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  • Food, music, more Sunday at 38th Old Port Festival in Portland

    PORTLAND — The 38th Old Port Festival will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said a large portion of the Old Port will be closed to traffic. Streets within, but not including, Temple, Congress, Pearl and Commercial street will be close...

  • 3 Peaks Island residents arrested on drug charges in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three Portland residents have been arrested  in South Portland on drug charges, the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a press release Monday afternoon. According to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, 31-year-old Justin Cram, 32-year-old Andrea Tuttle and...

  • Portland police seek suspected West End arsonist

    Federal Street fire not related to 4 others reported early Monday PORTLAND — Police are investigating a string of suspicious fires early Monday morning in the west side. Police Lt. Gary Rogers said four fires were reported within an hour of each oth...

  • Fire ravages 126-year-old Brunswick church; faulty wiring blamed

    BRUNSWICK — A destructive fire broke out at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Pleasant Street early Monday morning, the fourth major fire in town since January. The rear of the 126-year-old church was severely damaged by flames, and the sanctuary sustained serious smoke and water ...

  • Scarborough library takes passport duties

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents looking to apply for U.S. passports should now head to the Scarborough Public Library at 48 Gorham Road rather than Town Hall. The change took place June 1, following a recent change in federal law prohibiting facilities that issue birth certificates from proc...

  • Yarmouth publisher Islandport Press expands to e-books

    YARMOUTH — You can read the latest release from Islandport Press without even turning a page. Instead, you can turn on a Kindle, iPad, or Nook – devices used to read books electronically. "Abbott's Reach," a historical novel written by Bangor native Ardeana Hamlin, ...

  • North Bath history book showcases work of late author

    BATH — For many people, the joy that Nancy Dearborn Lovetere's longtime labor of love is finally complete is perhaps equal to the sorrow that she isn't around to see it. "The Road to Down Street: The Story of North Bath" was released by Yarmouth-based Islandport Press in March, a yea...

  • Volunteers needed for Beach to Beacon 10K

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Up to 800 volunteers are needed for the annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race on Aug. 6. Due to an expanded parking program, 30 volunteers are needed to assist with runner and spectator parking near the start, the finish and in satellite parking lots. 

  • Meeting planned on Trout Brook

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A community meeting on a management plan for the Trout Brook Watershed will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the South Portland Planning Department on Ocean Street in South Portland. Trout Brook is s 2.9-mile stream that flows along the northeastern boun...

  • Knitter, author to give talk at Brunswick cafe

    BRUNSWICK — A lecture and slide show will be given by Katharine Cobey, an author and sculptural knitter, on Saturday, June 25, from 2-4 p.m. The Maine Fiberarts presentation, which also includes a short film of a working Worumbo Mill from the 1950s, will be held at Frontier Cafe &...