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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Super Sunday for Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College fans mob the field and the men's soccer team to celebrate Bowdoin's win over Middlebury in the NCAA Division III regional final on Nov. 21 in Brunswick. Bowdoin will face Lynchburg (Va.) College in a national semifinal on Dec. 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Also Sunday, the Bowdoin field h...

  • Tree lighting Dec. 3 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Mill Creek tree lighting and holiday festival will take place on Friday, Dec. 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. Hot cider, pop corn and hot dogs will be available throughout the evening. Other events includ...

  • Freeport Merchants now FreeportUSA

    FREEPORT — Freeport Merchants Association has formerly changed its name to FreeportUSA and will roll out a new logo and marketing campaign by January. Myra Hopkins, executive director of the organization, said the change came out of a strategy workshop held this summer. Hopkins said ...

  • Fuel fund donations sought in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The community nonprofit Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is encouraging residents to donate to the fuel fund this winter.   The fund serves Yarmouth families, is locally administered and operates through the general assistance office in Freeport. More than 45 fam...

  • Cumberland board tables CMP substation plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Nov. 16 tabled a request from Central Maine Power Co. to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. Town Planner Carla Nixon said CMP is still working on changes for the Raven Farm Substation, and that the master site plan review will return...

  • Cape Elizabeth, South Portland farms offer winter harvest

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three local farms will combine their bounty to offer customers more than the usual root vegetables for a winter community-supported agriculture program. Jordan's, ...

  • Resolve on smart meters eludes South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In what may be a preview of next week's public hearing in Scarborough, more than 20 people attended a City Council workshop on Monday to protest the installation of "smart" electric meters in the city. The workshop was intended to provide more information about the m... 2

  • Termed out: Boudreau ends 18 years on South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Linda Boudreau darted across a city parking lot through the icy rain late Monday afternoon. But this time, she wasn't headed to the City Council workshop at the Community Center or a public hearing at City Hall. She was simply grabbing a small cup of decaffein...