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  • Cumberland County: Voters asked to revise government

    PORTLAND — When voters go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect local and state representatives, residents of Cumberland County will also vote on whether to approve the county's first charter. For the past 250 years, the county has operated without a charter, instead following rules that were...

  • FEMA pulls flood maps, promises to work with coastal communities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing new flood insurance maps proposed for Cumberland and York counties. Instead, FEMA on Friday said it will undertake a more collaborative approach to redraw the floodplain maps, which could affect waterfront deve...

  • Scarborough state representative pleads guilty to drunken driving

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, was driving drunk last August when he crashed his car at southbound Mile 23 of Interstate 295 in Freeport. Flaherty, 25, pleaded guilty Oct. 1 to operating under the influence on the night of Aug. 8, when he was returning from a ...

  • Conservation Commission to host beach cleanup Oct. 2

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Conservation Commission on Saturday, Oct. 2, will pick up litter at Spring Point Beach from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of Maine Coastweek 2010. The public is invited to join the commission in cleaning the beach, located near Spring Point Light on the Southern Main...

  • Arctic museum to close for changeover

    BRUNSWICK — The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College will be closed from Oct. 4-18 while the staff prepares  for a new exhibition, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Collection of Robert and Judith Toll."

  • Brunswick library hosts author

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends and Sisters in Crime are bringing mystery author Janet Morgan to Curtis Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. to talk about her writing and autograph her books. Morgan is the author of the Killdeer Farm mystery series. She is a native Mainer who ...

  • Teen rescued after jump from Wood bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police and emergency crews rescued a 14-year-old Topsham girl from the Androscoggin River Monday afternoon after she leaped from the Frank J. Wood bridge on Maine Street. Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the girl landed in a shallow portion of the river and didn't receive life-...

  • Artist in the making

    Eight-month-old Sam Robinson gets introduced to the fine art of watercolor painting Sept. 25 during the Five River Arts Alliance Family Arts Festival on the mall in downtown Brunswick.

  • Local chefs, local food in 20 Mile Meal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 20 Mile Meal, featuring food from some of the best chefs in the Portland area, will take place Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is hosted by

  • Cape workshop to discuss Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will meet in a workshop on Monday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. for an overview of Fort Williams Park issues. Offering the council information will be Bob Malley, director of public works; Maureen McCarthy, chairwoman of the Fort Williams Advisory Commission...