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  • 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 ...

  • Yarmouth car chase ends with arrest

    YARMOUTH — A Boothbay Harbor man was arrested on U.S. Route 1 after a 45-minute car chase last week. Dale Havens, 35, was arrested on May 21 by Officer Shawn Miles. He was charged with violating conditions of release, eluding an officer, speeding by ...

  • 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...

  • 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 year, the bank provides firewood to needy area families. Money the bank raises from ...

  • 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...

  • Heart walk Saturday at Lyman Moore

    PORTLAND — The second HyperHeart 5K race and walk will be Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School. The event, organized initially by two students, Lauren Paradise and Karina Boothe, who are now eighth-graders, is to raise awareness and money to fight hypertrophic car...

  • John Ford tribute at Irish Heritage Center

    PORTLAND — Although famed film director John Ford left Portland as Sean Feeney a century ago, his legacy will be celebrated Thursday at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. The commemoration begins at 2 p.m. with a presentation and discussion of video essays on Ford's work, created by Ba...

  • Portland needle exchange demand exceeds funding

    PORTLAND — Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaki...