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  • Dispose of unwanted meds Saturday at UNE in Portland

    PORTLAND — People who want to properly dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications can bring them to the University of New England Portland campus this Saturday. The medication collection drive, sponsored by several groups including Portland Public Health and th...

  • Budget, hunting decision top North Yarmouth Town Meeting warrant

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents will vote line-by-line on the fiscal 2011 municipal budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 12. They will also decide whether to overturn a decision by the Board of Selectmen and open town land to hunting. Selectmen are recommending a $2.1 mill...

  • Lions Club celebrates 60 years of service in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 27 at the Portland Country Club, with 87 people attending, including some international Lions Club members. "We wanted to make it big and special," Club member Polly Burke said. "We had a lot of past presidents...

  • Baldacci stumps in South Portland for bond proposals, SMCC campus at Brunswick base

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. John Baldacci made an appearance at Southern Maine Community College Tuesday to champion a June 8 bond proposal that includes funding to establish a new campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The so-called Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center will be...

  • Portland planners mull reversing residential ban on 'working waterfront'

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board is entering the final stretch of its review of proposed changes to the Waterfront Central Zone, and at their last meeting members hinted they may delve into whether residences should be allowed in the zone. For more than a year, a dozen wharf owners have...

  • Memorial Day in Cumberland

    A young resident makes a connection with Cumberland's history at the dedication of a new Veterans Monument on Memorial Day at Moss Side Cemetery. The stone is the first phase of a project to honor all of the community's veterans.

  • New York concert producer takes reigns at Portland's State Theatre

    PORTLAND — After a more than four-year hiatus, the State Theatre is expected to reopen this fall, bringing music back to the 80-year-old building. New York City-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents has teamed up with Vermont promoter Alex Crothers of Higher Ground Presents and ...

  • Portland police, bar owners add text messages to Old Port crime-fighting arsenal

    PORTLAND — Just in time for warm summer nights, police and Old Port bar owners announced last week that they are launching a text-message network designed to keep each other informed about troublemakers in the city's entertainment district. The announcement came less than a week afte...

  • Annual meeting adds $245K to Freeport-Durham-Pownal school budget

    FREEPORT — Residents of Durham, Freeport and Pownal added more than $245,000 to the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget at the annual budget meeting on May 26. The unexpected increase – supported by barely 1 percent of the RSU's eligible voters – sends a $23....

  • Portland honors its heroes on Memorial Day

    War veterans salute after wreaths are placed in Monument Square at the conclusion of Portland's Memorial Day parade on Monday.