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  • Update: Maine-based Haiti partnership focuses on medical support, starts earthquake relief fund

    PORTLAND — A local nonprofit that works to improve health care in Haiti has set up a recovery fund to help those in the earthquake-ravaged country, and the director of the group is headed there this weekend. Nate Nickerson, executive director of Konbit Sante, said he still plans to m...

  • County commissioners add to flap surrounding MRRA appointments

    BRUNSWICK — The goal to keep politics off the board that oversees redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station seems to have required political – and possibly illegal – maneuvering.  After previously abstaining from endorsing individuals to serve on the Midcoast Regi... 1

  • 'Nothing lasts forever': Yarmouth centenarian accepts demise of tree he fought to save

    YARMOUTH — The man who relentlessly battled to save Herbie, the stately elm tree on the corner of East Main Street and Yankee Drive, says he is at peace with the decision to let nature run its course. At 101, former tree warden Frank Knight said it's time to stand aside as Dutch elm dise...

  • Cumberland council approves first phase of veterans memorial

    CUMBERLAND – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to erect a veterans monument at Moss Side Cemetery. The council also authorized the collection of donations for the monument. Town Manager Bill Shane said the Cumberland Veterans Monument Committee wanted the OK to solicit...

  • With no comment from public, Falmouth councilors OK closing fire station

    FALMOUTH — No one came forward to speak about the permanent closure of the Pleasant Hill Fire Station at Monday's Town Council meeting. Without public comments, councilors voted unanimously to accept a

  • Healthy choices in Portland schools

    Students dressed as fruits and vegetables on Jan. 7 at Lincoln Middle School in Portland to celebrate the success of the "Let's Go" healthy lifestyle initiative, which targets childhood obesity, and the launch of a new program at the school. The campaign helps kids aim for a daily regimen of five...

  • Cumberland rec director to resign, begin 'Chapter 2'

    CUMBERLAND — After nearly 20 years as the town's community education and recreation director, Bill Landis is planning to step down and begin the next chapter of his life.The man who Town Manager Bill Shane calls the “true Ambassador of Cumberland” gave notice to his boss last mo...

  • Investigation continues into Portland home invasion, shooting

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the shooting of two people in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 8. Officers were called to 25 Rackleff St. at 1:40 a.m. to investigate a report of shots being fired and a person being shot. When police arrived, they found a man and a woman had been s...

  • Portland city councilor to pay OAS fine

    PORTLAND — District 3 City Councilor Dan Skolnik agreed Monday in District Court to pay a fine for driving with a suspended license. Skolnik is also scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 26, where he is expected to contest a charge that his auto insurance lapsed. Skolnik ...

  • Celebration of African masks

    Families gathered at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the African mask collection of David C. Driskoll. The festival, "Spirit Masks with Dance and Drums," featured a mask drawing and coloring session followed and a masquerade performance by Oscar Mokeme, director of the M...