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  • Portland police charge New Gloucester men with racially motivated attack

    PORTLAND — Two brothers face assault and civil rights charges after an attack police say was racially motivated. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch on Tuesday said Charles Bean Jr., 35, and Benjamin Bean, 30, both of New Gloucester, were arrested around 5:20 p.m. April 19 in an...

  • Falmouth forest harvest plan in place

    FALMOUTH — A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill Community Forest beginning in the winter of 2016. The plan, which was recommended by the Land Management Acquisition ...

  • OceanView eyes pair of Falmouth projects

    FALMOUTH — Owners of the OceanView retirement community want to add affordable senior housing and expand onto town property at the former Plummer School, and build cottages o...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools find funds for 'pathways specialist'

    CUMBERLAND — With health insurance costs coming in lower than initially budgeted, School Administrative District 51 is planning to use the savings to hire a specialist for students with unique learning needs. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth district had expected an estimated 9 percent ...

  • Community cleanup scheduled for Saturday

    PORTLAND — The 23rd-annual April Stools Day and Community Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is hosted by Friends of the Eastern Promenade and the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization. Participants are urged to meet at the Hill House, 92...

  • Portland City Council moves to de-vaporize public places

    PORTLAND — Are electronic cigarettes a public health menace, or a valuable tool to help smokers quit the habit? The opposing viewpoints can be expressed Monday, April 27, when the City Council considers an order to add "electronic nicotine delivery systems," commonly known as e-cigs ...

  • North Yarmouth, Cumberland elections take shape

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With the deadline for candidates to return nomination papers looming on Thursday, a two-way race shaped up for the Board of Selectmen. As of Tuesday, there were no contested elections in Cumberland. Harold Stoddard of Smithwood Drive and Keith Thompson of Bryn...

  • Turn in outdated Rx drugs on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Police departments and other organizations around southern Maine are participating in Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drugs collected will be incinerated, according to the Maine Sheriff's Association, which said the event helps protect Maine's...

  • 'It is a plague. It is merciless': A son's overdose in Portland, a mother's plea for action

    PORTLAND — She endured years of troubles, heartaches, courtrooms and counselors while trying to help her son regain a safe, sober life. Now Massachusetts resident Mary Gibson wants to spread a message about the horrors of heroin addiction, because her son, Andrew Gibson, 21, was foun...

  • Portland's Downtown District director to step down

    PORTLAND — Steve Hewins, who has directed the nonprofit Portland's Downtown District for two years, will step down at the end of June. "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with PDD, especially working with all th...