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  • Portland Film Festival returns with Falmouth connection

    PORTLAND — The second Portland Maine Film Festival returns this week with a variety of films, from short works to full-length features and animated films, at venues all ove...

  • Portland seeks annual Christmas tree

    PORTLAND — It's only October, but the city is already looking forward to Christmas. The city is seeking a 40- to 60-foot tall, "well-rounded" tree to be decorated with hundreds of LED lights and displayed in Monument Square. A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on No...

  • Successful brew-print: Shipyard hopes Pumpkinhead creates national buzz

    PORTLAND — For beer-drinkers around Maine, the arrival of Shipyard Brewery's Pumpkinhead beer means it's time to dig the fall sweaters out of the closet and put away the patio furniture. The nearly 20-year-old Portland brewery's seasonal beer has become a staple for fall in Maine, bu...

  • North Deering crime watch organizes

    PORTLAND — North Deering residents on Thursday, Oct. 6, will hold an organizational meeting for a new neighborhood crime watch. The North Deering Neighborhood Association said in a press release it has been working on the anti-crime initiative with the Portland Police Department for ...

  • Munjoy Hill festival seeks vendors

    PORTLAND — The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is seeking vendors for this month's "We Love Munjoy Hill Festival." The organization said in a press release openings are still available for food vendors, artists, street good vendors and nonprofit associations. Applications are a...

  • Harpswell teen killed in car accident

    HARPSWELL — An 18-year-old driver was killed on Wednesday night when he swerved to avoid a deer on Route 123 in Harpswell. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Cameron L. Van Vlack lost control of his vehicle when a deer ran into the roadway. Van Vlack's car hit a tre...

  • Planners bristle at council request for more public hearings on Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — If the City Council wants more public input on proposed changes to zoning rules in Willard Square, they can conduct hearings themselves. That was the message sent Tuesday by the Planning Board, whose members were defiant in the face of a new charge from councilors to...

  • 'A path worth going down:' St. Alban's welcomes Rev. Tim Boggs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — His first day of service as the new rector of St. Alban's Church was Sept. 11, the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. It was also the homecoming Sunday of the parish after the summer. For Rev. Tim Boggs, the day was filled with mixed emotions. He said it w...

  • South Portland school board awards $108K in contracts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It may still be three years until a renovated South Portland High School opens its doors for classes, but deals are already being made with companies to be involved in the construction project. On Monday, the school board approved a nearly $79,000 deal with Yarmouth-...

  • Congregation hopes to demolish, rebuild burned Brunswick church

    BRUNSWICK — Three months after a fire gutted the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, the congregation has voted to tear down the structure and rebuild on Pleasant Street. Without knowing how much the insurance settlement would be, and with only an estimate of the costs of re...