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Portland Ranked in the Top 10 of U.S. Cities That Make Best First Impression

Conde Nast Traveler asked their readers if, after visiting a city for the first time, if they would plan a return trip. They plotted the responses and came up with their first-ever 'Return-Visit Ranking.' It's a countdown of the cities most likely to get a second visit.

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Maine Red Claws Release Playoff Schedule

The Maine Red Claws for the first time, will be playing in the NBA Development League playoffs. The D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics earned their first birth in the post-season by capturing the number one seed and will face number four seed and defending league champion, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

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David Paul Morris, Getty Images

Portland Gearing Up For Disposable Bag Fees, Foam Container Ban

Portland businesses are phasing out foam containers and getting ready to charge customers a nickel for disposable shopping bags ahead of two new 'green packing' policies that start in April.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Down East Magazine Picks Top Places to Live in Maine

Down East magazine picked their 8 best places to live in Maine. Readers and staff nominated the towns from 494 cities in the state. Here are some of the towns that made the list.

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Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

Portland Schools Are Considering Changing The Start Time For High School Students

Portland Public Schools are considering changing the start time for high school students. The new plan would push back the start time by 35 minutes and students would stay later in the afternoon.

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2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Young Boston Celtics Playing in Portland Tonight (Oct. 15)

The Boston Celtics are coming north to Portland and the newly renovated Cross Insurance Arena tonight. The opposition will be the Toronto Raptors.

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Maine Red Claws Kick-off Season Friday Night, Nov. 14

The Maine Red Claws are set to begin their sixth season in Portland.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Former President Bill Clinton Coming to Portland to Campaign for Rep. Mike Michaud

Bill Clinton will be campaigning in Maine for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud.

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Question Of The Day: Do You Support Fees For Plastic Bags?

The Portland City Council will be voting tonight on two ordinances that have plenty of people talking. One would charge five cents for disposable bags at stores that sell food. The second one would ban plastic foam containers, also known as Styrofoam.

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Kim Reinick, Thinkstock
Kim Reinick, Thinkstock

Federal Court Strikes Down Portland’s Ban on Panhandling in Medians: Do You Agree?

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday, that Portland's six-month-old ban on loitering and panhandling in street medians is unconstitutional. The city's ordinance took effect in August 2013 and prohibited people from sitting or standing in street medians, whether to ask for money or not.

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