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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Municipal And Health Officials Meet To Discuss Maine's Response To Coronavirus

GPCOG conference room

Local, county and state officials from the greater Portland area met Wednesday to strategize and coordinate preparations for any possible outbreak of the new coronavirus. The safety of the public and of public servants alike is top-of-mind.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

The Greater Portland Council of Governments hosts a briefing on coronavirus for municipal leaders

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Health experts say hospitals are getting ready for "surge capacities."

According to the Maine CDC, personal items like pens, phones and laptops can hold coronavirus germs for several hours.

They don’t want people to panic about the outbr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Portland officials look for ways to help those struggling with opioid addiction

City officials talk to each other at a meeting on opioids addiction and misuse.

Portland officials, including council and school board members, health care workers, police and school staff are looking for gaps in the safety net that can catch those struggling with addiction and opioid misuse.

Portland is the third municipality in the ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Westbrook City Council unanimously adopts affordable housing resolution

WESTBROOK— City officials voted unanimously Monday to adopt an affordable housing resolution that looks to increase low- and middle-income households by 10% by 2025.

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) came up with the resolution afte...

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