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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Scarborough proposal aims to protect aquifers

    SCARBOROUGH — A new protection district has been proposed that would affect any home or business sitting on top of one of the town's 10 fresh-water aquifers. The Aquifer Overlay Protection District, which aims to protect groundwater quality, would prohibit the storage of more than 10...

  • 'Water, water everywhere': South Portland officials tour building with an eye toward buying

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Outside, there were weathered wooden walls without siding and portions covered with asbestos shingles. And a steady row of icicles ringed the roof line. Inside, there were stained suspended ceiling tiles. Water dripped from where a tile had been removed, into and aro...

  • South Portland residents sought to plan details of new high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The planning process for expanding and renovating South Portland High School is underway. But the School Board is looking for residents were are interested in participating in planning the new school, which could open in the fall of 2015. The School Board has ...

  • South Portland council questions community garden plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents hoping to start a community garden on a piece of city-owned property must first address several concerns before the City Council will consider granting a lease. Members of the Community Garden Collective on Monday presented the council a plan to build an or...

  • Uddermost artist: Retired Brunswick florist is also 'Painter of the Ideal Guernsey Cow'

    BRUNSWICK — Ralph Knowles' claim to fame is a painting of a cow. Not just any cow, but the "ideal Guernsey cow," the model used by the American Guernsey Association to showcase a Guernsey's best attributes. Knowles keeps a print of his painting tucked among prayer books an...

  • Cape club reaches out to reduce energy costs, world hunger

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thanks to the generosity of an environmentally conscious group of teens, energy costs at the high school will be reduced and 10 families around the world have been given the tools they need to make food and clothing. With the help of biology teacher Susan Guerrette, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth police working to solve nationwide scam

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Local police are working with officers in Michigan to solve a money scam that could be a nationwide problem. According to Capt. Brent Sinclair, a resident contacted police to report an unauthorized withdrawal of money from his bank account. Sinclair said someone...

  • Petitions support Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs' move to Biddeford got closer to reality last week when proponents filed signatures in favor of the change with the secretary of state. The Passamaquoddy Indian tribe also announced it has aligned with the proponents of what will be called Biddeford Do...