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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...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick races benefit Safe Passage

    YARMOUTH — Safe Passage, a nonprofit organization created to help impoverished at-risk children in Guatemala, is hosting a local, global and virtual 5K race on Saturday, Sept. 25. The sixth annual Esperanza 5K will take place in Brunswick at Bowdoin College, in

  • Freeport Fall Festival returns Saturday

    FREEPORT — The 12th annual Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 18. Visitors can view work by more than 100 artists, sample local food and hear live music. There will be live music performed by Matt Fogg, The Sam Anderson Band, Rattleboxx, Gunthe...

  • Cumberland council to consider PACE fund

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is scheduled to vote whether to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program at its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Through PACE, Efficiency Maine administers a revolving loan fund that finances improvements in energy efficiency, suc...

  • Yarmouth Rotary hosts app developer

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Rotary Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. at the Downeast Village Restaurant, 705 Route 1. Guest speaker Kerry Galiv...

  • PAC forms for $41.5M high school bond in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new political action committee hopes to harness the energy of dozens of parents and residents in an effort to convince voters to approve a $41.5 million bond to rebuild South Portland High School. RenewSPHS on Tuesday evening hosted the first of two advocate-traini...

  • Remembering 9/11 in Freeport

    Flags of all sizes line Main Street in Freeport on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, when dozens of people joined the Freeport Flag Ladies for their annual tribute and memorial to the 9/11 attacks.

  • Cape residents voice opposition to pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dozen residents spoke against a proposed pay-per-bag waste disposal system at a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 13. Inconvenience, unfair costs and disguised taxes were mentioned as reasons they oppose the proposal. In creating goals for 2010, the Town Counc... 1

  • Freeport Historical Society seeks images

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society is seeking images and photographs for the Freeport Heritage Trail interpretive sign program scheduled to launch this fall. The organization welcomes any images relating to the Old First Parish Meetinghouse and Cemetery in print or drawing, and any im...