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  • Turn in outdated Rx drugs on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Police departments and other organizations around southern Maine are participating in Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drugs collected will be incinerated, according to the Maine Sheriff's Association, which said the event helps protect Maine's...

  • 'It is a plague. It is merciless': A son's overdose in Portland, a mother's plea for action

    PORTLAND — She endured years of troubles, heartaches, courtrooms and counselors while trying to help her son regain a safe, sober life. Now Massachusetts resident Mary Gibson wants to spread a message about the horrors of heroin addiction, because her son, Andrew Gibson, 21, was foun...

  • Military tears, cheers

    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Sodergren of Waldoboro hugs his girlfriend, Amanda Sullivan of Durham, before heading getting on the bus May 5 when Marine reservists departed from Topsham for the start of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.They travel first to California for several months of trai...

  • Board approves 370-car parking lot at Scarborough Beach

    New home allowed next to historic Winslow Homer House SCARBOROUGH — Despite overwhelming public opposition to the project, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday to grant a special exception for a new, 370-space parking lot and recreation area on private land near ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs funding for Shore Road Pathway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After nearly six years of proposals, planning and discussion, the Town Council on Monday night voted 6-0 to fund construction of the Shore Road Pathway. Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta was not present at the meeting. The council accepted a $729,000 grant from the...

  • Brunswick school budget trends cause for concern?

    Many councilors ready to OK spending plan

  • Electronics graveyard

    Pau Carnero, an exchange student from Spain, stacks a computer that was brought to the Rotary Electronics Recycling Day at the Falmouth Shopping Center last Saturday. Within the first hour and a half, hundreds of obsolete electronic devices had been donated.

  • Kitchen aid

    David Jorgenson of Coffee by Design pours a cup for designer Karen Gallagher of Karen Gallagher Interiors at a home on Fieldstone Lane in Falmouth last weekend during the Falmouth Kitchen & Tasting Tour. Eight local residential kitchens hosted demos by chefs, tastings, and talks with cookbo...

  • School budgets OK'd in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters throughout the area came out Tuesday to support their local school budgets. In South Portland, voters approved a $42.8 million school budget for fiscal 2012 by a 2-1 margin. According to unofficial results, South Portland residents voted 2,458 to 1,226 ...

  • Harpswell gardens taking applications

    HARPSWELL — The new Community Gardens at Mitchell Field are opening to the public. The town is accepting applications from residents interested in renting plots. Gardeners can rent 100- or 150-square-foot plots for $25 or $35, respectively, or construct their own raised beds. The ren...