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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Several potential candidates emerge in Scarborough, 1 returns nomination papers

    SCARBOROUGH — Several people have taken out nomination papers for open seats on the Town Council, Board of Education and Portland Water District Board of Trustees. Papers are due to the town clerk by Sept. 1. So far, one candidate has returned enough verifiable signatures to appear o...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    A volunteer directs race leader and eventual individual overall winner Anne Wilkinson of Falmouth to the beach on Sunday, Aug. 15, during the swim portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. The event attracted more than 900 p...

  • Cape Town Hall, library, public works to close Aug. 26

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Hall, Public Works and Thomas Memorial Library will be closed for employee training and recognition on Thursday, Aug. 26. The Richards Pool and the Fitness Center will be open, and the Recycling Center will be closed as usual. The employee recogniti...

  • Full house: Unique South Portland project for disabled adults celebrates sale of final apartment

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new housing complex in Knightville for disabled adults has defied the recession and the beleaguered real estate market. Owners of the project in a former Grange hall at 20 E St. say they expect to close next week on the sale of the last of nine rooms for disabled a...

  • South Portland City Council approves Public Works contract, sets environmental goals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a contract with the Public Works union and passed a resolution outlining steps the city will take over the next two years to become more environmentally sustainable. Public Works and bus employees ha...

  • N. Yarmouth to stage family-friendly triathlon

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The first North Yarmouth Family Triathlon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. The event will begin at Wescustogo Park on Route 231 with 1.75 miles of paddling on the Royal River, to the take-out at Route 9. Participants will then bicycle one mile and run one...

  • Smith brothers to be honored by North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award winners, brothers Norman L. and the late Donald W. Smith, will be honored at the town’s annual Fun Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 28. A tribute will be held at the Village Green bandstand on Route 115 at 9:3...

  • TIF workshop planned in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Economic Development Corp. will hold an informational workshop on Tax Increment Financing policy on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Town Planner Donna Larson and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben will be at the meeting to answer any questions about TI...