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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Live where you study, study where you live

    Portland women start the Field Academy PORTLAND — Imagine you are 17, and a participant in a brand new school called the Field Academy. You wake up on the floor of a church in Jackson, Miss., where you are are on a six-week field trip to study the civil rights movement. ...

  • Maine groups unite to raise funds for Japan relief

    PORTLAND — As the death toll from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami mount and officials there struggle to avoid a meltdown at a nuclear power plant, four local groups are teaming up to raise funds for the relief effort. The funding, however, will not just go to general relie...

  • Community garden may soon take root in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The pilot phase of a community garden may soon spring up at the Twin Brook Recreation Area. The Cumberland Community Garden Initiative, which requires Planning Board and Maine Department of Environmental Protection amendments, is expected to go before the Town Council fo...

  • Yarmouth planners OK preliminary plan for Hillside subdivision

    YARMOUTH — The Planning Board approved a preliminary plan for McKearny Village, a subdivision of 38 single-family homes off Hillside Street. The total project also includes a 32-unit multi-family complex that will need board approval at a later date.  On March 9 the board...

  • Lawmakers meet with Falmouth, Cumberland officials, business leaders

    FALMOUTH — Approximately 30 business and municipal leaders joined state legislators at the Falmouth Memorial Library last week for a discussion about proposed laws and issues in the Legislature. The event, which was sponsored by the Falmouth and Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, is the...

  • Coast Guard stresses safety precautions for spring boaters

    PORTLAND — With temperatures finally hovering above freezing, boat owners are probably starting to think about getting their sailboats, kayaks and fishing vessels seaworthy. U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Brian Downey Jr. said he remembers all too well the day last May when two young women d...

  • The Dining Dish: Portland's Desjarlais a Beard finalist for Best Chef Northeast

    Krista Kern Desjarlais, chef-owner of Bresca at 111 Middle St. in Portland is a finalist for Best Chef in the Northeast. The announcement came on Monday, March 21, from the James Beard Foundation. Desjarlais wa...

  • Fashion-forward philanthropy

    Maine nonprofit's show will help provide medical supplies to 3rd-world countries SCARBOROUGH — Tucked away in a warehouse just off Pleasant Hill Road is a small team of volunteers trying to change the world – one syringe, one breathing tube, one bandage at a time.