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  • Cumberland seeks all-ages input for 'Aging in Place' survey

    CUMBERLAND — If a resident wants to spend the rest of his or her life in town, without being forced to move by factors like rising taxes or a need to downsize, the new Aging in Place Committee wants to make sure that can happen.

  • Falmouth opens town's first 'enhanced mobility' trail

    FALMOUTH — Getting out onto the trails is getting a little easier. A new "enhanced mobility" trail was constructed in the Woods Road Community Forest last week. The trail i...

  • North Yarmouth special election to be held Sept. 21

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A special election to fill Clark Whittier's recently vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen will be held Sept. 21. Nomination papers, available at the office of Town Clerk Debbie Grover, are due back Aug. 6. Whittier in April

  • Longtime band director brings music home to North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nina Oatley Walsh won't have to travel far to reach her next gig. As the director for 18 years of what it now the Maine POPS Concert Band, Walsh is bringing her group to her hometown on Sunday, July 12. The Village Green concert starts at 5 p.m. and is schedul...

  • Summer pick-up orchestra plays at UNE in Portland

    PORTLAND — For orchestral musicians, summer can now mean music to their ears. The University of New England has started a Summer Reading Orchestra, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for orchestral musicians to play and learn new pieces in a relaxed setting. Deirdre McClure, an adjun...

  • In Portland, Bernie Sanders urges ‘political revolution’

    PORTLAND — The 2016 election may be 16 months away, but you wouldn’t know it from the thousands of people who turned out Monday evening to cheer on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Cross Insurance Arena. What was initially scheduled as a town hall forum b...

  • Dollar Tree to sell 7 Maine stores to appease trade officials

    PORTLAND — Discount retailer Dollar Tree will sell seven Maine stores to a private equity firm as a condition of its $9.2 billion acquisition of competitor Family Dollar. The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Dollar Tree, requiring it to sell 330 stores nationwid...

  • South Portland man pleads not guilty to child porn charges

    PORTLAND — A South Portland man pleaded not guilty July 2 in U.S. District Court to child pornography charges. Wayne Niski, 28, was arrested in March by Maine State Police and charged in state court with possession and dissemination of sexually explicit material of someone under the ...

  • Scarborough voters reject school budget a second time, deem it "too low"

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposed $43.3 million school budget Tuesday, 3,584 to 496.  Of the more than 4,000 voters, 2,047 voted that the proposed figure was too low, 1,838 voted it was too high, and 177 deemed it acceptable.  Voter turno...

  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.