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  • Holiday helpers

    Members of the Interact Club at Yarmouth High School sort and pack toys on Nov. 17 in the high school cafeteria for Operation Christmas Child, a project that sends gifts to needy children around world.

  • Portland Pirates coach copes with Crohn's disease, advocates for awareness

    PORTLAND — Most people would rather not have their digestive tract problems publicized on the Internet and in print. But Portland Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen speaks freely about his more than 20-year battle with Crohn's disease, a condition that causes inflammation of the bowels....

  • Riding the trail

    The passing of Hurricane Ida's remnants and temperatures in the 60s last weekend brought Jonathan Rundell of Scarborough out to the Marsh and the Eastern Trail looking for things to photograph.

  • Crossing flags available in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Crossing Maine Street should now be a bit safer. Bright, yellow flags are being placed at key intersections along the four-lane downtown street to boost safety by making pedestrians more conspicuous. The flags are available for people to carry from one side of the str...

  • Brunswick book sale

    Adison Smith, 2, reaches for her quick portrait, done by Brunswick author and artist Charlotte Agell at the Curtis Memorial Library children's book sale last weekend.

  • Police charge teenager with arson at Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — Police on Wednesday arrested a 14-year-old Morse High School student on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at the school. At 12:11 p.m. that day the Fire Department responded to a fire in a first-floor boys bathroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which was sprea...

  • Scarborough council asked to revisit land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point Residents Association member wasted no time on Wednesday asking the new Scarborough Town Council to walk away from the council decision last summer to swap land with a local motel. During public comments, after the swearing in of returning Councilor Carol Ra... 3

  • South Portland councilors fired up about wood-to-energy power plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A trip to Vermont by two city councilors seems to have swayed their support for a wood-fueled power plant near Rigby Yard. Councilors Maxine Beecher and Jim Hughes traveled to Middlebury, Vt., on Nov. 17 with Assistant City Manager Erik Carson and representatives from...

  • Independents' day: New organization promotes local businesses in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — What takes less time, is more convenient, supports local businesses and keeps more dollars in town? Shopping locally. And now there is a nonprofit organization that helps independent business owners  in Scarborough and will soon benefit residents and loc...

  • South Portland approves $50K loan for disabled housing project, wants more info on steel company bailout

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 loan to a nonprofit group building a group home in Knightville for disabled adults. But the council did not vote on a $50,000 bailout of a local steel company hit hard by the recession.   ...