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  • Archaeological dig unlocks unexpected history of Freeport farm

    FREEPORT — Pettengill Farm is more than a place to hold an annual festival each fall. It is the site of several archaeological digs, the results of which are on display at the Freeport Historical Society at Harrington House on Main Street until Oct. 7 The farm is the location ...

  • Grant Street get-together

    Hundreds of people turned out on July 30 for the Parkside Neighborhood Block Party on Grant Street in Portland. The event was the result of collaboration between neighborhood agencies and volunteers.

  • After false start, Planning Board approves Yarmouth subdivision

    YARMOUTH — Amid procedural confusion last week, the Planning Board approved construction of 38 single-family homes and a 32-unit multi-family building on about 58 acres off Hillside Drive. The board voted twice to approve the McKearney Village subdivision plan in a meeting on July 27...

  • Cumberland aims for 2012 dedication of veterans monument

    CUMBERLAND — A monument to veterans from as far back as the American Revolution is now expected to be dedicated next Memorial Day, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. A golf tournament will be held later this month to help raise the remaining funds to complete the m...

  • Bath business bakes charity into cupcakes

    BATH — A pair of business owners are proving that besides being tasty, cupcakes can aid good causes, too. Thorne Conley and Jane Conover operate C is for Cupcake, a bakery and mobile vendor that operates out of Conley's Oak Street home. Their delectable treats go toward satisfying sw...

  • 12 graduate from pilot summer program at Field Academy

    FREEPORT — Nyrobi Tyson, a 16-year-old from Asheville, N.C., spent the last five weeks traveling New England with 11 other students in the inaugural class of the Field Academy. Tys...

  • Peaks Island fuel company plan sparks opposition

    Discounts available to some island ferry riders PORTLAND — Anyone who purchases a monthly or annual pass from the Casco Bay Island Transit District can now get a discount courtesy of the Peaks Island Council. The council allocated $25,000 for the ferry discount program, whic...

  • Portland plans $5,000 fix at Deering Center community garden

    PORTLAND — The city's Public Services Division will spend $5,000 to fix problems associated with a community garden in the Deering Center neighborhood. Public Services Director Michael Bobinsky said the city will add trees to restore privacy for the garden's neighbors. It will also c...

  • U.S. Navy's Blue Angels to return for first civilian air show in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy may be gone, but the Blue Angels and other airborne acrobats are coming back for Brunswick Landing's first civilian air show Aug. 26-28. "It's the same airshow people have come to know and love," said Marty McMahon, aviation services manager for the Midcoast...

  • UPDATE: Victim identified, Portland police seek clues in deadly shooting

    PORTLAND — The state medical examiner on Tuesday identified a man who was shot to death early Monday morning off outer Congress Street. The victim was Allen MacLean, 41. An autopsy Tuesday confirmed he was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest. Acting Police Chief Michael Sau...