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  • Topsham event launches Mid-Coast summer food program

    TOPSHAM — The sun was bright outside Mt. Ararat Middle School June 26, with music playing and children enjoying healthy snacks and fun games. The perfect setting for the start of the region's summer food service program. The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program provides youths ...

  • Falmouth forum: Town needs more bike lanes

    FALMOUTH — More than 50 residents came out Monday night to give their thoughts on what a bicycling and pedestrian master plan should include. Theo Holtwijk, the town'...

  • 'Escape room' games arrive in Portland, South Portland

    PORTLAND — After the doors lock, you have 60 minutes to find your way out. And the people with the keys are betting against you. This isn't some diabolical dungeon with fiendish creators. It's the latest, trendy entertainment venture to come to Maine, and it's happening in Portland a...

  • Portland's debt a 'scary monster in the closet'

    PORTLAND — About 18 hours after the four members of the City Council Finance Committee opposed the new $225 million municipal budget, they warned city debt is becoming unsustainable. "We need to put ourselves on a bit of a diet with the capital improvement plan and make some tough de...

  • Proposed historic tag adds to Portland Co. complexity

    PORTLAND — The contentious development process for the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. could soon include an added level of oversight. On June 24, the Historic Preservation Board recommended placing most of the 10-acre parcel owned by development partnership CPB2 and principals J...

  • North Yarmouth offers discounted defibrillators to businesses

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town has kicked off an initiative geared toward reducing heart damage, boosting survivability, and enhancing the quality of life for people who experience a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac arrest. The town was designated a HeartSafe community in March, acc...

  • Falmouth library plans evolve, campaign adds Snowe, McKernan

    FALMOUTH — The design for expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library has changed slightly, but the function remains the same. A pair of well-known Falmouth residents – former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and her husband, former Gov. John McKernan Jr. – have also agreed to lend the...

  • Independence Day document carries unique history in North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — It was a document born against the bloody backdrop of war, when America pronounced itself independent of Great Britain. And, more than two centuries after the American Revolution ended, it was still causing quite a stir in North Yarmouth. July 4 marks 239 year...

  • Portland school dropout rates fall, even as alternatives increase

    PORTLAND — When Kirkley Lowe was 17, he realized something: he wasn't going to graduate from Casco Bay High School. "The work they gave us was too difficult," Lowe, now 18, said. "I felt it was college level starting my freshman year." Lowe said he made the decision to stop go...

  • Portland Stars & Stripes Spectacular returns to Eastern Promenade July 4

    PORTLAND — Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester headlines the annual Stars and Stripes Spectacular on the Eastern Promenad...