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    Group of high-end inns and restaurants will declare bankruptcy

    The Camden Harbour Inn in Camden. A co-owner of high-end inns and restaurants in Camden and Portland said his companies will be forced into bankruptcy to avoid pending foreclosure auctions. Foreclosure auctions are scheduled for March 29 for both the Camden Harbour Inn and Natalie’s restaurant on Bay View Street in Camden and the Danforth Inn and Tempo Dulu restaurant on Danforth Street in Portland. The Camden Harbor Inn is a 20-room luxury boutique inn with the award-winning 65-seat restaurant Natalie’s. The Danforth Inn is a nine-room full service inn and fine dining restaurant Tempo Dulu. There were plans to open a bar called Opium at that location which drew…

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    Portland mayor parts with his hair as he makes good on Super Bowl bet: Watch video

    It was a moment of shear joy, at least for everyone in the room except Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling. After two weeks of highly publicized anticipation, Strimling finally made good on a Super Bowl LII bet and parted ways with his impeccably manicured salt-and-pepper mane. Strimling’s well-coifed wave was shaved in front of a cheering crowd of about 250 students at Presumpscot Elementary School on Friday afternoon. Also in attendance was Lance Prator, the mayor of Portland, Pennsylvania, a borough of less than 600 people, who made the bet with Strimling. “Does it look good now?” Strimling shouted. “Keep going! … yeah!” Strimling and Prator, who are both New York…

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    Portland Children’s Levy now in the hands of voters

    PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s now up to voters to decide if dozens of Portland programs, aimed at helping thousands of kids succeed, will get the funding they need. The funding comes from the Portland Children’s Levy, and the city council unanimously decided Wednesday to put in on the May ballot. “[The Portland Children’s Levy is] so crucial to our children here in the Portland Metro area,” Lluvia Merello, a foster parent who has foster kids that benefit from levy, said. It changes lives. “Yes, a complete transformation,” Karmen English, who testified in front of city council about the importance of the levy, said. The levy supports 74 different programs, that…