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  • No hurdle too big for Freeport High School senior

    FREEPORT — Kathy Stilkey has lived with cerebral palsy since she was a child, but she hasn't let it prevent her from pursuing her dreams. This fall, Stilkey, 18, will attend the University of Maine at Farmington to pursue an education and career in acting. Stilkey sai...

  • Huge lobster roll, lots of music at Old Port Fest

    PORTLAND — The 36th Annual Old Port Festival takes place Sunday, June 7. This year's unofficial kick-off to summer features seven music stages throughout the Old Port, an exotic petting zoo, rock climbing wall, amusement rides for kids – and what promoters hope will be a record-... 2

  • 'To comfort all her friends': Vigil for slain teenager attracts large Portland crowd

    PORTLAND — More than 150 people gathered Monday evening in front of a Cumberland Avenue apartment building to remember the life of an 18-year-old girl who was killed there one week earlier. The vigil in memory of Zoe Sarnacki attracted friends, family members and strangers. Lois R...

  • Abyssinian Meeting House, Irish Heritage Center get development funding from Portland

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House on Munjoy Hill will get $122,000 through the city for a roof, foundation repairs and research of the spring running under the historic Newbury Street building. Across town, the Maine Irish Heritage Center is getting $73,000 for an elevator s...

  • Portland voters to choose Charter Commission members

    PORTLAND — Voters next week will have the chance to decide who will make recommendations that could alter the way the city is governed. There are 19 candidates for Charter Commission. Eight will compete for four at-large seats and each district race has at least two candidates. Th...

  • Portland road work leaves business on the brink

    PORTLAND — Donatelli's Variety at 1223 Washington Ave. is offering a series of specials called the "Stimulus Package." Deals include two pasta dinners with meatballs for $7.95 and three large ham subs plus a liter of Pepsi for $11.99. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., a large ...

  • Bill would give municipalities more money to expand, operate public transit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Legislature this week was expected to take up a bill that would give municipalities an additional tool to pay for expanding public transportation operations. The bill would allow cities and towns to use tax increment financing, an economic development tool, t...

  • After the Layoff: Sometimes the silver lining is deep inside the cloud

    One of the biggest challenges to navigating the choppy waters in the Sea of Unemployment is finding a way to keep your spirits afloat, no matter how rough the storm gets.

  • Carrying the colors

    A U.S. Navy color guard marches down Main Street in Topsham during Monday's Memorial day parade. (Keith Spiro photo)

  • Bowdoin celebrates

    Nearly 450 students from around the world graduated from Bowdoin College on May 24, including 51 from Maine. (Roger S. Duncan photo)