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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • House District 108: Incumbent faces 2 challengers

    CUMBERLAND — To win a third term in state House District 108, Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, must defeat fellow Cumberland residents Erin Cianchette, a Green Independent, and Thomas Gruber, a Democrat. All three spoke of desires to cross party lines so that lawmaker...

  • House District 112: Richard challenges Nelson

    FALMOUTH — Incumbent state Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth, is up against Republican candidate Mark Richard of Falmouth in the House District 112 election. The district represents citizens in Falmouth Foreside, north and west Falmouth as well as Mackworth and Clapboard islands. ...

  • Portland police add anonymous crime tip options

    PORTLAND — In an attempt to adapt to what the police chief calls a "no-snitching culture," the Police Department has set up an anonymous text message service and Web reporting form. Text-a-Tip is designed to allow people to share information with police without fear of retaliation fr... 1

  • Maine State Pier needs repair after cruise ship visit to Portland

    PORTLAND — A large cruise ship that came into the city ahead of schedule this month to wait out Hurricane Earl caused damage to floats at the Maine State Pier. The damage, according to City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg, was minimal and has been repaired. "Estimates for (repai...

  • 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,...