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  • UPDATE: White House confirms Obama will visit Maine next week

    PORTLAND — The White House confirmed today that President Barack Obama will visit the Portland area on April 1 to promote the health-care overhaul that became law this week. The president's visit was announced this morning by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. “This ref...

  • Bath church gathers items for food bank

    BATH — Bath United Methodist Church will park a truck in front of City Hall on Tuesday, March 30, with more than 50 large boxes of food collected by church members to benefit the Bath Area Food Bank. The church is offering members of the community a chance to add to the collection e...

  • A Brunswick tradition

    Summer-like temperatures on March 20, the first day of spring, meant a 45-minute wait at Fat Boy drive-in in Brunswick. But it didn't deter Aaron Tufts and Dave Donnelly and their wives, who enjoyed the top-down weather.

  • Wellness Day in South Portland

    Polin Men, left, a junior at South Portland High School, leads a hip hop dance workshop at Memorial Middle School on Wednesday, March 23, when students and staff celebrated Wellness Day by participating in a variety of activities, from kick-boxing to making fruit smoothies.

  • Cape class hosts GOP gubernatorial debate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school advanced placement government class will host a debate Tuesday, March 30, with three of the Republican gubernatorial candidates. Candidates participating are Steve Abbott, Mark Jacobson and Bill Beardsley. Two students will act as moderators and ...

  • GOP candidate to speak in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — First Congressional District candidate Dean Scontras will speak at Town Hall on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Scontras, a Republican, will discuss the economy.

  • Cape School Board continues to work on 3 budget scenarios

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has held four budget workshops in two weeks, and is continuing to work through three budget scenarios for the 2011 school year. Superintendent Alan Hawkins gave a financial update at the March 23 meeting, and said due to reductions in health ins...

  • Some teaching jobs restored in Scarborough after state subsidy increase

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on March 18 approved a revised budget that restores more than $460,000 to the superintendent's proposed budget. The budget includes funds for several positions originally scheduled to be cut and asks for a 3.87 percent increase in taxes. The state re...

  • Proposed Scarborough ordinance allows backyard chickens, eliminates 'piggery' prohibition

    SCARBOROUGH — There's good news for people looking to raise chickens or grow vegetables in their backyards. The Town Council voted unanimously last week to send a list of proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance to the Planning Board for review. The amendments would ease restricti...

  • 'Reality check' stalls plan for art studios at South Portland's Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Plans to bring an arts studio and cafe to Willard Square have been put on hold. Instead, an old house at the corner of Preble and Willow streets, once envisioned as a cultural center for local artists, is expected to become a two-unit residence, according to Planning...