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  • In Portland, Sen. Angus King promotes immigration reform

    PORTLAND — While admitting the odds of passage may be long, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said he wants to reform federal immigration rules that prevent asylum seekers from working. "The chances are it is going to take a lot of work," King said July 31 in front of City Hall.

  • North Yarmouth's idea of fun: Frozen T-shirts, TP toss

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A toilet paper toss, a frozen t-shirt contest, music, dancing and prizes will all be part of the third annual North Yarmouth Block Party, Saturday, Aug. 15. The gathering organized by the North Yarmouth Events Committee begins at the Village Green at 5 p.m. ...

  • Cutting the mustard: Mother's Mountain celebrates 30 years in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Thirty years ago, Carol Tanner's father came to live with her and asked her to make a batch of her mother's mustard. She did, Tanner recalled this week, but "it wasn't very good." But she kept working at it, trying different ingredients until she found the flavor sh...

  • Freeport's haunted tours offer history and mystery

    FREEPORT — History buffs and ghost hunters alike are invited to participate in the final "Ghost of Freeport's Past" haunted tours hosted by the Freeport Historical Society. Executive Director Christina White said this will be the last haunted tour of its type, but residents can expec...

  • Showtime in Yarmouth

    Volunteers help hang artwork Monday for the third annual Yarmouth Art Festival, which continues through Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Yarmouth. Seventy-five artists from around Maine are represented in the juried show. Proceeds support community service projects. More information...

  • Cumberland bulky waste week: 'So far, so good'

    CUMBERLAND — One day into its bulky item pickup week, it looked as though the town's attempt to educate residents about which items are appropriate to leave by the curb may have paid off. Chris Bolduc, director of operations and public services, said Tuesday morning that Pine Tree Wa...

  • Freeport Planning Board considers zoning amendments for soccer fields

    FREEPORT — The Planning Board will consider amending the zoning ordinance or using site- or project-specific alternatives, like contract zoning or an overlay district, for a proposed indoor soccer arena. The Town Council approved a deal last December with Seacoast United Maine, a non...

  • Beat goes on in Falmouth

    Angus Christie, 9, lets his brother Ian, 3, listen to his heart while firefighter/emergency medical technician Matt Wark looks on last Saturday in the back of an EMS vehicle at Falmouth's Fire-EMS Open House at Central Station on Bucknam Road.

  • Portland increases, streamlines business loans and grants

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved a restructuring of economic development programs to make it easier for businesses to access grant funds and city-backed loans. Changes include increases in the amount and flexibility of loans, especially in support of the creative econom...

  • Cumberland County District 3 commissioner candidates oppose Civic Center bond

    BRUNSWICK — Two candidates are competing to be the county commissioner in Cumberland County's new District 3, a seat created when the County Charter was approved last year and expanded the districts from three to five. Mark Grover of Gray and Stephen Gorden of North Yarmouth discusse...