the city, local residents will be able to access the area from Capisic Street, but all other traffic will be detoured.

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    August 5, 2019

    Portland man charged with assault of neighbor

    PORTLAND — Everett H. Meserve, 62, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 3, and charged with elevated aggravated assault after an investigation into the assault of his neighbor. According to police, officers were called just after 4 p.m. to 81 Danforth St. for the report of a man who had been assaulted. Rodney Cleveland, 63, was found […]

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    August 5, 2019

    Portland Police Notes: Aug. 7

    7/28 at 12:22 a.m.  Anthony J. Budzko, 53, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Jason Nadeau on a charge of public drinking on State Street. 7/28 at 1:20 a.m. Reeve M. Anderson, 25, of Standish, was arrested by Officer James Oliver on a charge of disorderly conduct on Wharf Street. 7/28 at 1:20 a.m. Matthew […]

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    August 5, 2019

    Initiative will help Portland agencies transition youth out of foster care

    HUD’s new program provides vouchers to pay for housing for those at risk of homelessness.

  • Published
    July 30, 2019

    Portland finds new chief of police in South Portland

    Lt. Frank Clark is selected to take over the Portland Police Department.

  • Published
    July 29, 2019

    Portland boarding house proposal must clear open-space hurdle

    Planners tell Developers Collaborative to provide more green space at 66 State St.

  • Published
    July 29, 2019

    Portland Fire Department lacks suitable ladder truck at busiest station

    Chief Keith Gautreau recommends purchasing a used 2011 truck for $520K for use at Bramhall station.

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