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  • Leader retires from Parkinson's support network he helped build

    FALMOUTH — Carl and Nancy Barker's lives were changed nearly 30 years ago when she was told she had Parkinson's disease. A medical research technician at Maine Research Center, she was just 50 – considered young for the disease – when she noticed her handwriting becoming increasin...

  • Freeport applies for $80K energy conservation grant

    FREEPORT — On the heels of receiving a $44,000 energy grant to install solar panels on the library, the Town Council Tuesday night voted 6-0 to approve another application for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. This grant from the Public Utility Commission's Efficiency Maine...

  • Falmouth hockey boosters' fundraiser still evergreen after 20 years

    FALMOUTH — There may be an ongoing controversy over what it's called – a Christmas tree, a holiday tree or a firefighter's nightmare – but a lot of people will be out buying those sappy, fragrant firs during the next few weeks, whatever they call them. While some households ha... 1

  • The show must go on

    As you would expect, Santa is a very busy guy this time of year, so if the city of Portland wants his help lighting the Christmas tree in Monument Square, the ceremony goes off on schedule, rain or shine. Or, as was the case last Friday night, very, very, very rainy. Still, many in the holiday spiri...

  • Portland City Council, School Committee inaugurations on Dec. 7

    PORTLAND — Recently elected city councilors and School Committee members will be sworn into office Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, at City Hall. The City Council ceremony is scheduled for noon in council chambers. Councilors Kevin Donoghue and David Marshall will be sworn in for second ...

  • Cumberland woman devotes herself to Nicaraguan community

    CUMBERLAND — In taking what she thought would be a vacation to a poor fishing village on the northwestern coast of Nicaragua, Stephany Guyot found a new and deeper sense of home. The 1999 Greely High School graduate has spent most of the past few years in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. F...

  • Cumberland moves closer to deal to conserve nearly 150 acres

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will likely vote this month on an easement that would conserve most of a 147-acre parcel of undeveloped land, Town Manager Bill Shane said last week. The council will hold its third workshop on the matter with the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust...

  • Yarmouth students send comfort overseas, host documentary film for the community

    YARMOUTH — The high school club Help Our Troops will send personalized care packages to troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays and host a screening of the documentary film "

  • Police drug net catches dozens at Phish concert in Portland

    PORTLAND — Maine Drug Enforcement agents and Maine State Police arrested dozens of people who were in the city this weekend for the Phish concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Phish, the jam band from Vermont known for its loyal fan following, played Sunday before a sold-...

  • Portland snowstorm parking bans to start at 6 p.m. this winter

    PORTLAND — When the snow flies thick enough for the city to call a parking ban this winter, vehicles in most parts of the city will have to be off the streets a few hours earlier than in the past. The city has changed the starting time for winter parking bans from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m...