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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...

  • Group presents $3.5M plan for Freeport fields, trails

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Fields and Trails Committee is proposing three baseball diamonds, four fields, a two-story field house and an extensive trail system on 34 acres off Hunter Road. The committee members – David Latulippe, Adam Nappi, Candice Rinaldi, Jeff Zachau and D...

  • South Portland school chief told to build needs-based budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday said it will honor the City Council's request to produce a flat budget. But there was no indication that the board would ultimately support it. And it won't be the only spending plan drafted by school administrators. Instead, the boa...

  • Chebeague opera singer returns to Portland for Maine debut

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An island native who ventured to a much larger island to pursue a career in opera will make his Maine debut on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tyler Putnam attended Greely High School and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009 before moving to New York City to hone his craft....

  • Storm track

    Roads aren't the only things that need plowing this winter. Here a plow train approaches the Fernald Road crossing in Freeport on Friday, Feb. 11, on its way from Portland to Brunswick.

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 130; Navy pledges funding for upcoming ships

    BATH — Bath Iron Works this week announced the layoffs of about 130 of its workers, effective March 2. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, said she had been told by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that funding would be advanced on work related to the DDG-1000 line, av...

  • Sprinklers douse apartment fire in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A sprinkler system knocked down a fire in a 12-unit apartment building on Feb. 8, preventing widespread damage and displacement of tenants. South Portland Deputy Fire Chief Miles Haskell said the electrical fire started in the bedroom of a third-floor apartment at 10...

  • First responders: 2 Falmouth skiers save NYA athlete during race

    FALMOUTH — It's unusual to see members of opposing high school teams helping each other out. But when a fellow athlete's life was in danger, two local skiers put their competitiveness aside. On Feb. 9, the two top Falmouth High School Nordic skiers may have saved North Yar...

  • Flags for the Flag Ladies

    U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, presents flags that flew over the U.S. Capitol to Carmen Footer, left, JoAnn Miller and Elaine Green, also known as the Freeport Flag Ladies, in Snowe's Portland office last week. Snowe praised the trio's relentless honoring of veterans and the casualties of 9/11...