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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Making way for autumn

    Leaves and lily pads around the edges of a pond at Scarborough Beach display a tinge of yellow Wednesday as September rolls in.

  • Harpswell death ruled 'accidental drowning'

    HARPSWELL — The state medical examiner in Augusta has determined the cause of death of Missouri newspaper executive Walter Lage, 66. Lage died of “accidental drowning” when he slipped or fell from a dock at 14 Whidden Road around 9:30 p.m. after leaving a private boat on ...

  • Pedal for Peace benefit to be held Sept. 11 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Events promoting peace are planned for the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery. The second annual Pedal for Peace, a bicycle ride that benefits the Business Council for Peace’s work with entrepreneurs in ...

  • Brunswick House candidates to attend forums

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates for Maine House District 66 plan to participate in a series of public forums to be held between Sept. 7 and 15. Each forum will run from 7-9 p.m. A “Food and Energy” forum will be held at Frontier Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 7, followed by “Tr...

  • S.P., Cape get grants to fight underage drinking

    AUGUSTA — The South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments are among 15 law enforcement agencies to receive state grants to enforce underage drinking laws. South Portland will receive nearly $15,000 over the next two years, while Cape Elizabeth will get nearly $10,000.

  • Candidates populate Scarborough ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates have been finalized for three Town Council elections, two Board of Education elections, the Sanitary District and Portland Water District on the November ballot. For two three-year seats on the Town Council, incumbents Judy Roy, 67, and Michael Woods, 52, ret...

  • Council sends Scarborough Charter amendments to voters

    SCARBOROUGH — After a brief public hearing the Town Council put six Town Charter amendments on the November ballot, including a provision establishing a process for recalling elected officials. The council voted unanimously to send five of the six amendments to voters: •...

  • Disagreement could sink new pier at Pine Point in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Construction of a new commercial pier at Pine Point may be dead in the water if an agreement between the town and the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op cannot be forged in time to meet funding deadlines. The new structure would be built next to the aging pier now utilized by...