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  • Heart trek

    Sosanya Pok, 20, of Scarborough, hugs the Martin's Point Health Care mascot before joining the Southern Maine Heart Walk around Back Cove in Portland on Sunday. The event included health screenings, children's activities and educational exhibits, with a fundraising goal of $335,000 for the American ...

  • Ground Zero artifact to arrive in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A 20-foot, 50,000-pound piece of steel salvaged from Ground Zero in New York City will be delivered Saturday, to be used in a 911 monument to the Twin Towers. Elaine Green, the 911 Committee chairwoman and a member of the Freeport Flag Ladies, said the steel beam is expect...

  • Cumberland council candidates cautious on gravel pit vote

    CUMBERLAND — Three residents are running for the at-large Town Council seat being vacated by 12-year Councilor Jeff Porter. Voters will decide on June 14 whether Thomas Gruber of Foreside Road, Sally Leavitt of Morgan Lane or Michael Edes of Edes Road – all seeking their first ...

  • Service costs among issues for North Yarmouth selectmen candidates

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Three business owners are competing for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the June 14 town election. The three-year terms are being vacated by Selectman Carol Burgess, who has served four terms, and by one-term Selectman Mark Verrill. Hoping to fill those...

  • School board backs adding $115K to RSU 5 budget

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors supports adding $115,000 to the proposed 2012 school budget for professional development and literacy support. In a straw vote taken during a meeting on May 11, six of nine members said they favor adding the money to the b...

  • Exit ramp closings expected on I-295

    PORTLAND — Paving between Exit 20 in Freeport and Exit 28 in Brunswick on Interstate 295 will force ramp closures beginning this week. Ramps will be closed periodically, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Crews will be working on the roads nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a...

  • Maine PUC says Central Maine Power must allow customers to refuse 'smart' electric meters

    AUGUSTA — Central Maine Power Co. customers who do not want "smart" electric meters will be able to opt out of the program, after a decision Tuesday by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The PUC ruled that customers who do not want the wireless meters on their homes or businesses...

  • Casco Bay Lines union 'reluctantly' agrees to contract in Portland

    PORTLAND — It took more than two years, but Casco Bay Lines and its unionized employees have reached an agreement on a three-year contract. The two sides were deadlocked over issues like wage increases and health insurance when the dispute went to arbitration. The arbitrator i...

  • Portland teens charged with vandalizing Deering High School

    PORTLAND — Two teenage boys allegedly smashed several windows at Deering High School in the early hours of May 13 before being caught by a neighbor of the school. Joseph Reali, 18, and Jason Alexander, 19, both of Portland, were charged with aggravated criminal mischief at about 1 a....

  • Portland city manager finalists to meet the public

    PORTLAND — Interim City Manager Patricia Finnigan and two Massachusetts managers are finalists for the city's top administrative job. Julian Suso of Framingham, Mass., and Mark Rees of North Andover, Mass., are expected to be in Portland on Friday to meet with the public. The City Co...