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  • Portland copes with big winter storm

    Portland resident Scott McKenney shovels snow Tuesday morning on Congress Street during near-whiteout conditions. McKenney said he had been shoveling since 4 a.m., but was warm and comfortable from the strenuous activity.

  • Cumberland Wood 'Bankquet' to let diners 'eat for heat'

    CUMBERLAND — Although admission to its Wood Bankquet (sic) on Saturday, Jan. 31, is free, the Cumberland Wood Bank hopes to raise fuel assistance funds from diners' donations. The bank, now in its eighth year, provides firewood to needy area families. Money the bank raises from ...

  • Cumberland council OKs land sale, contract zone for Route 1 development

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday approved a contract zone agreement and land sale for a proposed housing development along U.S. Route 1. Developer David Chase – who has had difficulty selling the property for commercial use, and now wants to carve the land into smal...

  • Falmouth fair promotes home energy alternatives

    FALMOUTH — Despite some snowfall, vendors set up shop in the elementary school for the town's second annual Home Energy Fair on Jan. 24. Kimberly Darling, the town's energy and sustainability coordinator, said a small turnout was to be expected because of the weather, but the service...

  • 'Ride and Slide' in South Portland

    A driver for 207 Taxi adjusts his windshield wipers Tuesday morning on Ocean Street in South portland, as the area was starting to feel the brunt of the blizzard that worked its way up the coast.

  • Portland ferries running; storm forces air, rail cancellations

    PORTLAND — All of Tuesday's departing flights from the Portland International Jetport have been cancelled in advance of the coming winter storm, according to the Jetport website. The Jetport will remain...

  • Falmouth High School gets study-abroad funding

    PORTLAND — The Council on International Education Exchange announced Jan. 20 it would give more than $500,000 in study abroad scholarships to 100 schools nationally, including Falmouth High School. The funding is part of CIEE's Generation Study Abroad pledge, which aims to provide $2...

  • Bowdoin College in Brunswick chooses Harvard professor as new president

    BRUNSWICK — Clayton S. Rose, a faculty member at Harvard Business School, will take over as president of Bowdoin College on July 1, the college announced Monday morning. Rose, 56, was unanimously approved by the college’s board of trustees on Monday, following the &ld...