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  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...

  • Gaelic for 'horse': Falmouth pasture becomes Capall Creek Farm

    FALMOUTH — Kevin Smith is a self-described sports fanatic, particularly golf and hockey, who never imagined he would own a horse farm. But when his daughter Abby fell in love with horses and began training with Amy Sterling, it seems fate intervened. Not long after they met, S...

  • Annual ALS walk Sept. 11 in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual walk to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be held at the Baxter Boulevard entrance of Payson Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. ALS, known more commonly as ...

  • RSU 5 hears debate over who gets unused modular classroom in Durham

    FREEPORT — Durham school sports boosters and the town of Durham are in a tug-of-war over use of a former mobile classroom.  With the new Durham Community School built and ready for students, the two-classroom modular unit once used for student overflow is no longer needed. ...

  • Falmouth adds text, e-mail emergency alerts

    FALMOUTH — A text-message notification system is now available for anyone interested in receiving emergency town announcements on their cell-phone. E-mail notifications are also available. "We're not going to use this for routine notifications," Fire and Rescue Chief Howard Rice said...

  • Police arrest 2nd man in Topsham arson

    BRUNSWICK — A second arrest has been made in connection with the Aug. 17 fire that destroyed a vacant apartment house at the former U.S. Navy Annex in Topsham, according to the Maine State Police. Zechariah Menchaca, 18, of Topsham, was arrested Monday afternoon, Aug. 30, and charged...

  • Harpswell woman arrested for allegedly stabbing husband

    HARPSWELL — A Log Drive woman was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing her husband, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputies responded at about 7 a.m. to 10 Log Drive after receiving a report that Misun Crawford, 38, had allegedly stabbed ...

  • Portland schools receive nearly $6M in federal grants

    PORTLAND — The School Department expects to receive $6 million in federal grants to begin the new school year. The department announced last week that it expects to receive a $2.6 million grant from the $26 billion federal jobs bill recently approved by the U.S. Congress. The state r...

  • Alleged robber leaves trail of video, coffee in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police said a Standish man went on a crime spree through the West End in the early hours of Aug. 26, allegedly robbing convenience stores, trying to steal an ambulance and running away with a cash register. Paul Schlosser, 25, was arrested around 6 a.m. while allegedly att...