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  • Maine filmmaker, disabled vet tell story of returning home after war

    PORTLAND — While Army Sgt. Matthew Pennington was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq in 2006, he never imagined he would return home to star in a film about a war veteran struggling to adjust to community life. But that's exactly what happened. Although, for Pennington, th...

  • Portland-South Portland emergency dispatch merger enters final phase

    PORTLAND — Emergency dispatchers in Portland and South Portland are entering the final phase of a consolidation program that began nearly a decade ago. In the next few months, a dozen South Portland dispatchers will begin working at Portland's dispatch center at 109 Middle St. South ...

  • St. Paddy's Day preview

    Students from the Stillson School of Irish Dance display their talent on Commercial Street last Sunday morning during Portland's annual parade to mark St. Patrick's Day, which is on Thursday, March 17.

  • UPDATE: Republican, 2 Democrats eye Maine Senate seat to be vacated by South Portland's Bliss

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At least two Democrats and one Republican said they are considering running to replace state Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, who announced his resignation Tuesday. State Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, and attorney Paul Aranson, a Scarborough Democrat, on...

  • Over in a flash (mob): 'Formal Freeze' at the Maine Mall in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — If you were shopping at the Maine Mall on Saturday and happened to be walking through the center court near The Gap, Starbucks, and The Sports Authority at 3 p.m., you would have seen about 30 people, mostly teenagers, wearing fancy dresses and suits, standing completely mo...

  • Portland women travel to Ireland for international rugby games

    PORTLAND — Members of the Portland Women’s Rugby Football Club started spring season practices early this year in order to prepare for their first international games. In the Portland High School ...

  • UPDATE: Hawkes, Meisenbach, Ogrodnik elected in Harpswell; write-in seeks recount of SAD 75 vote

    HARPSWELL — Voters at last Saturday's annual Town Meeting elected Alison Hawkes to the Board of Selectmen, and Jane Meisenbach and Kay Ogrodnik to the board of School Administrative District 75. But School Board write-in candidate Sheryl Johnson requested a recount, which will take...

  • UPDATED: Country music star Brad Paisley coming to Scarborough Downs

    SCARBOROUGH — Reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and three-time Grammy Award-winner Brad Paisley will headline the first Seacoast Country Music Festival at Scarborough Downs on Sunday, July 17. The festival will also feature CMA Male Vocalist of the Year ...

  • Rotary awards grant to Thomas Memorial Library

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club awarded Thomas Memorial Library money to purchase the complete DVD children's documentary series, “Families of the World.” This series features 24 DVDs, each profiling families in different parts of the world....

  • South Portland police chase ends in crash

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a brief chase in the early morning hours on March 3, after responding to a report of a vehicle striking a snow bank. Police received a report that a red Volkswagen Golf had backed into a snow bank on Mildred Street and then driven off. Offic...