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  • Community garden grows neighborhood strife in Portland

    PORTLAND — On a recent sunny afternoon, Laura Carten was hard at work, hunched over a raised garden bed in Deering Center as the wind blew gently through the pines and the birds chirped nearby. Carten was tending her 8-by-8-foot plot near Evergreen Cemetery, where she has planted rad...

  • 15 at the starting line for Portland mayoral election

    PORTLAND — Fifteen potential candidates have filed the initial paperwork at City Hall to become Portland's first popularly elected mayor in more than 80 years. Now, it will be up to those residents to collect enough signatures from registered voters to place their names on the Novemb...

  • State sending Rapid Response team to Portland after Barber Foods announces 83 layoffs

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods announced on Monday it will lay off 83 employees by the end of August. Chief Executive Officer David Barber said the layoffs are not related to the recent acquisition of Barber Foods by Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods. "It would have happened regar...

  • Train collides with pickup truck near Falmouth Road

    FALMOUTH — A train collided with a pickup truck near the Falmouth Road railroad crossing early Monday morning. Police said Raymond Freeman, 42, of Biddeford, apparently drove the truck down the rail line and parked on the tracks around midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. Mon...

  • Fourth of July events on tap for Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague

    FREEPORT — Freeport, Yarmouth and Chebeague Island will celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks, races and activities for the whole family. There will be a blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast in Freeport, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Saint Jude Hall on Main St...

  • Rail officials consider alternate sites for Brunswick train depot

    BRUNSWICK — The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority told Brunswick residents last week that officials are considering alternate locations for an Amtrak maintenance facility. Addressing a standing-room-only crowd, Patricia Quinn assured residents th...

  • Hurry up and wait in Brunswick

    Food was flying at the annual Taste of Brunswick on the Mall last weekend during the Wait Staff Challenge. Tess Hitchcock of Lions Pride, Caitlin Gatchell of Frontier Cafe and Scott Smith of Market Basket compete in one of the rounds.

  • Sagadahoc County offers drug discount card

    BATH — Sagadahoc County has launched a program to help residents with the cost of prescription drugs. The free Prescription Discount Card program offers an average savings of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medications, according to the county Emergency Management Age...

  • Forum set on fishing at Kettle Cove

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In response to a request from local fishermen, a forum will be held on Monday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss commercial and recreational fishing and boating activity in the Kettle Cove area. A letter was sent to neighboring property owners and owners ...

  • Double the fun for Scarborough

    The Scarborough boys' lacrosse team turns into a celebratory mass after the Red Storm repeated as Class A champions with a 6-4 win over Lewiston last Saturday.