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News Briefs

  • 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...

  • Cape schools host Arts Night

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The third annual Arts Night will be held Wednesday, April 29, from 7-8:30 p.m., and for the first time will feature students from Pond Cove Elementary in addition to the middle school. Community members are invited to view student art in the halls of both schools,...

  • Brunswick Park, Gardens to host discussion series

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Park and Gardens will hold the final two sessions of its garden series at the Curtis Memorial Library on May 3 and May 11.  The May 3 discussion will begin at 1 p.m. at the Morrell Meeting Room and feature Jeff Deetz, a 1975 Bowdoin College graduate with a d...

  • Bowdoin lecture explores music's role in crises

    BRUNSWICK — Music historian Michael Lasser will examine America's popular songs written during the Great Depression in an April 21 lecture at Bowdoin College. The discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts Center. The event is free and open to the...

  • Greenlaw appeals junk yard decision

    CUMBERLAND — Greenlaw Salvage owner Thomas Greenlaw has filed an appeal of a recent Superior Court decision that upheld a Town Council vote not to renew his junk yard license. The court decision, which now will be reviewed by Maine's Supreme Judicial Court, would force Greenlaw to clean up hi...

  • Spring Celebration at Wolfe's Neck Farm

    FREEPORT — A Spring Celebration will take place Saturday, April 25 at Wolfe's Neck Farm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 184 Burnett Road.

  • Estabrook's to open store in Kennebunk

    YARMOUTH — The family-owned garden center, Estabrook's Farm and Greenhouse, will open its third location in Kennebunk, Saturday, April 25. The new location will be the company's second seasonal garden center and will feature perennial and annual plants, mulch, and gardening suppli...

  • Controlled burn at Pratt's Brook Park

    YARMOUTH — The town Fire and Rescue Department, along with the Parks Department and the Maine Forest Service are planning a small controlled burn in Pratt's Brook Park, where lowbush blueberries used to grow. The Parks Department will be on site removing trees to create firebreaks...

  • No candidates yet for SAD 51 board seat

    CUMBERLAND — With an April 27 deadline looming, no one has filed nomination papers for one available School Administrative District 51seat up for election on June 9. The School Board seat available to Cumberland residents is currently occupied by Tom Shepar. If no one files paper...

  • Portland crews hold snow plow rodeo

    PORTLAND — The city's snow plow crews will go head to head April 23, to see who can manuever their plow trucks best. The competition consists of races through obstacle courses where drivers will have to dodge mailboxes, cars and other obstructions. They will also be challenged to ...