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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Former South Portland restaurant workers settle labor lawsuit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Eight former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet have reached a settlement in lawsuit filed last year claiming labor violations and intimidation by the restaurant's owners. While the details of the settlement are confidential, documents filed in U.S. District Co...

  • South Portland's new mayor calls for unity, community

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis on Monday called on city citizens to put down their cell phones and computers and rededicate themselves to the concept of community. De Angelis then announced a series of community initiatives she would like to pursue over the next year, in...

  • Brunswick school redistricting set, new start times delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board Wednesday unanimously approved a redistricting plan characterized by Superintendent Paul Perzanoski as the "East/West split." A decision about changing start times at each school was tabled pending further research by the board. The district l...

  • Cape Elizabeth may charge Beach to Beacon $25K for use of park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town has hosted the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K for 13 years, but has never charged the organization for use of Fort Williams Park. That could change next year...

  • Concert in Yarmouth to benefit Telling Room

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth High School Student Senate is sponsoring a performance by local folk-Americana songwriter Emilia Dahlin on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The performance will ben...

  • Debate heats up over parking at Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Opponents of an ad hoc committee recommendation to limit on-street parking at Higgins Beach are getting organized, while the committee is sticking to its guns. The opposition has formed a Google group, 1

  • Yarmouth robotics team makes world contest

    YARMOUTH — The school robotics team qualified to compete in the world competition at the first Southern Maine VEX Robotics event held in Cape Elizabeth on Saturday, Dec. 4. The team, called Infinite Improbability Robotics, is made up of students ranging from a seventh-grader to senio...

  • Cumberland cat shelter seeks food donations

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine shelter seeks the community's help in its canned cat food drive this winter. According to the shelter, about 75 cans of cat food are required to feed its resident felines. People can donate food at the HART shelter, 302 Range Road...