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  • North Yarmouth Dems to caucus Jan. 31

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The North Yarmouth Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect municipal officers and county committee members and talk about Maine policy issues. The caucus will be held in theTown Office meeting room at ...

  • Yarmouth students raise fuel assistance funds

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth High School Interact Club will host a Pond Party on Sunday, Jan. 24, to raise money for the Yarmouth fuel assistance fund. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pond behind the Log Cabin on Main Street. There will be a bonfire, refreshmen...

  • R.I.P. Herbie: Yarmouth's 'monster of a tree' inspires to the very end

    YARMOUTH — The largest American elm tree in New England, affectionately known as Herbie, came crashing to the ground Tuesday morning. The majestic tree grew for more than 200 years and was removed in a little over five hours. A few dozen onlookers and news crews watched quietly,...

  • Skiing talk planned by Cumberland Historical Society

    CUMBERLAND — A narrated slideshow will be offered by the Ski Museum of Maine and Cumberland Historical Society on Thursday, Jan. 21. “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine” will be presented at the society at the Mabel I. Wilson School library...

  • Take your mark: TD Bank Beach to Beacon adopts new online registration system

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After registration filled up in less than two hours last year, organizers of the annual Beach to Beacon road race have implemented a new online registration system they hope will be more equitable for runners hoping to participate. Registration for this year's race &...

  • Home repair funds available for Cumberland County residents

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County residents can apply through the city of Portland for home repair and homeownership assistance. About $460,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is available to county residents, and an additional $650,000 is available for Portland ...

  • Portland police offer self-defense class for women

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is offering a basic self-defense class for women beginning Feb. 2. The Rape Aggression Defense training is open to women 13 and older who live in greater Portland and is designed to teach them how to avoid and escape dangerous situations. Parti...

  • Despite weather, kids' King Day event draws a crowd

    PORTLAND — While more than 700 adults attended the 29th annual breakfast celebration Monday morning in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., about 150 elementary and middle school kids learned about healthy eating and living and what it takes to be a civil rights leader.

  • Cumberland County seeks volunteers for elderly assurance

    WINDHAM — The Cumberland County Regional Communications Center seeks volunteers to join its 9-1-1 Team. The 9-1-1 Team is a volunteer group of trained, elderly assurance members. Those members volunteer to report to the Windham-based communications center one day a month for two...

  • Portland author picks up 3 more honors

    PORTLAND — A Portland author has picked up three more awards, including a prestigious Newbury honor, for his nonfiction book about a young girl's struggle for civil rights. In an annoucement at the Boston Convention Center, the Young Adult Library Service Assocation cited Phillip Hoo...