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  • 'Night Out Against Crime' in South Portland neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Redbank Village neighborhood will hold a block party Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new Redbank Community Park to celebrate "America's Night Out Against Crime." In partnership with Target, the South Portland Police Department, the South Portland...

  • Economic impact of TD Beach to Beacon 10K not lost on Cape Elizabeth businesses

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With more than 6,000 runners expected at this year's TD Beach to Beacon 10K, along with thousands of supporters and spectators, some local businesses are looking forward to an annual influx of customers. The 17th annual race will be run Saturday, Aug. 2, startin...

  • Former Yarmouth school chief gets interim post in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Kenneth Murphy of Yarmouth as interim superintendent of schools. Murphy retired as Yarmouth's superintendent in June 2009 after serving 25 years in the school district, 18 as school chief. He will begin his job as ...

  • With lawsuit pending, Freeport council fixes dispatch pact with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday codified the April 6 agreement that consolidated emergency dispatch services with Brunswick. The after-the-fact vote corrected procedural errors in the agreement that took effect June 29. The vote was 5-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed; Co...

  • Challenge to Brunswick police station bond moves forward

    BRUNSWICK — A petition that seeks to overrule the Town Council's recent decision to borrow money to buy property for a new police station has secured the required signatures. The petition signatures were submitted to the office of Town Clerk Fran Smith on Sunday, the day they were du...

  • Yarmouth council holds 1st public session on draft Comp Plan

    YARMOUTH — About a dozen residents offered the Town Council feedback on the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on Oct. 7. Town Manager Nat Tupper gave an overview of the plan and highlighted a few changes the council would like to see implemented, then opened the floor...

  • Firefighter's best friends

    Firefighter Stacey Bernier and his daughter Robin, 2, check out a kid-friendly exhibit at the Portland Fire Museum on Spring Street on Saturday, Oct. 9. Bernier came over on Engine 4 from the Bramhall Station for the seventh annual museum open house, sponsored by the Fire Department and the Portland...

  • Senate District 19: Bath resident challenges incumbent Goodall

    BATH — Democratic state Sen. Seth Goodall of Richmond faces a challenge from Republican David Kaler of Bath in his campaign for a second term in Senate District 19. Both candidates said they want to improve Maine's economy and education system. Seth Goodall

  • Climate awareness

    A participant hangs a banner Oct. 10 over the new Marginal Way connector trail, also visible from northbound Interstate 295, in conjunction with the Zero Station 10/10/10 Global Work Party and 350.org, an international awareness campaign for issues related to the climate crisis. The number 350 repre...

  • Falmouth panel begins work on comprehensive survey of residents, businesses

    FALMOUTH — The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee is preparing to draft an approximately 100-question survey of businesses and residents that will aid the committee in creating a new Comprehensive Plan for the town. The town issued a request for proposals for a survey company to ...