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  • Regardless of religion, teens recognize Ramadan by giving back in Portland

    PORTLAND — The hallmark of Ramadan, the month-long Muslim religious observance, is daytime fasting. 1

  • Waynflete submits plans for future growth in Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — A private school in the city's West End is looking for approval from the city to create a zone for future growth. The Waynflete Overlay Zone would include the existing school campus and three residential buildings the school could acquire in the future. It also would in...

  • Falmouth police alert residents about burglaries

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department is cautioning residents to be on alert because of a recent increase in burglaries. In the past three weeks, the department said in a press release Friday, there has been an increase in home burglaries, especially between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and car ...

  • Home buyer workshop highlights tax credits

    TOPSHAM — The Midcoast Community Housing Coalition is sponsoring an informational session for potential home buyers in the Southern Mid-Coast region.  The workshop will be held Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Topsham Border Trust at 2 Main St. Participants will ...

  • Event benefits Scarborough foundation

    PORTLAND —The Noyes Family and the Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation will once again host Cooking for a Cure, a tasting event to benefit the Brain Tumor Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Guests will be treated to appetizers, entrees and deserts from more than 25 area re...

  • Fire Department fundraiser a success

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's & Bailey Islands Fire Department set new fundraising records during its annual auction and yard sale in August. According to a press release, the event raised more than $36,000 to benefit the volunteer fire and rescue department, an increase of 25 percent over last ...

  • United Way hopes to meet increased need with $1.9 million fundraising campaign

    BRUNSWICK — The United Way of Mid Coast Maine kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Sept. 3 at a rally at the Brunswick Mall. This year's goal is $1.9 million. To get there, organizers have embraced the theme "Live United," which includes celebrating local heroes, frien...

  • Update: Lobstermen hope new retail brand will boost sales, prices

    PORTLAND — For the last 56 years, Ernie Burgess has been shoving off from Chebeague Island to trap lobsters in the waters of Casco Bay.

  • Lamey Wellehan to add Scarborough store

    SCARBOROUGH — An Auburn-based shoe retailer will soon open a seventh store, on Payne Road in Scarborough. Lamey Wellehan is reworking a former automotive quick-lube business and three other connected storefronts in the...

  • South Portland City Council OKs Wainwright wind test

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night approved a zoning amendment to allow a wind test tower at Wainwright Farms, the first step toward a wind turbine. The council also narrowly approved an agreement to allow a private developer to use public land for a storm-water...