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  • Turnabout is fair play in Falmouth

    Tom Charrette of Yarmouth gets a tow from his son Mathieu, 2, during Winterfest activities on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Tidewater Farm Learning Center in Falmouth.

  • Topsham Everest climber shares motivational stories on lecture circuit

    TOPSHAM — On his third and final adventure on Mt. Everest in 1988, Ed Webster and three colleagues decided to scale the world’s tallest mountain the hard way. Not that there’s necessarily an easy way. They went up one of Everest’s most dangerous sides, w...

  • Bowdoin College gets $400K to replace central boiler

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will receive a $400,000 grant to upgrade the boiler that delivers heat and electricity to the campus. College officials said the new boiler will replace the 46-year-old central unit that provides heat for about 75 percent of the campus. They said the new s...

  • Falmouth Police Department hires new officer

    FALMOUTH — There's a new face on the Falmouth police force. Officer Kurt Fegan, fresh from 18 weeks at the Maine Police Academy, began work Monday, Dec. 21, as a member of the Police Department. He was hired to replace Officer Brad Walker, who retired last year. Fegan, 26, gre...

  • Skowhegan man convicted in sex-play shooting death of South Portland resident

    PORTLAND — It took less than an hour for a Cumberland County Superior Court jury to find Malcom Bruce Lavallee-Davidson guilty of manslaughter in the April 2009 shooting death of a 50-year-old South Portland man. The jury found Lavallee-Davidson, who did not testify, guilty of being ...

  • Update: Maine-based Haiti partnership focuses on medical support, starts earthquake relief fund

    PORTLAND — A local nonprofit that works to improve health care in Haiti has set up a recovery fund to help those in the earthquake-ravaged country, and the director of the group is headed there this weekend. Nate Nickerson, executive director of Konbit Sante, said he still plans to m...

  • County commissioners add to flap surrounding MRRA appointments

    BRUNSWICK — The goal to keep politics off the board that oversees redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station seems to have required political – and possibly illegal – maneuvering.  After previously abstaining from endorsing individuals to serve on the Midcoast Regi... 1

  • 'Nothing lasts forever': Yarmouth centenarian accepts demise of tree he fought to save

    YARMOUTH — The man who relentlessly battled to save Herbie, the stately elm tree on the corner of East Main Street and Yankee Drive, says he is at peace with the decision to let nature run its course. At 101, former tree warden Frank Knight said it's time to stand aside as Dutch elm dise...

  • Portland city councilor to pay OAS fine

    PORTLAND — District 3 City Councilor Dan Skolnik agreed Monday in District Court to pay a fine for driving with a suspended license. Skolnik is also scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 26, where he is expected to contest a charge that his auto insurance lapsed. Skolnik ...

  • Celebration of African masks

    Families gathered at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the African mask collection of David C. Driskoll. The festival, "Spirit Masks with Dance and Drums," featured a mask drawing and coloring session followed and a masquerade performance by Oscar Mokeme, director of the M...