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  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Motorcycle speed, alcohol suspected in South Portland woman's death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A city woman who died Saturday, July 25, in a motorcycle crash in Westbrook was not wearing a helmet. It is believed that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, Capt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department said Thursday morning. Jennifer Lavign...

  • Advocate for Somali women takes on Portland School Board incumbent

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 8 will choose between two at-large candidates for the School Board. Candidates for the District 4 and District 5 seats are unopposed in their races. Incumbent Elizabeth Holton is challenged by Josephine Okot for the three-year at-large term. Incumbent...

  • Mackworth Island causeway closed to pedestrians, reconstruction to slow vehicle traffic

    FALMOUTH — The causeway between the mainland and Mackworth Island will be closed to pedestrians, and drivers should expect significant delays, for the next few months while the causeway is rebuilt. Andrews Avenue, the only road to the island, the Baxter School for the Deaf and the Re...

  • 3rd annual Yarmouth Art Festival starts Oct. 18

    YARMOUTH – The third annual Yarmouth Art Festival will showcase 75 Maine artists and their paintings, sculpture, photography, etchings and digital media. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road...

  • Hooping it up

    Alexis Golubow of Richmond puts a new spin on the old Hula Hoop on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the end of Maine Hoop Day at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick. Golubow's hoops are studded with LED lights.

  • After 3 years of preparation, 'Of Farms and Fables' to debut

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After planting the concept, doing hands-on research and growing strong relationships, farmers and artists in October will perform an original play about local agriculture, farming and the future of small family farms in Maine. Created by Jennie Hahn of Thomaston, 1

  • South Portland High School renovation en route to November bids

    A design sketch of the renovated South Portland High School cafeteria. Nautical, natural forms inspire the design for much of the renovation at the high school.

  • Correction

    An Oct. 7 story, "Brunswick School Board at-large election draws 2 candidates," should have said candidate William Thompson worked for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. It also should have said that he does not support public pre-schools.

  • The Forecaster wins regional award for restraint series

    NATICK, Mass. — The Forecaster and staff writer Emily Parkhurst have received a prestigious Publick Occurrences Award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The award was presented for a series of stories that illuminated the use of therapeutic physical restraints on s...