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As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18...

Housing committee pushes moratorium on short-term rentals

Oct. 12, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Housing officials in a Maine city are pushing for a temporary moratorium on short term rentals. The Portland Press Herald reports that Portland's housing committee proposed a six month moratorium on the rentals during a public hearing Thursday. Committee members will present the plan...

Police find cocaine, stolen guns in man's apartment

Oct. 12, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say they found more than 1 pound (.45 kilograms) of cocaine and three stolen guns at a Maine man's apartment. Authorities say 25-year-old Khang Tran was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine following a traffic stop Wednesday in South Portland. Police say Tran...

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He's got a new contract. He's got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors' video room now. He's leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this...

Portland's Time & Temperature tower sells for $9.3M

Oct. 11, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most recognizable buildings in Maine has been sold for $9.3 million. The 14-story Time & Temperature building in Portland was up for bid in an auction that ran through Thursday afternoon. The Portland Press Herald reports the leading bid went as high as $5.25 million...

Warm weather finally cooling off in northern New England

Oct. 11, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent record-setting warm temperatures throughout northern New England are finally cooling off. Temperatures are beginning to cool down amid rainfall Thursday. The National Weather Service warns of coastal flooding amid heavy rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire. The National Weather...

JetBlue says it will be ending year-round Portland service

Oct. 10, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — JetBlue says it will end year-round service between Portland and New York City — transitioning to a summer-only schedule. The airline says it will end daily flights between Portland International Jetport and John F. Kennedy Airport beginning in January of next year. Jetport...

Hiring fair hopes to help people in recovery

Oct. 10, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of a job fair hope to get jobs for people in recovery from substance abuse. The day-long Thursday fair at Portland Expo will feature at least 25 employers. Jobseekers at the Southern Maine Recovery Workforce Initiative can also access resume and interview workshops and...

Portland airport loses Jet Blue year-round New York service

Oct. 9, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland's airport has lost year-round daily service to New York City from Jet Blue. Jet Blue said Tuesday that it will now only fly daily between Portland and John F. Kennedy International Airport during the summer. The company said it's responding to customer travel patterns and...

Tilt-rotor aircraft draw attention in Maine

Oct. 9, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A military aircraft that looks like a cross between a helicopter and an airplane has drawn attention in Portland, Maine. The Portland Press Herald reports two Osprey aircraft landed at the Northeast Air terminal at Portland International Jetport over the weekend. The Bell Boeing...