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  • 'We want to celebrate the American spirit': 9/11 anniversary a milestone for Freeport Flag Ladies

    FREEPORT — Whether it is raining, snowing, sleeting or hot and humid, the Freeport Flag Ladies have spent every Tuesday for the past 10 years standing at the corner of Main and School ... 1

  • Fatal Yarmouth accident under investigation

    YARMOUTH — The cause of a fatal accident on East Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 3, is still under investigation, police said Tuesday. Lt. Dean Perry said Chad Meier, 36, of East Main Street, died from injuries caused when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree stump.  P...

  • Cumberland council to vote on accepting school building, zoning change

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will vote Monday, Sept. 12, on whether to accept the Drowne Road School back from School Administrative District 51, and on adding the school to the town's Village Mixed Use Zone. The vote follows the council's approval of a lease last month with Portlan...

  • Portland panel proposes trash program changes; council to take up organ bond, Peaks Island sewer growth

    PORTLAND — A panel is recommending several ways for the city to increase its recycling rate to 50 percent by 2020. In a report that is expected to be presented to the City Council on Wednesday, the Solid Waste Task Force outlines several recommendations for reaching the state statuto...

  • Sept. 11: 10th anniversary events

    Brunswick • The American Legion will host a commemoration on at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on the Mall, featuring a Blue Star ceremony honoring 10 military families. Paul L’Heureux of the American Legion will be the keynote speaker. Local fire, rescue and police departments will...

  • 10 years after 9/11: Portland Muslims find Maine 'a special place'

    PORTLAND — After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Muslims were thrust into the spotlight. For some Americans, the Muslim faith became associated with violence, and later with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the Muslim people of Portland, many of whom come from Nort...

  • 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...