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  • Heart walk Saturday at Lyman Moore

    PORTLAND — The second HyperHeart 5K race and walk will be Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School. The event, organized initially by two students, Lauren Paradise and Karina Boothe, who are now eighth-graders, is to raise awareness and money to fight hypertrophic car...

  • Portland needle exchange demand exceeds funding

    PORTLAND — Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaki...

  • River Point pedestrian bridge reopens in West Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A bridge used to access the River Point Conservation area and trail system from the West Falmouth Crossing shopping center was reopened Tuesday after volunteers and town staff constructed a guardrail. The bridge across the Pan Am Railroad fell into disrepair and was closed...

  • Candidates sought for Casco Bay Lines board

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers are available for three seats on the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors. The seats, carrying three-year terms, represent Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island and Little Diamond Island.  CBITD is governed by 12 directors. Ten ar...

  • Brunswick board puts brakes on plan for new police station

    BRUNSWICK — Four dilapidated, vacant buildings at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets will not be torn down any time soon. On Tuesday, the Village Review Board denied the Brunswick Development Corp.'s request to demolish the properties. The BDC, a quasi-municipal agenc...

  • Train officials weigh 3 Brunswick sites for maintenance facility

    BRUNSWICK — Passenger rail officials last week said they are considering three sites for a proposed train layover facility. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority first proposed building the depot, which would be used to service Amtrak's Downeaster, between Church Road and...

  • Borowick to serve temporarily as Brunswick High School principal

    BRUNSWICK — School Department officials have temporarily abandoned the search for a new principal for Brunswick High School after three finalists in a row dropped out. Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said the department began searching for a principal in the winter and received 11 ini...

  • Yarmouth could get funding to complete Beth Condon Pathway

    YARMOUTH — With the help of a state grant and a local match, the missing section of the Beth Condon Pathway could be funded and competed as soon as next year. According to Town Engineer Dan Jellis, the town submitted a Quality Community Program grant application to the Maine Departme...

  • 'We couldn't have written this any better': Yarmouth Clam Festival a hot ticket

    46th Yarmouth Clam Festival a hot ticket YARMOUTH — Twenty dollars bought Brian Peters of Woods Circle three raffle tickets and, ultimately, a new car at the 46th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival. Peters, an 11-year resident of the town, said he has never won something as big a...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth begin meetings on service costs

    CUMBERLAND — A series of meetings are being held to help North Yarmouth understand how the money it pays Cumberland for services is spent. The first session was held July 13. It followed a fiscal 2012 budget process in North Yarmouth that raised questions about some of the services t...