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News Briefs

  • 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 ...

  • T-shirts needed for Freeport exhibit

    FREEPORT — As a way to continue its year-long 40th anniversary celebration, the Freeport Historical Society will host a summer exhibition showcasing T-shirts of the past 40 years. The exhibition, "From Rebel to de Rigueur: The 40-Year History of the T-shirt," will begin ...

  • Collins relocates Portland office

    PORTLAND — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday announced the new location of her office in Portland, now at One Canal Plaza, Suite 802. SenCollins' staff provides services and assistance to residents living in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties during the business week from 8 a.m. ...

  • BIW gets $19.8M contract for ship work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a $19.8 million contract for repair, maintenance and upgrade work on a DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class destroyer. The award is a modification to a previously awarded contract for post-shakedown work on the U.S.S. Truxtun (DDG-103). BIW is pa...

  • Portland Darfuri honored for peace efforts

    PORTLAND — El-Fadel Arbab received the 2009 Peacekeeper of the Year award on Saturday at Peace Action Maine's annual Peace Supper. Arbab, a Portland resident, is an activist with the Maine-based Fur Cultural Revival who has been touring the Northeast to raise awareness about the ...

  • Portland chemistry teacher gets regional award

    PORTLAND — A Deering High School chemistry teacher has been honored by the New England Institute of Chemists. The NEIC announced on Monday that DHS teacher Cheryl B. Dominic was one of six New England teachers to receive a chemistry teacher award. Dominic is the only teacher in t...

  • Letter carriers hold food drive May 9

    PORTLAND —Letter carriers will be collecting donated food items left next to mailboxes on Saturday, May 9, for the 17th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Local Branch 92 of the National Association of Letter Carriers has chosen the Salvation Army of Portland and the Wayside Food Rescue Program a...

  • Pingree tapped for SMCC commencement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, will give the commencement speech at Southern Maine Community College on Sunday, May 17, at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.

  • Portland's St. Louis Church honors founders

    PORTLAND — St. Louis Catholic Church in the West End is holding a dedication ceremony this weekend in honor of the Polish immigrants that built the church, both spiritually and physically. The church, which is still a predominantly Polish and immigrant congregation, raised money f...

  • ACLU leader coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — American Civil Liberties Union President Susan Herman is scheduled to speak May 6 at the Maine School of Law. Herman, a centennial professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and an expert on the Supreme Court and criminal procedure, will deliver a speech called "Tortu...