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  • Group hopes to strengthen Portland's India Street neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Residents, businesses and property owners in the India Street corridor are creating a neighborhood association to deal with vacant properties, trash and chronic trespassing in the area. A small organizing group met Sept. 28 to discuss common concerns and brought in a commu...

  • Pretty in pink: Portland, South Portland firefighters raise cancer awareness

    PORTLAND — Pink is not the color typically associated with firefighters who stand ready to charge into burning buildings. But firefighters in Portland and South Portland will put their egos aside, and don pink T-shirts for three days next week. The attire is more than a bold f...

  • Cumberland County: Voters asked to revise government

    PORTLAND — When voters go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect local and state representatives, residents of Cumberland County will also vote on whether to approve the county's first charter. For the past 250 years, the county has operated without a charter, instead following rules that were...

  • FEMA pulls flood maps, promises to work with coastal communities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing new flood insurance maps proposed for Cumberland and York counties. Instead, FEMA on Friday said it will undertake a more collaborative approach to redraw the floodplain maps, which could affect waterfront deve...

  • Scarborough state representative pleads guilty to drunken driving

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, was driving drunk last August when he crashed his car at southbound Mile 23 of Interstate 295 in Freeport. Flaherty, 25, pleaded guilty Oct. 1 to operating under the influence on the night of Aug. 8, when he was returning from a ...

  • Artist in the making

    Eight-month-old Sam Robinson gets introduced to the fine art of watercolor painting Sept. 25 during the Five River Arts Alliance Family Arts Festival on the mall in downtown Brunswick.

  • Local chefs, local food in 20 Mile Meal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 20 Mile Meal, featuring food from some of the best chefs in the Portland area, will take place Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is hosted by

  • Cape workshop to discuss Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will meet in a workshop on Monday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. for an overview of Fort Williams Park issues. Offering the council information will be Bob Malley, director of public works; Maureen McCarthy, chairwoman of the Fort Williams Advisory Commission...

  • SEDCO to celebrate 25 years at annual meeting

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Landing at Pine Point. Former Gov. Angus King will deliver the keynote address at the meeting, which will celebrate SEDCO's 25th anniversary. ...

  • Insurance bureau offers help in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A Consumer Outreach Session to help people with insurance cases and to raise awareness about Maine Bureau of Insurance resources will be held, Wednesday, Oct. 6, from...