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  • Obama calls for hope and votes in Portland rally for Michaud

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • S.P. council mulls viability of 'solar farm'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A report about the feasibility of constructing a solar farm created what Councilor Patricia Smith called a “mixed bag” at a City Council workshop on Monday night.  Representatives from ReVision Energy told the council that the city’s cappe...

  • S.P. OKs plans for Jetport Plaza coffee shop

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of the Planning Board on Tuesday approved the site plan for a new coffee shop in Jetport Plaza.  The plan details the construction of a 650-square-foot Aroma Joe’s Coffee to be built at 429 Western Ave. The building will offer drive-throu...

  • Senate District 24 candidates speak out at Brunswick forum

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates in a three-way race for state Senate District 24 on Wednesday spoke about a wide range of issues including welfare, taxes, the minimum wage and partisan politics during an election forum held in the Brunswick Town Office. Democrat Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, who is ru...

  • Where to vote Nov. 4 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For the first time in a decade, South Portland voters might find themselves reporting to new polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Though the locations themselves have not changed, electoral district lines were altered earlier this year, meaning th...

  • Alleged racist taunts mar Scarborough soccer match

    SCARBOROUGH — Alleged racist language at a recent high school soccer game has prompted investigations by Scarborough and Portland school superintendents, both of whom denounced the behavior. Parents and others charge that racial slurs and insults were directed toward members of the D...

  • Turning 250, Cape kicks off year-long birthday party

    A banner for the town's 250th anniversary celebration stands in Cape Elizabeth Town Council chambers, where the celebration plans were approved in January. Barbara Powers said additional banners will be unveiled soon.

  • Brunswick council OKs Eldridge contract, but vacation-time concerns linger

    BRUNSWICK — As John Eldridge officially takes the reins as Brunswick's new chief executive, he intends to tighten up management practices that have allowed employees to accrue, and be paid for, vacation time over what is allowed by town regulations.  Concern over the substa...

  • United Way seeks funding partnerships

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is seeking new funding partnerships with local nonprofit organizations that work to improve people’s lives through education, health and financial stability. "United Way is committed to positively improving local people's lives and strengthe...