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  • Half marathon in Freeport on Aug. 14

    FREEPORT — Reinke Sports Group will sponsor the first Freeport Half Marathon on Sunday, Aug. 14. The event is for runners of all levels, walkers and specta...

  • Soft landing

    Students from 12 to 16 years old participated in Portland International Jetport's Aviation Career Exploration Camp last week. They built model rockets and launched them Friday at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland, where a quartet of campers chased down a rocket after a successful launch an...

  • Yarmouth Rotary hosts Rotaplast speaker

    YARMOUTH — Heather Merriam, executive director of Rotaplast, will speak at the Rotary Club of Yarmouth's breakfast meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 a.m. at Town Hall. Rotaplast International organizes as many as 18 missions a year to perform cleft palate and lip surgery on children i...

  • Circus Smirkus in Freeport next week

    FREEPORT — Circus Smirkus, the traveling youth circus, will be in town Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, at the Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road. This year's theme is "Front Page Fol...

  • Base work for transit hub to begin in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Base construction and sewer separation necessary for the planned Mill Creek Transit Hub are slated to begin in less than two weeks. Councilors on Monday approved a $560,000 bid from Maietta Industries of Scarborough to do the work in the Knightville-Mill Creek area.

  • Bath planners approve shed for ship reconstruction

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the placement of a shed that will house the reconstructed pinnace Virginia. The keel of that ship, based on one built at the Popham Colony in 1607-1608, was laid at a 19th century freight shed at the corner of Commercial and L...

  • New principal takes over at South Portland High School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland High School has a new principal. James Holland received unanimous approval for the job Monday from the School Board. Holland has been principal at Livermore Falls High School for one year. He replaces Jeanne Crocker, who after 13 years at SPHS is takin...

  • Youths cause up to $1,500 damage in Bath cemetery

    BATH — Vandals caused between $1,200 and $1,500 worth of damage at Maple Grove Cemetery Sunday morning, according to the Police Department. Lt. Stan Cielinski said Officer Mike Lever responded to a call at 12:45 a.m. about a juvenile at Maritime Apartments who was not supposed to be ...

  • Harpswell hopes to improve boaters' access to Graveyard Point

    HARPSWELL — Graveyard Point may be a public boat launch, but few motor boats ever use the landing. That's because the road leading to the water is narrow and turns abruptly to sand and large rocks well before the water line, making it nearly impossible to back a trailer down to the s...

  • Topsham Fair admission price now includes rides

    TOPSHAM — The 157th annual Topsham Fair starts with harness racing on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7-8, and features a full slate of events from Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 9-14. Admission to the fairgrounds, off Route 196, is $10, a price that now includes rides. Harness racing will be ...