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  • Brunswick change is coming

    Oliver Casey, 5, of Brunswick, helps the staff at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union pour contributed coins into a counter at the Brunswick branch on Friday, Feb. 27. The credit union and Gelato Fiasco combined to create a Curtis Memorial Library fundraiser where kids used empty gelato jars a...

  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • Portland police to host forum for deaf community

    PORTLAND — The Police Department will host a forum Thursday, Feb. 24, to discuss safety concerns in the city's deaf community. Deaf residents, their family members, employers and neighbors are encouraged to attend and share concerns with officers. "This forum will help facilit...

  • Out with the old: Students, teachers say goodbye to Portland's Nathan Clifford School

    PORTLAND — The Lull family moved to their Pitt Street home in 2006, because it was within easy walking distance to the Nathan Clifford Elementary School, an institution that had served the neighborhood since 1907. But last Thursday morning, Greg Lull and his 7-year-old son, Zachary, ...

  • Ethics panel clears Portland newspaper over election ads

    PORTLAND — The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ruled last week that The Portland Press Herald did not violate state election law when it donated ad space that was used to promote an elected mayor referendum in Portland. Tom Valleau, a former Portland Ch...

  • Legislators demand answers from green energy group

    AUGUSTA — Legislators grilled staff of the Maine Green Energy Alliance for almost three hours on Thursday in the first step of an inquiry into the failed stimulus grantee. News reports have detailed recently how the organization founded by a prominent Democratic attorney got a $3 mil...

  • Legislative panel may subpoena Maine Turnpike Authority records

    AUGUSTA — The Senate chairman of the Legislature’s oversight committee may take the unheard of step of using the committee’s subpoena power to investigate spending at the Maine Turnpike Authority. State Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, said the Government Oversight Commit...

  • Quite the catch

    Steve Thornton of Atlantic Coast Towing prepares to hook a line to pickup truck sitting in the ocean about 100 yards off Stover's Point Road in Harpswell on Feb. 11. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said the truck was stolen in Brunswick early that morning.

  • Going up

    Kaley Meehan of South Portland went sledding last Saturday on the Highland Avenue hill at South Portland High School, and brought along something no one else had: her own rope tow. Her dad, Coleman, gladly played the role of beast of burden as Kaley raced down, then enjoyed the leisurely ride bac...

  • Making tracks

    Roads aren't the only things that need plowing this winter. Here a plow train approaches the "Deep Cut" bridge Friday, Feb. 11, on its way from Portland to Brunswick.