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  • Falmouth senior turns LEGO love into middle school activity

    FALMOUTH — Some people might think Falmouth High School senior Carson Hooper went about things backwards. After all, a lot of seniors scramble during the final months of their last year of high school to find the perfect "Independent Project," a graduation requirement that challenges stu...

  • Cumberland kicks off revamped reassurance program

    CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Fire Department has taken the reins of the town’s reassurance program and looks to broaden it to serve as many residents as possible, its chief said last week. The revamp is also a means of creating a more consistent service for Cumberland’s program subscr...

  • Police seek man in connection with commercial burglaries in greater Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for a 33-year-old man who is suspected of committing several commercial burglaries over the past month. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Albert Dadiego, a white male believed to be living in the greater Portland area. Dadiego is bei...

  • Peaks Island selected for state-sponsored wind test program

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island wind project was one of six selected to receive free wind measuring equipment from the state. But before the island can begin measuring wind speeds in Trott-Littlejohn Park, it must first raise enough money to insure the equipment, which includes wind anemomet...

  • Portland cleaning service offers help for cancer patients

    PORTLAND — Sally and Dan Libby, owners of the Maids Home Cleaning Services, have partnered with a non-profit organization to provide complimentary home cleaning for women undergoing cancer ...

  • Cumberland County passes $40.5 million budget for 2010

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Commissioners last week unanimously approved a  $40.5 million budget for 2010. The approved budget is not expected to increase the tax rate for municipalities in Cumberland County. The budget maintains a mil rate of 52 cents per $1,000 of valuati...

  • After three decades, 'right time' for Loughlin to leave Portland PD

    PORTLAND — Assistant Police Chief Joe Loughlin had no intention of becoming a police officer when he graduated from St. Joseph's College in 1975 with a degree in natural science. "I wanted to be a park ranger or naturalist," Loughlin said, but there was a lack of jobs at the time, and th...

  • Portland's Parkside neighborhood gets 'medical home' for those without health insurance

    PORTLAND — The city has used a $1.3 million federal grant to open up a new health care facility in the Parkside neighborhood. The Portland Community Health Center, 180 Parkside Ave., is a full ...

  • SMCC scholarship honors slain Sudanese security guard

    PORTLAND — Reward money intended to help catch a killer is now being used to help Africans enter the law enforcement profession. Southern Maine Community College announced last week that a portion of the $20,000 reward being offered to help solve the murder of James Angelo will be us...

  • The year in review: Beware of snark

    For the last several years, it's been a tradition at The Forecaster to review the last 365 days with a lengthy satire of local news. This year we're trading parody for snark. We've also scrubbed assigning anthems to the faux news stories. Why? Because we're in a recession. Snark is cheaper...