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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...

  • Workshop hopes to kill lawn chemicals in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes, it takes a personal struggle to compel someone to work for the greater good. That's exactly what inspired Cumberland resident Paul Tukey, best known as a professional landscaper, to pu...

  • Scarborough residents could get mechanism for councilor recall

    SCARBOROUGH — Citizens may be able to recall elected officials if a proposed Town Charter amendment is accepted. The Town Council is considering a variety of changes to the charter, including wording to define the procedure for recalling a councilor or overruling sale of town propert...

  • Fundraising for Cape Elizabeth path project off to good start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Proponents say fundraising for a $200,000 local match required for construction of the proposed Shore Road path is going better than they expected. Safe Access for Everyone

  • New unit helps South Portland police track sex offenders, inform residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six months into an internal reorganization, Police Chief Edward Googins said the department is doing a better job tracking sex offenders and providing notification to residents. "Not that we were doing a bad job before," Googins said. "But we're doing a better job no...

  • Questions raised by letter in support of turf field prompt Bath policy change

    BATH — An investigation into the city’s role in a letter supporting the McMann Field artificial turf project has prompted a change in the way future mass mailings are handled by municipal officials. Following Wednesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Bill Giroux...

  • Cumberland wood bank seeks contributions

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Congregational Church, which has provided firewood to community members in need of heating assistance, has a low wood bank inventory this year and is seeking donations of firewood, hardwood logs or cash to help with the coming heating season. The chur...

  • Freeport on the 4th

    Independence Day events in Freeport ended with fireworks at the high school athletic fields. The evening tradition followed the annual parade on Main Street, where a three-wheel unicycle rider was one of the participants. Also on Sunday, the Maine Clammers Association held a fundraising clambake at ...

  • Falmouth Community Programs partners with Olympia Sports

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Community Programs is teaming with Olympia Sports in a league discount/rebate card program. Any FCP family that makes a purchase at Olympia Sports through Aug. 25 will recieve a 10 percent discount on all purchases using the rebate card. The discount/rebate cards ...