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  • North Yarmouth to celebrate ‘homegrown’ Fun Day

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth's annual Fun Day celebration has been going strong for more than 25 years, and it's back this weekend with a "homegrown" theme. "We are sort of looking at what's going on around us in our state, and in our country, and seeing that pe...

  • Parenting herself: Cumberland woman’s book recounts recovery from brain injury

    CUMBERLAND — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne doesn't remember the bicycle accident that caused her traumatic brain injury two decades ago, but she recalls the struggles and triumphs of her road back to recovery, a journey she shares in a new book. "Parenting Myself: Recovery fr... 1

  • Casco Bay Lines fares go down

    PORTLAND — Passenger ticket prices for Casco Bay Lines decreased this month. The price of an adult ticket to Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Diamond Cove, Long Island, Chebeague Island and Cliff Island dropped 50 cents. Tickets for senior cit...

  • Municipal association takes stand against TABOR II, excise tax initiative

    AUGUSTA — A non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides assistance to local governments will oppose the Excise Tax initiative and TABOR II in a series of public presentations throughout the state. As towns throughout Maine struggle with whether to take an official position on...

  • Pier owners propose allowing more non-marine uses on Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — Allowing non-marine uses on first floors, relaxing parking requirements and allowing for larger buildings along Commercial Street are some of the zoning changes proposed by a group of pier owners. Property owners in the Waterfront Central Zone, which includes the wharve...

  • Alliance urges southern Maine schools to be sensitive to Jewish High Holidays

    PORTLAND — The Jewish Community Alliance is formally asking school districts in Cumberland and York counties to limit new classroom lessons and social activities on the Jewish High Holidays. JCA Executive Director Emily Chaleff said a letter sent to school officials is a proactiv...

  • Special day provides rare glimpse inside historic Portland-area lighthouses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Whether it's Bug Light or Cape Elizabeth's Portland Head Light, lighthouses have long captured the attention of many, from seafarers who relied on them as navigational aids along the Maine coast, to the tourists who now flock to them.  With its 3,500-miles of mai...

  • High court allows Portland to take waterfront rights; jury to decide payment

    PORTLAND — The state's highest court has ruled that the city can take by eminent domain the railroad track rights over property it owns on the Eastern Waterfront. But the court battle will continue, because the Maine Supreme Judicial Court also decided Sept. 3 that the case must retu...

  • Portland enters new phase of Franklin Arterial planning

    PORTLAND — Adding green space around the gardens at Boyd Street, installing pedestrian and cyclist lanes and limiting traffic growth are a few of the elements the public would like to see in a rebuilt Franklin Arterial. The Franklin Arterial Study Committee this month wrapped up...

  • Morrison Center consolidates services in new Scarborough facility

    SCARBOROUGH — There's something about the new Morrison Developmental Center building at 60 Chamberlain Road that just makes people smile. It could be the lovely grounds – green, lush and park-like –or the cheery yellow shingles...