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  • Cardboard boat races new for Compass Project in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual festival to raise money for the Compass Project will add a sink-or-swim element Saturday, July 19, when contestants build and race cardboard boats. The festival runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pebble Beach and the Eastern Promenade, with live music from Jerks of Grass...

  • Lawmakers question plan to build Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick, suggest South Portland

    BRUNSWICK — The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority said Friday that she looks forward to meeting with six Democratic legislators to discuss their concerns about a proposed 60,000-square-foot layover facility in Brunswick. In a letter June 18 ...

  • Brunswick High School commencement cost nears $28K

    BRUNSWICK — Since the 1990s, Brunswick High School graduation ceremonies have been staged at Bowdoin College, in an event that has become, for some, a beloved community celebration. It has also become possibly the most expensive graduation in Cumberland County. Now, as th...

  • Yard sale seeks funds for Cape Elizabeth gun club renovations

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club is hosting a yard sale Saturday, July 12, to raise at least $3,000 for renovations required by the town's new shooting range ordinance. The ordinance required the gun club to submit a new site plan to the firing range committee by July 1...

  • South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the so-called “Clear Skies” ordinance.

  • Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and he...

  • Correction

    A July 3 story, "Woods: Ethics complaint an attempt to 'improve the process,'" incorrectly identified Councilor Steve Woods as chairman of the Yarmouth Town Council. He resigned from the leadership post on June 11.

  • New assistant principal in Cape Elizabeth practices what he preaches

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After 22 years of teaching, Nate Carpenter decided to take the advice he usually gives to students and apply it to his own career. His ambition and passion for education and inspiring kids is what led Principal Jeff Shedd to select Carpenter as Cape Elizabeth High Sc...

  • South Portland planners defer to council on Thornton Heights green space

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although the green space at the corner of Westbrook and Main streets was taken out of the proposed new Thornton Heights Commercial Zone, it remained at the center of discussion during the Planning Board's latest review of the zone. Faced with plans for a new Dun...

  • 'American Idol' in Portland: 'I'm just hoping that today's the day my dream will come true'

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of eager performers from across the region flocked to the Maine State Pier on Wednesday morning for a chance to be the next "American Idol." For the first time, the long-running singing competition show that made artists like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson in...