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  • Parade of voters in Freeport

    Richard Harris leads the first voters into the polls at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Freeport High School on Holbrook Street. Besides voting on statewide questions on same-day voter registration and gambling, and a Cumberland County Civic Center bond issue, voters in Freeport are electing local office holders.

  • Portland's neighborhood prosecutor in no hurry to fine property owners who ignore graffiti

    PORTLAND — Trish McAllister, the city's neighborhood prosecutor, says the graffiti ordinance passed in July is working well – at least in terms of getting city employees to report and remove graffiti from public property. McAllister said there have been 35 reports of graffiti o...

  • Pols wins Brunswick council at-large seat; Thompson defeats School Board incumbent Jones

    Thompson defeats School Board incumbent Jones BRUNSWICK — District 7 Town Councilor Benet Pols on Tuesday defeated William Dana and Byron Watson to be the next at-large councilor. In the School Board at-large election, newcomer William Thompson defeated incumbent...

  • Group launches $4M campaign for Portland's Kotzschmar Organ

    PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ on Sunday launched a $4 million capital campaign to renovate and sustain the nation's oldest working municipal pipe organ. The group has already raised $2.2 million towards the renovation – a sum that includes a $1.25 million ...

  • Amtrak Downeaster rolls out electronic tickets, improved Wi-Fi

    PORTLAND — For decades, railroad conductors have walked the aisles of moving trains, punching passengers' tickets. The routine is probably as old as passenger trains themselves. For Wayne Davis, founder of the TrainRiders/Northeast rail advocacy group, the discarded hole punch...

  • Brunswick joins OWS movement

    About 100 protesters gathered on the Mall in Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 5, to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. They made signs and then marched down Maine Street to Bank of America to criticize corporate greed. The event was organized by Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks, Pax Christi Maine, Bowd...

  • Benefit to launch Freeport concert series

    FREEPORT — Through the efforts of some dedicated theater supporters, a benefit concert will be held at the Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook Street to help launch a series of high-quality local performances.

  • Crossroads changes name, moves to Scarborough

    PORTLAND — The mental health and substance abuse facility Crossroads for Women has changed its name and is moving its office to Scarborough. The organization, which has expanded to include treatment for men, will now be known simply as Crossroads. The Portland counseling cente...

  • Planting a sea of pink

    Jessica Bishop, left, of Town & Country Credit Union, Mike Rizzo of the North Deering Neighborhood Association, Linda Halleran of the credit union and Dave Libby of Town & Country were among the volunteers who gathered last week to plant 700 bulbs in a new Pink Tulip Project garden at the intersecti...

  • I-295 Exit 22 in Freeport to close Wednesday for 4 hours

    FREEPORT — Exit 22 on Interstate 295 in Freeport will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, for repairs of electrical conduits attached to an overpass near the off-ramp. There will be message boards in place to detour drivers to either Exit 20 or Exit 24. The Maine Depar...