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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Loder wins election to Chebeague Island board

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Chris Loder was elected to the Board of Selectmen in a special election Tuesday.  Loder won with 75 of the 107 votes cast. He was the only candidate on the ballot for the seat vacated Aug. 13 by Mark Dyer. The term expires in 2016. "I am grateful f...

  • A degree of patience: Falmouth man, 85, finally has his master's

    FALMOUTH — A local man finally has his master's degree, which was more than half a century in the making. Howard Reiche Jr., 85, began his master's program at the University of Maine in 1950. After completing two semesters of coursework in zoology and microbial genetics, he...

  • House, Senate candidates debate health care, tax breaks

    CUMBERLAND — The candidates for state House District 45 and Senate District 25 shared their opinions on a variety of issues, including health care and tax breaks for businesses, at a candidates forum Tuesday. Democrat Dale Denno and Republican Mike Timmons are running in the redistri...

  • Leeman endorses Ruby for Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Three candidates are vying to replace long-time City Councilor Cheryl Leeman in District 4. One, former Portland Police Department Officer Ray Ruby, was endorsed Monday by Leeman. "I absolutely and unequivocally support Ray," said Leeman, who has held the seat since...

  • Falmouth ice rink short of time, funding

    FALMOUTH — Facing a $150,000 fundraising gap and a construction delay, the group behind a proposed ice hockey rink now says it won't be opening for at least another year. Foundation work for the proposed Casco Bay Arena, on Hat Trick Drive behind Wal-Mart, is expected to be comp...

  • Climber: Himalayas claimed a piece of his soul

    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • National tennis title within grasp of 13-year-old Yarmouth girl

    YARMOUTH — While most teenagers are probably still sleeping, Lana Mavor gets up at 6 a.m. almost every day. The reason: she's practicing to win the United States Tennis Association National Regional Tournament this weekend. The 13-year-old Yarmouth girl will be competing in th...

  • Yarmouth to take another look at railroad quiet zones

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council will revisit the possibility of creating quiet zones for railroad crossings. At an operations committee meeting Monday, councilors decided they would put the issue on their November workshop agenda. The council last November rejected the establishment of q...