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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...

  • Cumberland council sets hearing for moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing Nov. 8 on a proposed 180-day moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The discussion was scheduled after Elvin Copp and his son, Randy Copp, said they intended to seek a permit for a pit on land Elvin ow...

  • Yarmouth council sets final Comp Plan vote for Dec. 2

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council held a second public hearing on the 2010 draft Comprehensive Plan and completed the review process on Thursday, Oct. 21. Councilors are expected to hold a final public hearing and vote to adopt the plan in early December. The plan was presented to t...

  • Yarmouth Historical Society picks executive director

    YARMOUTH — Michael P. Chaney of Sheepscot has been named executive director of the Yarmouth Historical Society. Chaney will begin work on Nov. 1, replacing former director Marilyn Hinkley. Ed Ainsworth, chairman of the board of trustees, said the executive committee &ndas...

  • Cumberland County commissioner: Witonis challenges Shaughnessy

    WINDHAM — Two candidates are vying for a four-year seat as Cumberland County Commissioner in District 3 on Election Day: Incumbent Malory Shaughnessy of Windham and Susan Witonis of Casco. District 3 includes the towns of North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Freeport, Brunswick, H...

  • Correction

    The state Senate District 8 story in the Oct. 20 edition should have said candidate Peter Doyle would propose a local return of one-fifth of the state sales tax contributed by Portland.

  • Proponents say Downeaster won't add to noise pollution in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Passenger rail advocates last week assured residents who live near the railroad tracks that noise won't be a problem when the Amtrak Downeaster starts regular service. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, and Paul Pottle...

  • Hood cook-off finalists compete Saturday

    PORTLAND — Five Maine women have been chosen to compete for a $10,000 grand prize in the second Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 30. Amateur home cooks Jessie Grearson of Falmouth, Danica Schroth  of Freeport, Kathleen J...

  • Pumpkin festival scheduled for Oct. 30 at L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival will take place at L.L. Bean on Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be live music, pumpkin carving, a whoopie pie eating contest, costumes, prizes and other activities. Children can explore a Pumpkin House and see thousands of jac...