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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Miss. governor campaigns for LePage in Portland

    PORTLAND — Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a rumored Republican presidential hopeful, visited the city's waterfront Monday to stump for Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage. People reportedly had to be turned away from the $750-a-plate luncheon for LePage, held at DiMillo...

  • Portland School Committee: 5 candidates seek 3 seats

    PORTLAND — There are five candidates competing for three seats on the School Committee. Voters on Nov. 2 will choose a new School Committee member for District 3, where current committee Chairman Peter Eglinton is not seeking re-election. There are also three candidate competi...

  • Opening day at the Cumberland County Fair

    Amelia Aberle of Falmouth shows her 8-week-old New Zealand white rabbit at the Cumberland County Fair on Sunday.

  • Clinton rallies Democratic faithful in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday concluded a three-state New England campaign swing to rally Maine Democrats for the upcoming gubernatorial and congressional elections. Clinton spoke for about 40 minutes at the Southern Maine Community College athletic center,...

  • Senate District 10: Thomas challenges Gerzofsky

    BRUNSWICK – Jobs and the struggling Maine economy are very much on the minds of the two candidates seeking the state Senate District 10 seat that includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell and Pownal. The race pits a well-known Democratic incumbent, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, against Republic... 1

  • Maine Marathon returns Sunday; several roads closed during race

    PORTLAND — Just after sunrise on Sunday, Oct. 3, 3,500 runners are expected to take to the streets for the annual Maine Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay Marathon. The event officially begins at 7:45 a.m. on Baxter Boulevard between Forest Avenue and Preble Street, near the Universit...

  • Correction

    A story last week about a state House District 66 candidates forum should have stated Jonathan Crimmins won three Brunswick voting districts in November 2008, although he lost the election.

  • Up close and personal

    Connor Leonard, 10, of Bath, gets a close look at the intricacies of a dragonfly on a blade of grass during a warm afternoon last weekend at Library Park in Bath.