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  • Falmouth mourns high school student who was 'just something special'

    FALMOUTH — Friends and teachers filled the Falmouth High School theater Tuesday night to share their memories, to grieve together and to comfort each other after the death Sunday of 16-year-old Clayton Thomas. Thomas died June 28 from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a fa... 1

  • Update: SAD 51 board approves pay-to-play fees for Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board voted unanimously on Tuesday to institute athletic activity fees at Greely Middle School and Greely High School this fall. Directors quickly approved the proposed fee of $75 per sport per player, with no cap or multi-sport d...

  • Good to be Greek

    The annual Greek Festival drew several thousand people to Holy Trinity Greek Church at Pleasant and Park streets in Portland June 25-27 for three days of dancing and food celebrating Greek culture. Here, people joined in a traditional Greek dance while others waited patiently in the long food lines....

  • Yarmouth student helps save the world 1 pair of jeans at a time

    YARMOUTH — As fifth-grader Emma Flanders read through National Geographic Kids this spring, an article jumped out at her: "Donate Jeans and Help us Set a Guinness World Record," the headline said. Flanders decided it was time to make a difference. "I lo...

  • Lobster celebration

    Andrew Feigleson, left, Nick Karahalios, owner of the Maine Lobster & Seafood Co., and Bill Exley serve up lobster and corn on the cob dinners at the Falmouth Rotary's first Lobster Festival at the Maine State Pier in Portland on June 27. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • L.L. Bean concert series in Freeport supports local charities

    FREEPORT — This is 11th year L.L. Bean is hosting a free summer concert series, but the first year the events have a charitable element. Bean spokeswoman Kathy Whitney said concert-goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the 12 concerts. She said the donations will help b...

  • Yarmouth Town Council to discuss wind ordinance, Madeline Point construction

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meets Thursday night, July 2, for a workshop to discuss construction at Madeline Point, a proposed dinghy program at the Little John and Wharf Road facilities, and small wind energy systems proposed by the Planning Board. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, all...

  • Parades, fireworks, more for the July 4 weekend in Freeport

    FREEPORT — In many area towns, including Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cumberland, July Fourth will be a quiet day, with no town-sponsored activities planned. But in Freeport, it's a different story. Freeport's Independence Day activities start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning w...

  • Portland Somalis grow skills, produce at Falmouth's River Point

    FALMOUTH — The garter snake had just reached the top of the five-gallon bucket after somehow slithering up the slippery plastic side when Bootz Sharrif, 16, picked it up and examined its tortuous body and gently tried to touch its forked tongue. Mahad Warsame, 16, and Ilhan Hilowl...

  • Agency asks feds to investigate Portland's allocation of community development funds

    PORTLAND — A local nonprofit agency is accusing the city of ignoring the needs of low-income and minority residents and has asked the federal government to investigate the city's allocation of bonus community development funds it recieved as part of the federal stimulus package. P...