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  • Unsung Heroes: Dale and Joan Viles, a love story

    BRUNSWICK — Joan Viles recalled her husband's traumatic birth. “Dale's mother told me that he was holed up in her pelvic cradle for 72 hours before he was born,” she said. “They should have done a C-section, but they didn't.” As a result, Dale Viles has...

  • New principal finds strong sense of community at Portland High School

    PORTLAND — Portland High School's new principal loves the beach. "It's the constant change," Deborah Mignault said. "Change is always there and it's powerful." Mignault stepped into the job as PHS principal this summer, taking over for Michael Johnson, who was reassigned to Po...

  • Move over MoMA!

    Art at the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland is climbable, much to the delight of Jack Caron and Maya Huff. The two kindergarten students were part of a crowd of students and parents at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • New home for Portland Food Co-op

    The Portland Food Co-op celebrated its move into a freshly renovated former warehouse at 56 Hampshire St. with an open house on Thursday, Sept. 1. That gave prospective member Ann Marie Knoepfel of Portland an opportunity to check out a display of organic and often local foods available at discou...

  • Watching Irene's waves

    Tom Zaleski, of Portland, watches the surf generated by Tropical Storm Irene at Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28.

  • MRRA gets funds for facility upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority received a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help fund infrastructure and facility improvements on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, including $717,500 to assist Kest...

  • Legislators schedule Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. Anyone who would like to talk about issues with the local legislators is welcom...

  • Scarborough group floats pesticide prohibition for town property

    SCARBOROUGH — A nation of men wakes up to technicolor-green grass, perfectly manicured on the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. The year is 1967, and the Masters Tournament is being broadcast in color for the first time. Cumberland-based "safe-lawn" activist Paul Tukey ...