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  • Bowdoin College professor: Ranavirus killed 200,000 tadpoles in Brunswick pond

    BRUNSWICK — It resembled something out of a science fiction movie, but the science behind a massive die-off of tadpoles in a local pond is shockingly real, according to a Bowdoin College biology professor. An estimated 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died in a pond in his backyard over a ...

  • Condon garden to be rededicated in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden will be rededicated on Saturday with a butterfly release. The garden behind Town Hall is in memory of Elizabeth "Beth" Condon, a 15-year-old girl who was killed on Aug. 28, 1993, by a drunk driver while walking on U.S. Ro...

  • Yarmouth residents question proposed 48-house development

    YARMOUTH — Neighbors of a proposed subdivision off Hillside Street offered the developer more complaints than compliments during a community meeting last week. The developer of ...

  • Portland police get $185K to battle mental illness calls

    PORTLAND — The Police Department was awarded a nearly $185,000 grant to improve its response to services calls from people with metal illnesses.  The two-year grant from the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, will ...

  • Comedian Marley goes for world record

    PORTLAND — Comedian Bob Marley this week will try to break the Guinness World Record for "longest stand-up comedy show by an individual." Marley will attempt the feat at the Comedy Connection on Custom House Wharf. He is scheduled to begin his show Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 a.m. and ...

  • Woodfords Club to host candidates

    PORTLAND — Six gubernatorial candidates, or their representatives, will be at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., on Friday, Oct., 1 for a candidates night. The event is sponsored by Maine Successful Thinkers and is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. A dinner befo...

  • Eyeglass fund aims to fill gap for Portland schoolchildren

    PORTLAND — Representatives from Portland schools and businesses gathered Monday, Sept. 20, for the launch of a fund to subsidize eyeglasses for needy schoolchildren. The impetus for Eyeglasses for Students came only a week earlier, after School Nurse Coordinator Amanda Rowe informed ...

  • Portland skatepark construction begins this week

    PORTLAND — Five years after the city identified Dougherty Field as the best location for a new skate park, construction of the facility is set to begin. The park is expected to take six weeks to build. It's completion will give skaters and bikers a designated place to ride for the fi... 1

  • Portland goes Gaga: Singer says discharge homophobes, not gays

    PORTLAND — One of the world's most famous pop stars visited Deering Oaks Park Monday afternoon to rally support for overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Lady Gaga spoke to a crowd of about 2,500 shortly after 5 p.m., telling them that not allowing gays to serve ...

  • Cumberland County Fair organizers hope for good weather, strong turnout

    CUMBERLAND — Mike Timmons is keeping his fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate and the crowds will be voluminous at this year’s Cumberland County Fair. A fair director and past president who also wears many other hats, Timmons has worked the past year with other ...