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  • Tree-lightings, fruit sale on tap in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The town's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, a 35-year tradition, will be held Sunday, Nov. 30. Meanwhile, the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club is also holding a tree lighting that night in North Yarmouth, and is raising scholarship funds through its annual holiday c...

  • 'Knit a Hat, Warm a Heart' in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A Common Yarn, an adult textile group at the Falmouth Memorial Library, is soliciting knitters and yarn donations for the third annual "Knit a Hat, Warm a Heart" hat drive for the Falmouth Food Pantry. Yarn donations are put into kits with a simple hat pattern. Knitte...

  • Freeport meeting airs possibility of weekend METRO buses

    FREEPORT — Approximately 30 people attended a planning  meeting Nov. 19 for the proposed METRO express bus service from Portland to Yarmouth and Freeport. The Greater Portland Transit District began its community outreach

  • New spin on an annual tradition in Freeport

    Ashli Goodenow and Thomas Coleman, of West Forks, take a selfie Friday, Nov. 21, moments after the lighting of a 65-foot Norway pine Christmas tree at Discovery Park on the L.L. Bean campus in Freeport. Goodenow, a native of Freeport, said she tries to attend the tree lighting every year.

  • A jolly good run in South Portland

    Beth Faria, of Rochester, New Hampshire, smiles Sunday, Nov. 23, at the start of the Santa Hustle 5K Run & Walk on Philbrook Avenue in South Portland. The event, which benefited Easter Seals, also featured a half marathon. Both races started and ended at The Maine Mall. More than 2,000 people...

  • UPDATED: Portland police identify Brighton Avenue shooting victim

    PORTLAND — Detectives are continuing to investigate the Nov. 21 fatal shooting of 23-year-old Richard Lobor of Portland, who was killed at 214 Brighton Ave., according to Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch. The shooting, considered a homicide, occurred in an apartment at the Princet...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • President of Cheverus High School in Portland takes college VP post

    PORTLAND — The president of Cheverus High School is leaving to become vice president for mission at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Rev. William R. Campbell, who has been the Ocean Avenue high school's president since 2008, announced Thursday, Nov....