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  • Greater Portland communities get $600K-plus for transportation projects

    PORTLAND — Five southern Maine municipalities are receiving more than $600,000 in federal and state transportation funds through the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System. The organization last week announced the money is going to Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Cape Eliz...

  • The next budget crisis: Pension ‘time bomb’ MIA from candidates’ platforms

    Fourth in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. A widely-respected think-tank calls the $4.2 billion that taxpayers owe to Maine’s retirement system ... 1

  • The Forecaster receives New England journalism award for coverage of Brunswick base

    NATICK, Mass. — The Forecaster was one of six weekly newspapers in the region honored with a Publick Occurrences award for Outstanding Journalism by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at its annual fall conference on Oct. 21. The Forecaster's award was for coverage of ... 1

  • Pace-setter

    Kathleen Strickland, a breast cancer survivor, had the honor of cutting the ribbon to start the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 17, because she was the largest online fundraiser. The 15th annual walk attracted about 250 participants and raised more than $40,000 for th...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 8 candidate profile of Howard R. Farr Jr., the Republican candidate in South Portland's House District 122, should have said he volunteers twice a month at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland.

  • Take back the park

    Cape Elizabeth Town Councilor Sara Lennon, left, snips the ribbon as horticulturist Rick Churchill steadies the tape on Oct. 16 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially start an invasive plant species-cutting event at Fort Williams Park. The day marked the beginning of volunteer efforts to res...

  • Close enough for comfort

    A wolf named Abraham stares down visitor John O'Brien on Monday afternoon in Falmouth, when Kent Weber and Tracy Brooks, from Mission Wolf in Westcliffe, Colo., visited Maine Audubon with five wolves and wolf-dog hybrids to give Mainers of all ages the opportunity to learn about and see the animals ...

  • South Portland, SMCC to train energy auditors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday created a new energy efficiency training and weatherization program in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College. The council also waived the formal bidding process and approved $80,000 in emergency purchases for the Fire and Public...