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  • Firefighters remembered

    Firefighter Paul Halvorsen of the Portland Fire Department prepares to lead honor guards from Portland and South Portland into Forest City Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 3, to pay their respects to colleagues who died in the line of duty in the annual Memorial Sunday Service.

  • Nashville Songwriters Association comes to Portland

    PORTLAND — Local singer and songwriter Bob McKillop has been selected to establish a Portland Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the group said in a press release. Established ...

  • Consultant: Falmouth library popular, overcrowded

    FALMOUTH — In a public question-and-answer session Tuesday, newly hired consultant Nolan Lushington spoke candidly with concerned citizens, town councilors and library users about the future of Falmouth Memorial Library. "Falmouth is in a funny kind of position – it has th...

  • Senate District 11: Incumbent Davis faces 2 challengers

    FALMOUTH — Three candidates are seeking the state Senate District 11 seat held by incumbent Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth. The district includes Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Long Island and Gray. Davis is challenged by independent candidate...

  • Family-owned Freeport business closing after 17 years

    FREEPORT — Play and Learn, an independently owned and operated toy store and teacher resource center store on Lower Main Street, will close by the end of the year. After 17 years in business...

  • Yarmouth residents can't curb displeasure about street work

    YARMOUTH — A resident of Cousins Street, unhappy about addition of concrete curbs in the neighborhood, is leading a petition drive to have the curbs removed along Birchwood Avenue. Vincent Fuerst, who lives at the corner of Cousins Street and Birchwood Avenue, said in addition t... 1

  • Freeport Sewer District: 3 candidates vie for 2 seats

    FREEPORT — There are two vacant seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees and three candidates. Board members Ed Hindley of Wardtown Road and F. Donald Dorsey of South Freeport Road are not seeking re-election. Thomas Hudak, Dale Sawyer and Garrett Simmons hope to replace them.

  • Portland City Council changes Community Development Block Grant guidelines

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday night approved several changes to the way federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed to social service agencies and city programs. CDBG funds are available to agencies that serve neighborhoods designated as low-income by the fed...