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  • Self-made Yarmouth book publisher named best in region

    YARMOUTH — What started as a journey to self-publish his first book has become a successful, small business for Dean Lunt and his wife Michelle. Their independent publishing company,

  • Maine's pilot program opens voting booths early for residents of Falmouth, Cumberland

    FALMOUTH — Registered voters in Falmouth and Cumberland now have the opportunity to vote early, thanks to the state's Early Voting Pilot Program. The two communities are among nine selected by the state to participate in the program that began on Monday and will run through Monday...

  • Ready for Halloween

    Sam Gee, left, Alyson Palacci and Geneva Morley, all of Portland, don't look too frightened by the demon stalking them outside the iParty store in South Portland last week. Maybe they knew it was only Durward Worster of Scarborough's Haunted Hayrides dressed as a 9-foot creature to make sure nobody ...

  • High school 'Dracula' cast scares up support for Red Cross blood drive in Portland

    PORTLAND — A group of vampires from Deering High School are out for blood. But before you reach for the garlic cloves, you should know it is for a good cause.  The cast of Deering High School's "Dracula" (running Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 29-31) will be scaring up su...

  • Portland schools take 1st step toward multi-year budget

    PORTLAND — The school Finance Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to receive a draft of program reviews that will become the basis of a budget that looks five years into the future.   The program reviews state the goals, profiles and resources of about 34 school programs, ranging...

  • NPR reporter to discuss Middle East situation in Portland appearance

    PORTLAND — A news correspondent living in Jerusalem will be in Portland Nov. 2 to discuss the conflict in the Middle East. Linda Gradstein, NPR's Jerusalem correspondent for more than 20 years, is scheduled to speak at the Albert Brenner Glickman Family Library at the University o...

  • Portland 7th-grader wins regional award for fundraising prowess

    PORTLAND — Hannah Friedman said her 12-year-old daughter was surprised to learn she had won a $10,000 scholarship to a four-year college to study public service. "She said, 'I didn't know you could win an award for helping people,'" Friedman recalled.  Rach...

  • Journal celebrates 20 years of bringing Portland poets to the world, and vice versa

    PORTLAND — Like the tides of Casco Bay, creative trends in literature and visual arts ebb and flow. But one local publication has been a beacon through the highs and lows for the last 20 years.  On Sunday, Oct. 25, the

  • Portland High School career center seeks to open workforce doors for students

    PORTLAND — Despite educators' efforts to convince high school graduates to attend post-secondary schools, there are always those students who end their educations after 12th grade. Now Portland High School has launched a career center to help them be better prepared for life afte...

  • Playground climate action

    Third-grader Elisa Membreno and other students at Peaks Island Elementary School spent their Friday morning recess jumping rope to 350, in recognition of the International Day of Climate Action. The number 350 represents the amount of carbon dioxide, in parts per billion, that scientists have identi...