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News Briefs

  • Area Republicans host gubernatorial hopeful

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Town Republican Committee, in partnership with the Scarborough and South Portland Republican committees, will welcome Bruce Poliquin of Waterville to its monthly meeting on May 26. Poliquin, who plans to run for governor, will meet and greet res...

  • Residents group invites new members

    SCARBOROUGH —The Pine Point Residents Association invites those interested in issues involving the character of the Pine Point community to join its membership. During the past five years, the group has participated in decision-making processes that involved beach access, town lan...

  • Abyssinian open for tours this weekend

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House on Newbury Street will be open for tours May 22, 23 and 25. The meeting house is the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country. It is undergoing renovations after years of neglect and abandon left the building in disrepair. ...

  • Celebration planned for outgoing Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is hosting a "Thank You and Goodbye Celebration" for interim Superintendent Jeanne Whynot-Vickers. Whynot-Vickers, who as been filling in as school chief since 2007, will turn over the reigns of the state's largest, most diverse school di...

  • Memorial Day events announced in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion invite the public to attend two Memorial Day weekend events. VFW Post 832 will place flags on the graves of veterans at five cemeteries throughout the city on Saturday, May 23. Those interested in helping should me...

  • Falmouth church to offer free soup dinners

    FALMOUTH —The Church of St. Mary the Virgin on Foreside Road will begin offering free community suppers twice a month on Fridays, starting May 22. The family-style meals will include a soup, bread, homemade desserts and beverages. "Take-home" will be available for guest...

  • Cumberland men indicted for repeat OUIs

    CUMBERLAND — Two residents were indicted this month on repeat charges of operating under the influence. Thomas Natalie, 45, of Tuttle Road, and Timothy Richards, 29, of Blackstrap Road, were each arrested in separate March incidents by Cumberland police on felony charges of OUI. A...

  • Falmouth Class of '78 looking for alumni

    FALMOUTH — The planning committee for the Falmouth High School Class of 1978 31st reunion is asking for help in locating classmates. Anyone with contact information is asked to visit 1978FHS.com or call Dave Libby at 797-7536. The reunion is scheduled for Aug. 8. ...

  • Cumberland councilors unopposed, 2 candidates for SAD 51

    CUMBERLAND — Three town councilors will run unopposed for re-election on June 9, while two candidates will compete for one seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. Council Chairman George Turner and Councilors Shirley Storey-King and Ron Copp are unopposed...

  • Bear to lead Habitat walk in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity has selected a local "canine of ceremonies" to lead a fundraising walk on Saturday, May 9. Bear is a yellow Labrador retriever adopted by Falmouth High School senior Kiely Flynn last January during her trip to Mississippi ...