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  • Dance fever in Topsham

    Dozens of contra dancers packed the gym at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday afternoon, March 28, for the 25th annual DownEast Country Dance Festival.

  • Yarmouth lawmaker revives legislation for disaster tax relief

    YARMOUTH — Almost two years after an explosion on Gables Drive left one person dead and destroyed the homes of many others, a local state representative is again trying to ease the...

  • Conservation panel to inspect trails

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will conduct a trail inspection on Sunday, June 26. The group will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Spurwink Church and will walk the trails approaching Pollack Creek and the Highlands Trail.

  • Mainers help FBI capture 'Whitey' Bulger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the FBI needed help crafting a public service announcement aimed at the capture of fugitive Boston mobster James J. "Whitey" Bulger, they turned to two southern Maine media pros. Just three days after launching the effort, Bulger and his longtime companion, Cath...

  • Scarborough 'smart' meter opponents to hold workshops around Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — A state ruling allowing Central Maine Power Co. to continue with installation of "smart" electric meters hasn't meant a slowdown for local opponents of the wireless technology. Elisa Boxer-Cook, one of the residents who fought Maine's largest power company for the optio... 4

  • Residents give South Portland, Scarborough high marks, but question economic and jobs development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An overwhelming majority of residents here and in Scarborough give the overall quality of life in their communities high marks, according to the results of a citizen satisfaction survey. But respondents were more lukewarm in their assessment of economic development e...

  • First MRRA forum fields range of questions

    BRUNSWICK — Just over 30 people showed up for a Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority community forum Wednesday night to learn about what will happen next at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The forum, held in the Crooker Theater of Brunswick High School, was the first eve...

  • Historical society hosts vintage baseball game

    FREEPORT — Baseball fans and history buffs are invited to watch and play a vintage ball game between the Maine Dirigo team and the Massachusetts Essex team on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. The game will take place at the old-fashioned farmer's field at Pettengill Farm, following rules fr...

  • Freeport Players to hold auditions

    FREEPORT — Auditions for the Freeport Players adaptation of Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner" will be held Sunday and Monday at the Freeport High School cafeteria on Holbrook Street. The auditions will take place Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. and Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. There are ...

  • Weekend of wellness events in Freeport

    FREEPORT — FreeportUSA will host a weekend of wellness events Friday through Sunday. The Be Well Weekend will include outdoor fitness classes, healthy eating and cook...