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  • Summer brings Falmouth road construction projects

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation begins work this week on a section of Brook Road between Blackstrap Road and the Westbrook city line. In a project that Parks and Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said will last through August, workers will tear up the existing p...

  • Inch by inch

    Members of the Plane Janes team dig in and pull during the Jet Plane Pull at the Portland Jetport on June 13, all to raise money for the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter. Twelve teams of 20 competed in the event, using brute strength to pull a FedEx Boeing 737 jet 12 feet in as short a time as possi...

  • Celebrating diversity

    Rebecca San performs a traditional Cambodian dance during the third annual Bayside World Market & Fair at Portland High School on June 13. Organized by the Bayside Neighborhood Association and the Portland School Department, the event celebrates the rich diversity of downtown Portland. (Rich Obr...

  • Correction

    A photo on Page 9 of the June 10 edition of The Forecaster should have identified Heather Muzzy as valedictorian of the Deering High School Class of 2009.

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters OK school budget on 2nd attempt

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 budget, defeated in a tie vote three weeks ago, was approved Tuesday by voters in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The budget passed by just more than 100 votes, 757-645, or 54 percent to 46 percent. Total turnout was nearly 16 perc...

  • Yarmouth-based GrowSmart nears fundraising goal, minus its founder

    YARMOUTH — After a flurry of donations, and despite the resignation this week of its founder and president, GrowSmart Maine is confident it will meet a short-term fundraising goal of $60,000 and be able to remain in operation. Communication Director Christian McNeil on Tuesday morning said ...

  • Yarmouth Community Garden celebrates summer

    YARMOUTH — The Community Garden will celebrate with a summer kick-off event this Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon with crafts, gardening, classes, snacks and more. Christine Slader, coordinator of the Children's Garden, said the event is geared toward children, but will be fun for al...

  • Yarmouth Latchstring winners passionate about schools, children, art, libraries

    YARMOUTH — When Mary and Charles Callanan were invited to their neighbor's house for dessert and to watch a high school baseball award ceremony on cable television, they did not think anything was out of the ordinary. But as they settled in to watch the ceremony, they realized a Town Council mee...

  • Yarmouth Town Council, School Committee leaders named

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council and School Committee last week welcomed new and returning members and elected new leaders.

  • Fatal Feb. crash caused by nurse's morphine use

    CUMBERLAND — Maine State Police say a driver who died in a February car accident on Interstate 295 had an extremely high level of morphine in her blood. After an investigation into the crash, driver Rosalie Muce, 32, of Portland, was found to have had near-lethal levels of morphin... 1