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  • Bombs bursting in air, and on the ground

    The Portland Symphony Orchestra plays the 1812 Overture as fireworks begin over Portland's Eastern Promenade and Casco Bay on Independence Day. The annual Fourth of July celebration was rescued by private donations after the city elminated public funding this year.

  • Fire destroys dock on Cousins Island in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday morning, July 2, that destroyed a private dock off Wills Way on Cousins Island. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Robitaille, the fire call came in at 3:04 a.m. The dock, the ramp leading to the water and a small boat were dest...

  • Celebrating strawberries in Cape Elizabeth

    Kaitlyn, 5, and Rylie McIntyre, 3, dance to the music at the second annual Strawberry Fest on June 26 at Maxwell's Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The event, put on by the Cape Farm Alliance, offered an array of edible strawberry concoctions, including strawberry pizza from FlatBread Co., and a full day of ...

  • Books galore in Brunswick

    Book lovers from around the area converged on the Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium last weekend for the annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. More than 50,000 books, tapes, CDs and DVDs were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Curtis Memorial Library.

  • Scarborough concert series continues on Thursdays

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Community Chamber, in partnership with Scarborough Community Services, is sponsoring the annual free summer concert series in Memorial Park. The series features performances in a range of musical genres on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8,...

  • South Portland air crash memorial takes shape, dedication planned for July 11

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dozens of planes pass over Brick Hill to land at the Portland International Jetport every day. But it was a landing of a very different sort that recently attracted a small crowd. A handful of city officials and residents were on hand June 24 to witness the ar...

  • South Portland museum ready for Fourth of July opening

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Historical Society is used to documenting local history. But this weekend it will be making some of its own with the grand opening of the Cushing's Point House museum at Bug Light Park. The group will host a formal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on ...

  • Dog days: Kona joins Scarborough Police Department

    SCARBOROUGH — There's a new officer on the police force — he's got a fuzzy face and was born and raised in Germany. His name is Kona and he's a German Shepherd. Kona is a K-9 police dog in training who arrived from Frankfurt on Mother's Day. He is staying with Officer Michael S...