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The 8th councilor: South Portland's Russ Lunt is a City Hall fixture


SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors come and go, but Russ Lunt is forever. Since his retirement from the Public Works department in 2012, where he worked for 34 years, Lunt, 57, has attended m [...]

Cumberland Woodbank can't meet demand


CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Woodbank has been having a hard time finding hardwood. Demand from prospective buyers is "way up" this Woodbank volunteer Brian Sites said May 20. Now in its eighth y [...]

A day to remember in Portland


Lynn Becker and grandson Kenzo Moore watch as National Guard troops march past Monday, May 25, during the Memorial Day parade on Congress Street in Portland. [...]

Memorial Day tradition in Topsham, Brunswick


World War II U.S. Navy veteran Conrad LeBourdas watches, left, as Brunswick resident and U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins Grand Marshal Gerry Menard in the traditional tossing of a wreath from the [...]

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  • RSU 1 budget gets added funds for art, music

    BATH — A $27.3 million spending plan for Regional School Unit 1 passed the first of two public votes Tuesday at the district's budget meeting. The meeting, held at Bath Middle School, ran about two hours and drew nearly 90 voters from the RSU 1 communities of Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsbu...

  • Portland police hunt for shooters who killed Scarborough man

    PORTLAND — A 19-year-old Scarborough man died and another man remains hospitalized after being shot late Monday night at an Old Port recording studio. Police have yet to apprehend the assailants, whom officers described as likely acquaintances of the two men who were shot. The...

  • Memorial Day that almost wasn't in Bath

    Isaac Ensel, left, and Drew and Gideon Walden, all of Bath, ride in the back of a truck during the Memorial Day Parade in Bath. The annual parade was almost scuttled after the local American Legion post admitted running an illegal gambling operation and ran out of cash, but it took place after an...

  • Yarmouth may revive police dog program

    YARMOUTH — The town may get a new police dog if enough money is donated for a canine program. Following the February death of ret...

  • Election 2015: Falmouth council chairwoman faces 2 opponents

    FALMOUTH — The June 9 race for two open Town Council seats features a trio of candidates, including the current council chairwoman, a former councilor, and a first-time candidate with a short, stormy history of public service. Karen Farber Karen Farber, 58, of 93 Foreside Ro...

  • Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't

    FALMOUTH — The proposal for a sports bar and restaurant near Tidewater Village just got a little smaller. But opponents of the plan for Rivalries at Farm Gate Road and Clearwater Drive aren't ready to jump on board, even though the restaurant as now proposed doesn't include a second ...

  • Yarmouth farmers market to be reborn at 317 Main

    YARMOUTH — A new farmers market will soon be up and running, and with the help of a local music organization, there will be as much entertainment as there will be food. Starting June 4,

  • Class of 2015: From Kenya to Portland's Casco Bay High School

    PORTLAND — Every school district has its share of students who move in from somewhere else, whether it's from a different town or different state. But for Casco Bay High School senior Sahra Hassan, the move to Maine was much more complicated. Hassan, 18, was born in a refugee ...

  • Class of 2015: Falmouth senior learns to cope with depression

    FALMOUTH — High school graduation can be a time of great joy for students, marking the end of one journey and the beginning of another. But for senior Cole Walsh, it also marks the end of a debilitating period. During his sophomore year, Walsh began to lose motivation to do sc...

  • Portland Jewish Community Center plans get initial review

    PORTLAND — Preliminary plans for the new Jewish Community Center at 1342 Congress St. call for a 19,300-square-foot building to replace the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We will have a place again,” Jewish Community Alliance interim Executive Director Ellie M...