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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Portland middle school inventions aim to solve problems that nag the elderly

    GORHAM — Phyllis Jackson and Shirley O'Brien have been plagued by two different problems. The 93-year-old residents of the Inn at Village Square had difficulty doing tasks that most people take for granted. Jackson needed a way to carry a hot cup of coffee while pushing her wa...

  • Peaks Island Council, and secession movement, get new life

    PEAKS ISLAND — Life was breathed back into the Peaks Island Council on Monday evening when Portland City Clerk Linda Cohen swore in six new members to the advisory council, amid howls and cheers from about 30 people watching at the Inn on Peaks Island. Meanwhile, a separate group of ...

  • An Odd fundraiser for Open Sky at Port City Music Hall

    PORTLAND — A new fundraiser is taking over Port City Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 4, and it's an odd one — an Odd Ball, to be precise. Kimmy's Odd Ball began as a 40th birthday party for Kimmy Welch Wilson, the venue's hospitality and special events coordinator, but has expande...

  • Problem solver: Neighborhood prosecutor takes on Portland's quality-of-life crimes

    PORTLAND — Nuisance crimes happen with certain regularity. On the first of the month, the unwanted furniture of departing tenants clogs sidewalks around the city. Black garbage bags appear on curbsides weekly on trash pick-up day. And Saturday nights invite public urination and noise... 1

  • Scarborough forum to discuss school chief

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board is inviting residents to participate in a focus group to discuss attributes, experiences and goals sought in a new superintendent of schools. The group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library and will be facilitated by New...

  • The bridge is back

    A boat passes under the Cribstone Bridge, which connects Orr's and Bailey islands in Harpswell. The bridge reopend last weekend after an $11 million repair and reconstruction project.

  • Super Sunday for Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College fans mob the field and the men's soccer team to celebrate Bowdoin's win over Middlebury in the NCAA Division III regional final on Nov. 21 in Brunswick. Bowdoin will face Lynchburg (Va.) College in a national semifinal on Dec. 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Also Sunday, the Bowdoin field h...

  • Tree lighting Dec. 3 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Mill Creek tree lighting and holiday festival will take place on Friday, Dec. 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. Hot cider, pop corn and hot dogs will be available throughout the evening. Other events includ...