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  • North Yarmouth hosts Fun Day, triathlon, Aug. 27-28

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not to be lost in the contrails of the Great State of Maine Air Show happening the same weekend, this year's North Yarmouth Fun Day is hosting an air show of its own, of sorts. Two residents are expected to fly their planes over Fun Day's parade, and the Saturday, Au...

  • Candidate pool filling up in upcoming Freeport election

    FREEPORT — In the past two weeks, nine residents have taken out nomination papers for various positions in the Nov. 8 municipal election. There are three Town Council seats, two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees, one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees and two ...

  • GOP presidential candidate to visit Freeport

    FREEPORT — Republican presidential candidate Gary E. Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, will be the guest speaker at the annual Maine Republican Liberty Caucus Calvin Coolidge Clambake. The public is welcome to attend and tickets are $25 at the door. The event starts at 5 p.m. o...

  • Village Improvement Society donates historical signs to Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Residents who enjoy the Royal River Park for its beauty, open space and walking path can now learn about the history of the river going back nearly 300 years. Thanks to a gift from the ...

  • Recycling rate drops after changes in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Recycling rates for July are down, after the town doubled the number of curbside pick-ups and eliminated its silver bullets. Falmouth historically has one of the highest recycling rates in all of the ecomaine participating towns, typically recycling between 45 and 50 perce...

  • All aboard

    "Junior Conductor" Owen Rogers, 3, and his dad, Brian Rogers, check out the train, on display at the Amtrak 40-year-anniversary celebration in Freeport on Saturday. The Rogers family, who are visiting the area from Denver, Colo., joined many others in exploring exhibits and taking tours on the tr...

  • Democrat wins special election to fill House 121 seat

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic candidate Kim Monaghan-Derrig narrowly defeated Republican candidate Nancy Thompson in a special election Tuesday night for the House District 121 seat. Monaghan-Derrig beat Thompson 1,340 to 1,164. "I feel very elated, very thrilled and very reliev...

  • Councilor recovering well after heart surgery

    FALMOUTH — Town Councilor and local real estate developer Fred Chase is recovering well at his home after having six-way heart bypass surgery last week. "He's doing remarkably well," said his son, Dave Chase, on Tuesday. Dave Chase said his father was suffering from shortness ...

  • Chebeague ferry service offers online ticket discounts

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The island's ferry service is offering parking and round-trip ticket discounts to non-residents. Starting late last month, the Chebeague Transportation Company made day-pass tickets available on its website,

  • 7 turn in papers to become Portland's first elected mayor

    PORTLAND — Seven of the 20 residents to express interest in becoming Portland's first popularly elected mayor in more than 80 years have turned in their nomination papers, as of Tuesday morning. Now, the candidates must wait as the City Clerk's office works to validate each petition....