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  • Honoring those who served

    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary carry the colors down Congress Street during Portland's annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Urge to serve sets up 6-way council race in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Councilor Bill Schaffer, who has served one, three-year term, hopes to retain his seat against former Councilor Mark Hough, former candidate Randy Bates, and three political...

  • Yarmouth Water District race attracts 4 candidates

    YARMOUTH — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees in the June 14 election. Incumbent Irving Felker Jr. will face challengers Andrew O'Brien, Bill Stees and Susan B. Krauss for the seats on the five-member board. Board member Charles Sawyer...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham residents weigh $2.9M bond for athletic facilities

    FREEPORT — A fundraising campaign is underway as voters prepare to decide whether to borrow $2.9 million for construction of an athletic complex at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted in March to put the bond in a June 14 referendum, and held a p...

  • June 4 walk in Portland to raise money for Haiti

    PORTLAND — A locally based relief organization will host a walk around the Back Cove Trail on Saturday, June 4, to raise money for Haiti. Registration for the 10 a.m. event will take place at 9 a.m. in Payson Park. The registration fee is $10, and the proceeds will benefit the...

  • Ceremony officially ends Brunswick Naval Air Station operations

    BRUNSWICK — In a ceremony attended by hundreds of people Tuesday, U.S. Navy and government officials closed Brunswick Naval Air Station. Speakers thanked surrounding towns, civilian staff and sailors, past and current, for their service, and emphasized the ongoing importance of the r...

  • Weekend ferry times tweaked for Cliff, Chebeague islands

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines directors last week voted unanimously to change the year-round, morning weekend departures from Cliff and Chebeague islands. Starting June 18, the Saturday morning departure time from Chebeague Island will be moved to 7:45 a.m., and the Sunday morning depar...

  • Portland firefighters mourn honorary 'king of the castle'

    PORTLAND — The Portland Fire Department last week said goodbye to its honorary deputy fire chief, who was known to many simply as "Foxy." James Fox, 59, died May 21 after a brief illness. Fox, a longtime West End resident before moving to South Portland, was a constant presenc...

  • Riverton 'turn-around' replaces half the Portland school's teachers

    PORTLAND — By the end of this school year, nearly half the teachers at Riverton Elementary School will be have been replaced in the last two years. Some of the 14 exiting teachers have been transferred to other schools in the district, while others are retiring. Riverton is a small, ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth, Portland residents on Appeals Court short list

    PORTLAND — President Obama will choose between a Cape Elizabeth lawyer and a Portland judge to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Reps. Michael Michaud and Chellie Pingree, both D-Maine, have nominated William Kayatta Jr. of Cape Elizabeth and J...