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  • Bottle return: Friends reconnect 15 years after launching message from Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 15 years ago, four little girls from Yarmouth wrote a message, put it in a thick green bottle, threw it into the ocean and hoped for a response. After a few years, the girls moved away from Maine, grew up and forgot about their message – until last w... 4

  • Metro raises bus fares

    PORTLAND — The cost to ride Metro is scheduled to increase beginning Thursday, April 1. A one-way fare is increasing 25 cents, from $1.25 to $1.50. A 10-ride pass goes from $11 to $13.50, and a monthly pass will increase $2.50, to $40. Senior tickets will be 65 cents – u...

  • Pownal program could be cut to save $185K in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — A proposal to bus Pownal Middle School students to either Durham or Freeport next year could save $185,000, according to the Regional School Unit 5 superintendent. The School Board is working through a $23.6 million operating

  • Union organizer found role in candidate Richardson’s state agency

    Editor’s note: This examination of Democrat John Richardson by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the second in a series probing the records of some of the leading candidates for governor.

  • Pierce Atwood law firm considers moving Portland office

    PORTLAND — One of the region's prominent law firms is considering moving out of its downtown headquarters and possibly out of the city. Pierce Atwood, the major tenant at 1 Monument Square, is looking at several properties in greater Portland, according to the firm's marketing and bu...

  • Farmers market moves to Bean campus as Freeport Community Market

    FREEPORT — There will be a new farmers market in Freeport this summer hosted by L.L. Bean off Main Street. The Freeport Community Market will open on May 28 at 3 p.m. at two locations – one at Discovery Park, and the other in the area between the handicapped parking lot a...

  • Final vote slated on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on March 31 is scheduled to take a final vote on an $89.8 million budget that eliminates 53 jobs. The committee will take its vote amid pressure from parents and teachers to reinstate teachers and from the City Council, which sets the bottom line for s...

  • 'No loss of learning about love': Street ministry serves spiritual needs of Portland's homeless

    PORTLAND — As the sun began to top the urban horizon last Thursday morning, splashing warmth on the cold bricks of Monument Square, Mair Honan, a small, unassuming 62-year-old woman, was roaming the streets. Honan, dressed in a purple wool overcoat and wearing a large cross around he... 1

  • Lane closure planned on Route 26/100 bridge in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Motorists who use Route 26/100 in Falmouth should expect delays on Thursday, April 1, as Maine Department of Transportation crews will close one lane of traffic on the 834-foot bridge that spans the ...

  • Obama to speak Thursday at Portland Expo; tickets available Wednesday

    PORTLAND — President Obama will visit the city Thursday to speak about the new health-care reform law, the White House announced this week. The White House Office of Media Affairs said the president will "speak directly to Mainers about how the historic health insurance reform bill h...