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Mystery mural: Origin of Town Hall painting piques Falmouth official's curiosity


FALMOUTH — For the past year, one question has plagued a town official whenever he walks through Town Hall: who painted the large mural in the first-floor hallway? Theo Holtwijk, director o [...]

Bath soup kitchen reopens with new manager


BATH — The city's soup kitchen, part of the the Bath Area Food Bank, has reopened with a new manager. Patti Silva of Bath, who was involved in starting an evening neighborhood cafe at the Neighb [...]

At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand


PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music imme [...]

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  • Critics in Portland don't get a kick out of footgolf

    PORTLAND — The nine-hole South course at Riverside Municipal Golf Course closed Sunday. On Monday, Mayor Michael Brennan was on hand to introduce the sport of footgolf, which begins play Friday. On Monday night, Congress Street resident Janet Daigle spoke to City Councilors ab...

  • North Yarmouth could vote on development options in January

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Early next year could be a pivotal time for the town, with voters potentially deciding what to do with two important properties, and how much to develop the village center. The next step in the Village Center Redevelopment Process Timeline, as posted at

  • Peaks Island school eyed for emergency solar power array

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island school could be home to a first-of-its-kind emergency energy power source. A group of people including teachers and engineers met at the school library recently to start discussing the possibility of making the school the island's designated Red Cross e... 1

  • Portland council OKs music festival on Eastern Prom

    PORTLAND — Live music in a day-long show is likely to return to the Eastern Promenade next August after city councilors on Monday gave the go-ahead to hammer out details with promoters. By a unanimous vote, with Councilors Jill Duson and John Coyne absent, the City Council instructed...

  • Portland waterfront waste to help launch new business model

    PORTLAND — The lingering question was simple for Icelandic businesswoman Erla Petursdottir. "What do we do with fish guts?" she said Thursday Oct. 16. In Maine, the same question is asked about lobster shells. The answer may be found in the New England Ocean Cluster, an...

  • Nominal opposition for incumbent Democrat in Portland House District 38

    PORTLAND — Seeking his second term in the Maine House representing the city's West End, Democratic Rep. Matthew Moonen said he would like to continue his prior committee work while being part of the city's legislative delegation. "Nobody from Portland is termed out, so there is a rea...

  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • 2 contests in Casco Bay Lines board elections

    PORTLAND — Residents of Peaks and Cliff islands in Casco Bay will fill out larger ballots Nov. 4 than their mainland counterparts, with four seats on the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors up for election. Races for only two seats on the ferry service board are contested. Incu...

  • Obama, Hillary Clinton to rally for Michaud

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud will get more support from national party figures with visits from President Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the Michaud campaign, Clinton will appe...

  • Mediation fails in Brunswick school discrimination case

    BRUNSWICK — Talks aimed at reaching a settlement between parties in a discrimination case brought against the School Department by the parent of a student have failed, according to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The failure of mediation may expose the department to a lawsuit...