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  • Mid-Coast legislative races take shape; June primary will determine District 64 Democratic candidate

    BRUNSWICK — The field of candidates for the state Legislature is shaping up, with contested races in each of the Mid-Coast area's eight districts. In District 64, which covers Harpswell and Phippsburg, the race for the state House of Representatives will first require a primary to de...

  • North Yarmouth woman makes families with critically ill children her cause

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Tracy Hessel Libby turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity for other Maine families several years ago when she founded Caring Resources for Living. In 2002, Libby's 2 1/2-year-old child, Camden, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. “There w...

  • Flag flies in D.C. in honor of Freeport volunteers

    FREEPORT — In honor of more than 400 volunteers in town, a flag will be flown at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 18-24. Deb Daggett, the volunteer coordinator for Freeport Community Services, said this is one way ...

  • Portland School Committee chairman seeks reprieve for sports, music programs

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton said he plans to submit a proposal to trim about $109,000 from next year's budget that does not directly affect students. Eglinton said he will propose cutting the School Committee's contingency fund for contracted services in an ef...

  • Falmouth debate over vernal pools continues as ordinance is sent back to committee

    FALMOUTH — The debate over vernal pool protections will continue. A Town Council vote on the proposed Resource Protection Ordinance has been delayed so changes can be made to wording and definitions. Last week the Planning Board voted unanimously to send the Resource Protectio...

  • Federal grant provides Yarmouth Police Department with Tasers

    YARMOUTH — Police Department officers have been trained to operate Tasers and will be carrying the electric devices as soon as May 1.  About a year ago, Police Chief Mike Morrill applied for a $15,000 federal Byrne Grant. In ad...

  • Portland residents sought for bridge committee

    PORTLAND — The city is looking for residents to serve on a committee that will work with the Maine Department of Transportation on redesign plans for the Martins Point bridge. The bridge, which spans Casco Bay at the mouth of the Presumpscot River, is scheduled to be replaced in 2012...

  • Maine Medical Center picks new COO

    PORTLAND — Maine Medical Center has hired a new chief operating officer and vice president. Jeff Sanders, a Millinocket native who grew up in Gray, most recently worked as the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He will join Maine Med June 7. "We...

  • Healthy kids

    Maggie Truman of South Portland has her hands full during Healthy Kids Day in the gym at the Portland YMCA on April 17. The Y marked the day with a variety of activities designed to encourage active youngsters.

  • Portland looks to public for help with park maintenance

    PORTLAND — In response to a proposal in the fiscal 2011 budget to reduce maintenance and flower planting at city parks, the Parks Commission is trying to bolster volunteer efforts at the city's green spaces. A "Green Space Gathering" is scheduled for April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at...