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News

  • Correction

    An Oct. 8 candidate profile of Howard R. Farr Jr., the Republican candidate in South Portland's House District 122, should have said he volunteers twice a month at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland.

  • Take back the park

    Cape Elizabeth Town Councilor Sara Lennon, left, snips the ribbon as horticulturist Rick Churchill steadies the tape on Oct. 16 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially start an invasive plant species-cutting event at Fort Williams Park. The day marked the beginning of volunteer efforts to res...

  • Pace-setter

    Kathleen Strickland, a breast cancer survivor, had the honor of cutting the ribbon to start the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 17, because she was the largest online fundraiser. The 15th annual walk attracted about 250 participants and raised more than $40,000 for th...

  • South Portland, SMCC to train energy auditors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday created a new energy efficiency training and weatherization program in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College. The council also waived the formal bidding process and approved $80,000 in emergency purchases for the Fire and Public...

  • Yarmouth plans energy information meetings

    YARMOUTH — Maine Green Energy Alliance and the town are working together to help...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Freeport Sewer District gets $250K grant

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District was awarded a $250,000 grant for electrical efficiency upgrades through Efficiency Maine. Michael Ashby, vice chairman of the district Board of Trustees, said in a press release that the implementation of the technology will reduce the facility's en...

  • Natural gas gets Freeport council's ear

    FREEPORT — Representatives of Maine Natural Gas will conduct an informational presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at a 6:30 p.m. Town Council meeting. The presentation will include a report on gas line installation, safety, training and maintenance. There will also be a question-a...

  • Annual run benefits Yarmouth Food Pantry

    YARMOUTH — The fourth annual Pumpkin Run to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry will take place Saturday, Oct. 30. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race at at the high school on West Elm Street. Participants can also register online at