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  • Scarborough Downs owner puts 400 acres up for sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 400 acres next to Scarborough Downs, owned by racetrack owner Sharon Terry, are for sale. The harness racing track, which has struggled to remain profitable during the economy and has tried unsuccessfully several times to bring a racino to Scarborough, is ...

  • RSU 1 board, teachers union approve new contract

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors and Sagadahoc Education Association approved a new teachers’ contract this week, concluding a long and sometimes contentious process. The two sides reached a settlement Aug. 18 after a morning-to-evening negotiating sess...

  • Food, wine purveyor brings taste of Europe to Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Step into the Market Basket and you might feel like you’ve left the Mid-Coast and landed in Europe. Larry and Lynette Platt opened the food and wine business last month at 157 Park Row, a sister site to the store they have run the past few years in Rockport.

  • Falmouth's hidden poor: Town sees dramatic increase in demand for aid

    FALMOUTH — When people think of Falmouth, they probably visualize expensive homes and fancy cars whose owners spend their days playing golf and sipping drinks at one of the town's three country clubs. While that may be an accurate image of the lives of some residents, for a growing b...

  • Candidates challenged to back open government

    PORTLAND — The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition sent pledge forms this week to every candidate for state office, asking them to support open government and public access. The MFOIC will post the names of candidates who sign the pledge at

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...

  • Gaelic for 'horse': Falmouth pasture becomes Capall Creek Farm

    FALMOUTH — Kevin Smith is a self-described sports fanatic, particularly golf and hockey, who never imagined he would own a horse farm. But when his daughter Abby fell in love with horses and began training with Amy Sterling, it seems fate intervened. Not long after they met, S...

  • Annual ALS walk Sept. 11 in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual walk to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be held at the Baxter Boulevard entrance of Payson Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. ALS, known more commonly as ...

  • RSU 5 hears debate over who gets unused modular classroom in Durham

    FREEPORT — Durham school sports boosters and the town of Durham are in a tug-of-war over use of a former mobile classroom.  With the new Durham Community School built and ready for students, the two-classroom modular unit once used for student overflow is no longer needed. ...