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  • Run for the Fallen returns to Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the seventh annual Run for the Fallen Maine at Brunswick Landing on Sunday, Aug. 24. The 5K run/walk is held in honor of the nearly 100 military men and women from Maine who have lost their lives in service to their count...

  • Brunswick rowing regatta set for Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — Local rowers are preparing for Saturday's Cow Island Classic race on Merrymeeting Bay.  The race is part of a series put on by the Maine Rowing Association and has three divisions for men and women: junior, master and open.  The regatta is hosted by ...

  • Freeport still tallying cost of Aug. 13 rain storm

    FREEPORT — All roads in town are open after last week's record-setting rain storm, but the cost to repair damage is climbing. Earl Gibson, Public Works superintendent, said damage from the Aug. 13 storm is estimated at around $100,000. No power lines went down, but several roads...

  • Portland Trails acquires 'surprising getaway' in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — For a relatively small sum, two parcels of land along the Presumpscot Estuary will now be protected forever. Formerly known as Mile Pond, the property next to Interstate 295 and across from Brickyard Point now belongs to Portland Trails. Executive Director Kara...

  • Every day is now drug take-back day in Freeport, Yarmouth and Cumberland

    FREEPORT — After seeing an increase in prescription drugs turned in at semi-annual take-back events, Cumberland County officials have installed public boxes to give people more chances to turn in unwanted drugs. Prescription drug take-back boxes were installed Tuesday at police ...

  • Falmouth Middle School construction falls behind schedule

    FALMOUTH — The last School Board meeting before the academic year begins had a lot of handshakes and applause, but also an emphasis on unfinished construction. Dan O'Shea, the School Department director of finance and operations, said the ongoing construction at the middle schoo...

  • Yarmouth coffeehouse collective closes after sale fails

    YARMOUTH — A downtown coffee shop rescued nearly two years ago by a group of local investors has closed after a plan to sell the business fell through. The Royal Bean closed Aug. 10, after the buyer backed out the day before the sale was to be finalized, owners said. Because the...

  • North Yarmouth fire chief leaving for Old Orchard Beach

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Ricky Plummer, the town's fire chief since 2012, will resign early next month to head the Old Orchard Beach Fire Department. Plummer owns a home in Biddeford, but has been renting property in North Yarmouth. He s...

  • Marine-related changes coming on West Commercial Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — Development of marine-related industry along West Commercial Street moved forward last week when the state opened bids for expansion of the International Marine Terminal and the city Planning Board approved Phineas Sprague Jr.'s plans for a boatyard. The Planning Board als...

  • Cumberland residents to vote on repeal of contract zone

    CUMBERLAND — With more than the necessary number of signatures in hand by the Aug. 13 deadline, a petition to repeal the Town Council's recent decision on a Harris Road contract zone agreement is going to referendum Nov. 4. The council on July 14 unanimously approved the agreement wi...