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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • City Hall overhaul: Some reasons change, some don't, in the decision to elect Portland's mayor

    PORTLAND — When residents head to the polls on Nov. 8 to choose a mayor, they will be cementing the biggest change in city government in nearly 90 years. Last year, voters narrowly approved changes to the City Charter to have a popularly elected mayor – one who will serve a fou...

  • Taking education outdoors in Portland

    Lyman Moore Middle School seventh-graders Gianna Fagone, left, and Reegan Leslie cut a ribbon to dedicate a new outdoor classroom at the school on Oct. 28. The event also marked completion of a renovation project that included the addition of a flagpole and other schoolyard improvements. The area wa...