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  • Unlocked vehicles targeted in Falmouth crime spree

    FALMOUTH — Police are asking residents to remove valuables from their cars and make sure their parked vehicles are locked after a string of car burglaries and several car thefts. Vehicles in the Flats, the Foreside, and in the Blackstrap Road area have been targets, and police said a...

  • Fair-ly perfect conditions in Cumberland

    Just before noon on opening day last Sunday in Cumberland, the midway is all folks and food at the Cumberland County Fair. Summer-like weather welcomed people to the 140th annual celebration, which continues through Saturday, Oct. 1.

  • Frannie Peabody Center wins $930K grant

    PORTLAND — The Frannie Peabody Center announced last week that it has won a $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve housing and services for those living with HIV/AIDS. The grant will be used to provide 44 people with housing and 26 with su...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on strengthening neighborhoods

    Third in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on issues facing the city. PORTLAND — It may be a city of about 65,000 residents, but Portland can seem smaller at times because of its many distinct geographic neighborhoods. Besides Peaks, Cliff, ...

  • Casco Bay islands to elect representatives to ferry board

    PORTLAND — Island communities on Nov. 8 will elect three people to the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors. Two candidates hope to represent Great Diamond Island: Kathleen Hoffner, of Pleasant Cove Lane, and Roger Robinson, of Crescent Avenue. The Great Diamon...

  • Portland Water District election pits contractor against watchdog

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 8 will choose between a construction contractor and an environmental watchdog for an open seat on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. The five-year seat is currently held by David Margolis-Pineo, who is not seeking re-election. The district... 2

  • First lady to visit Portland as legislators vote on redistricting

    PORTLAND — First lady Michelle Obama will be in town Friday to raise money for her husband's presidential re-election campaign. The fundraiser comes the ...

  • Green building tour opens homes, businesses to the public

    FALMOUTH — Homes and businesses throughout the region will be open for anyone to stroll through on Saturday, Oct. 1, all in the name of green energy. "This isn't a house-beautiful tour, this is about energy," said Falmouth resident Claudia King, who is also chairwoman of the town's r...

  • Dining Dish: Bresca Day to open, Arby's closes, L.F.K. moves in

    Beginning at the end of October, Bresca in Portland will be open during the day to offer pastries, sandwiches and light lunches. Owner and recent James Beard Award nominee Krista Kern De...

  • Unsung Hero: Cape Elizabeth's Meghan Mette, fiddling for the bay

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Some lucky people discover a passion in life that feeds the soul. Meghan Mette avidly pursues two such passions, Irish fiddle music and marine biology, and she’s only 18 years old. Moreover, she’s making the world a better place in the process. Met...