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News Briefs

  • Falmouth Theatre Company presents 'The Music Man'

    FALMOUTH — The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School will present Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" at the high school theater at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 8, 9, 15 and 16 and Thursday, May 14. "The Music Man" takes its audiences back to a tim...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Craig to be sworn in as Portland top cop

    PORTLAND — James Craig will be sworn in as the city's 18th police chief Friday, during a ceremony at City Hall. Craig was selected to become police chief in February by City Manager Joe Gray, and the City Council approved Gray's pick unanimously March 2. Craig is a 28-...

  • 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 ...