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  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't matter: South Portland military museum hosts 'spectacular soiree'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A showcase of gay-friendly wedding services finally had its day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, more than three months after it was originally scheduled. The event dubbed a "spectacular soiree" for attendees of the Downeast Pride Alliance, a local network of gay-friendly busine...

  • West's best B boys

    All eyes and hands were on the prize after Falmouth won its first Western Class B boys' basketball title Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Yachtsmen will meet Camden in the Gold Ball game Saturday in Bangor. More in Sports, Page 13.

  • Buy Local movement emerging in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a city known for big-box stores and the Maine Mall, which is filled with national retailers, visibility can be difficult for locally owned small businesses. But a group of merchants are hoping to change that by launching South Portland Buy Local on March 16 at the...

  • Board defends private meeting about Scarborough principal

    SCARBOROUGH — The principal of Scarborough High School said she has not ruled out any options after learning the School Board may have acted inappropriately when it discussed whether she should be reappointed. Principal Patricia Conant said she was told on Friday, Feb. 5, that she wo...

  • Winter Fun Day to be held at Rines Forest

    CUMBERLAND — The Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust will hold a Winter Fun Day at Rines Forest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. All ages are welcome to explore the more than 200-acre forest. Forester Jay Braunscheidel and members of the trust will give guided tours, and ...

  • South Portland draft budget includes deep cuts in fire, police departments

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than $250,000 in public safety cuts are part of the city manager's preliminary proposal to reduce the budget by $1.3 million. The Fire Department faces the biggest cut of $150,000, while the Police Department is slated for $105,000 in reductions. The dept...

  • Falmouth to discuss Ledgewood Drive plans

    FALMOUTH — Residents are invited to a Parks and Public Works Department public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss improvements to Ledgewood Drive. The 6 p.m. meeting in Town Hall Council Chambers will give residents an opportunity to discuss driveways, drainage issues and pot...

  • Harpswell voters to decide on $4M budget at Town Meeting

    HARPSWELL — Along with two contested elections, residents will vote on the town’s 2010 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, March 20. The proposed $4 million municipal budget is down about 1 percent from last year, Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said Tuesday. Harpswell&rsq...

  • Police arrest Bath robbery suspects, their mother

    BATH — Two men allegedly involved in a Feb. 15 Walgreens pharmacy robbery were arrested on Tuesday, while their mother faces drug charges. Kittery police on Tuesday arrested Michael Andrew Creamer, 20, and his brother, Anthony Joel Creamer, 18, on warrants obtained that day by B...

  • Bath turf field bond opponents optimistic after submitting petitions to city

    BATH — Petitioners hoping to overturn a plan to borrow up to $300,000 for an artificial turf field at McMann Field submitted 1,111 signatures to City Clerk Mary White on Feb. 23 – 356 more signatures than required. If White certifies the 755 necessary signatures and s...