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  • Portland runs to benefit Hear ME Now

    PORTLAND — Registration is open for the Hear ME Run 5K, 10K and fun runs on Sunday, Sept. 14. The races along Back Cove and Eastern Promenade benefit Falmouth-based Hear Me Now's services for adults and children with hearing loss. The rain-or-shine event features prizes for ov...

  • Mercy Hospital in Portland takes step for Fore River growth, consolidation

    PORTLAND — Mercy Hospital has taken initial steps for a major expansion along the Fore River that will end the hospital's presence downtown by 2018. The hospital is seeking to amend a conditional zone agreement reached with the city in 2001 that paved the way for it to build on the F...

  • Portland gets federal funds for Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced this week that the city will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding for the Bayside Trail. The trail, which is partially complete and connects with the East End Trail near Tukey's Bridge, received about $800,000 in f...

  • Board recommends Falmouth library expansion

    FALMOUTH — Trustees are recommending 5,000 square feet of space be added to the approximately 6,500 square feet now available for programs at Falmouth Memorial Library. Their resolution will be presented at the Town Council's Monday, Nov. 8, meeting. The council is expected to discus...

  • Tulips to show cancer awareness in Portland

    PORTLAND — Four organizations are teaming up on Friday, Nov. 5, to plant 600 pink tulips in Baxter Sundial Park to help raise awareness about breast cancer. The planting will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the small park at the corner of Vannah Avenue and Baxter Boulevard. The Ba...

  • Portland to examine enviro-health concerns

    PORTLAND — The Public Health Division is looking for residents 18 and older to participate in focus groups on environmental health issues. The groups are funded by a $100,000 Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant the city received last month to develop a list of toxic land...

  • Legislature: Downtown Portland district sends Chipman to Augusta

    PORTLAND — Independent Ben Chipman on Tuesday claimed the House District 119 seat previously held by longtime state Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland. Voters in the district, which includes the Parkside, Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods, elected Chipman over Democratic candidate Jill...

  • Caron squeaks out Portland School Committee re-election

    PORTLAND — School Committee at-large member Jaimey Caron narrowly won re-election Tuesday, along with fellow incumbent Kathleen Snyder. In District 3, Laurie Davis received 61 percent of the vote to beat Frank Gallagher, according to unofficial totals. Snyder, 40, received 13,...

  • Incumbent Prescott defeats Tepler again in House District 60

    TOPSHAM — Republican state Rep. Kerri Prescott defeated Democrat Denise Tepler on Tuesday for the second time in House District 60. Prescott, seeking a third term, was a 2,385 to 1,835 winner over Tepler, according to preliminary results. Prescott also defeated Tepler in the 2008 ele...

  • Flaherty loses House seat in Scarborough; Bartlett holds on in Senate

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a good day for Republican legislative candidates on Tuesday in Scarborough, with Amy Volk and Heather Sirocki knocking off two Democrats, including one incumbent. Volk unseated Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, in House District 127 and Sirocki defeated Democrat...