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  • Chebeague Chebang set for Saturday

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After a rainy Fourth of July put a hold on the fourth annual Chebeague Chebang, the celebration will be held this Saturday, Aug. 30. The event hosted by the Chebeague Island Inn will run from 4-10 p.m., with barbecue food, yard games, live music, and fireworks...

  • Chebeague Island sets special election to replace selectman

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Rather than wait until Election Day in November, the town will hold a special election in October to replace a selectman who resigned. Board of Selectmen Chairman Mark Dyer resigned Aug. 13, citing personal reasons in an explanation to the board. His term expires i...

  • Washout leaves Freeport resident financially treading water

    Elizabeth Toothaker gestures to the washed-out road that prevents her from driving to her Freeport home. She is on a temporary path used for foot traffic after an Aug. 13 storm destroyed the road.

  • Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5 remains on track after hearing

    FREEPORT — After members of the public mostly expressed support Tuesday, the Freeport Withdrawal Committee is now waiting for the Maine Department of Education to give final approval to the town's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5.

  • On the street again: Portland's Meg Perry Center loses Old Port space

    PORTLAND — An August afternoon on Market Street typically features lots of comings and goings of tourists and business people, while drivers jockey for parking spaces. On Friday, Aug. 22, the scene was all goings at the nonprofit

  • South Portland girls sentenced for microwaving cat

    PORTLAND — Two teenage South Portland girls have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service for 

  • A 'return to roots' for new Yarmouth school chief

    YARMOUTH — After a year and a half of interim superintendents, the School District has hired someone to permanently take on the position. Andrew Dolloff started in Yarmouth on July 1 after being the superintendent of Regional School Unit 21 in Kennebunk for five years. Prior to that ...

  • Elections shape up in Freeport, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — With deadlines to submit nomination papers approaching, 11 people have taken out papers for eight elected offices in Freeport, while two have done so for the one seat in Yarmouth. Election Day is Nov. 4 Nomination papers are due back to the Freeport town clerk by Se...

  • As RSU 5 faces break-up, 2 superintendents are better than 1

    FREEPORT — Following the resignation of the former superintendent, and with Freeport's withdrawal hanging in the balance, Regional School Unit 5 has hired two interim co-superintendents. William Michaud and Michael LaFortune took on the new roles July 1 after the RSU's first sup...

  • Portland waterfront property owners seek zoning changes

    PORTLAND — The owners of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. are seeking two zoning changes that could alter the nature of redevelopment at the 10-acre site. City officials received the 91-page application from Portland-based engineering firm Woodard & Curran on Friday, A...