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  • Portland Trails secures 3 easements

    PORTLAND — Portland Trails has secured three easements to preserve access on three trails in Portland and Falmouth. The group said in a press release that two of the easements will extend trails that are part of the Sebago to the Sea Trail: An easement from the ’27 Gray ...

  • Cost puts Portland affordable housing project in jeopardy

    PORTLAND — The mayoral election has highlighted the need for more affordable housing and social services on the peninsula. But now a project at 66-68 High St. that would provide both is in doubt, unless the developer can cut $1 million in costs. Community Housing of Maine is w...

  • Unsung Hero: Mary Lou Sprague grabs life by the reins

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Some people of means spend their lives protecting their assets, seldom considering the common good. Not Mary Lou Sprague. Some people, as they age, get timid about engaging in physically strenuous activities. Not Mary Lou Sprague. Some people vie...

  • Sign of the times: Habitat's Freeport homes seek a wider pool of owners

    FREEPORT — With the economy making it harder for people to buy homes, Habitat for Humanity has expanded its model to include first-time home buyers in addition to the traditional, lower-income families willing to work for affordable housing. Under the new guidelines, two of the three...

  • Yarmouth ceramics business a dream come true

    YARMOUTH — At 14, Alison Evans took her first pottery class. She realized she had a talent, and decided to pursue the art form as a career. Twenty years later she is running her own small b...

  • Another friend at the end: Yarmouth couple offers hospice greeting cards

    YARMOUTH — Having to say goodbye to a dying loved one is arguably the hardest time in anyone's life. Drawing from their own experiences and talents, Katherine and Gordie Holmes of Cousins Island hope to bring comfort to those dealing with the end of life through a new line of hospice...

  • Freeport athletic fields project 'on time and on budget'

    FREEPORT — The first phase of the fields and trails project on Hunter Road is on schedule and nearly complete. "Everything is on time and on budget," said David Latulippe of Freeport Fields and Trails, a coalition of residents and business owners, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last we...

  • Yarmouth Rotary prepares for Germany trip

    YARMOUTH — In an effort to promote world peace and global understanding, a group of Rotarians have been participating in an exchange program for about 30 years. Carolyn Johnson, Rotary member and district governor nominee, said the organization sends four or five non-members and a Ro...

  • Student art on display for First Friday

    PORTLAND — Works of art by Falmouth and Yarmouth high school students will be on display this Friday at the Via Agency in the Baxter Building, 619 Congress St., as part of the First Friday Art Walk. The art was created by students in reaction to the genocide in Darfur. Former ...

  • Consumers, some Maine oil companies shifting toward alternative fuels

    YARMOUTH — On a cold day in early November, employees of Downeast Energy arrived at a home in Yarmouth for an appointment. They didn't drive an oil truck, or come to refill a propane tank. Instead, they closed all the windows and doors and set up a fan powerful enough to suck ...