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  • After predicting weather for 35 years, Cumberland man's forecast is retirement

    CUMBERLAND — For Albert Wheeler, weather isn't something you just praise when the sun shines or complain about when the rain falls. It's been a lifelong pursuit and career. The pursuit may continue, but the career will come to a close at the end of the year when Wheeler, will ...

  • Portland has Bayside land sale in the works

    PORTLAND — A City Council subcommittee is considering selling land in the Bayside neighborhood and purchasing another piece of land. But city officials are being secretive about the details, refusing to disclose the location of the city-owned property. The Community Developmen...

  • Portland Press Herald donated ads worth nearly $47K to proponents of mayoral election

    PORTLAND — Opponents of the successful campaign to have an elected mayor are complaining that proponents received nearly $47,000 in free advertising from The Portland Press Herald the week before the November election. The gift was disclosed in a post-election finance report for Elec...

  • Hope floats for bringing USS JFK aircraft carrier to Portland

    The tower of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier stands 19 stories above the water and would be a significant presence in Portland Harbor if a proposal to dock the ship at the city's new mega-berth is approved.

  • Topsham selectmen hire new town manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of Cornell Knight to replace Jim Ashe as town manager. Knight, now town manager in Winthrop, will join Topsham Feb. 1, 2011. Because Ashe is leaving at the end of this year, staff will fill in during the mon...

  • Bomb threat closes Brunswick High School

    BRUNSWICK — A bomb threat forced the closing Friday of Brunswick High School. The shutdown was originally attributed by school officials to "a building malfunction," but Superintendent Paul Perzanoski confirmed later in the morning that officials were investigating a bomb threat...

  • Toy story

    Jim Wickham, left, of the South Portland Lions Club, and his son, JR, try to decide what else they can add to their cart while Thornton Heights Lions Club President Richard Campbell and Anne Galyean of the South Portland Boys and Girls Club make their way down the aisle at Target on Dec. 11 during t...

  • All aboard for Christmas

    Volunteer Dave Japikse from Tri County Literacy reads "The Night Before Christmas" to an attentive group of children waiting for Santa and his elves to appear aboard the "Candy Cane Train" last weekend between Bath and Wiscasset.

  • Sister act

    Paige Bishop, 8, grabs hold of her sister Haylee, 4, on a small hill near their home in Bath last Saturday afternoon when there was a dusting of sleddable snow.

  • Accident closes part of Route 1 in Falmouth

    The southbound lanes of Route 1 in Falmouth were closed Thursday morning near the intersections with Webber Way and Greenway Drive after an accident involving a Honda Civic and a U.S. Postal Service truck. The Civic, driven by Lisa Corson, 40, of Falmouth, reportedly rear-ended the mail truck, p...