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  • 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-...

  • Sunday is Pettingill Farm Day in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The 36th Annual Pettengill Farm Day is Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by th...

  • Eat chowder, help Freeport residents

    FREEPORT — The 19th annual Chowdah Challenge, hosted by Freeport Community Services, will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 The event will take place at the L.L. Bean Discovery Park. Proceeds will benefit local families in need of food, heating fuel, rides to medical appointmen...

  • Sunday drivers should be aware of Maine Marathon

    FALMOUTH — Drivers should expect delays on Route 88 and Route 1 on Sunday, Oct. 2, because of the Maine Marathon. Approximately 2,500 runners will be participating between 7:30 a.m. and noon.  The following roads will be closed to non-local traffic: • Baxter B...

  • Schools honored for healthy environments

    AUGUSTA — Thirteen schools from four districts in the greater Portland area have received awards under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge for encouraging wholesome nutrition and frequent physical activity. The schools include Mable I. Wilson and North Y...

  • 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...

  • Livestrong Day ride returns in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The third annual community bike ride to support cancer survivors on Livestrong Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 1. Cyclists should check in at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St., between 9:30 and 10 a.m., and riders of all abilities are welcome. Cyclists will choose a 12- or 2...

  • Corrections

    A Sept. 22 story, "Towns seek train horn 'quiet zone' in advance of Downeaster," should have said that the Federal Railroad Administration estimates that the risk of a train collision is 44 percent greater in an area with a whistle ban and no supplemental safety measures. The Sept. 22 Falm...