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  • Yarmouth lawmaker revives legislation for disaster tax relief

    YARMOUTH — Almost two years after an explosion on Gables Drive left one person dead and destroyed the homes of many others, a local state representative is again trying to ease the...

  • Yarmouth volunteers to respond to rural hunger

    YARMOUTH — People from Yarmouth and surrounding communities will be coming together next weekend to help feed children in areas of the state that don't have as many resources. Yarmouth resident Barbara Horton and her neighbors started an effort four years ago to package meals for chi...

  • Fresh Air in Falmouth: Local family shares Maine winter with inner-city child

    FALMOUTH — Lakirah McPhail's favorite thing about Falmouth is how quiet it is. "It's so loud where I live," she said. "There's gun shots all the time." McPhail, 12, lives in an apartment with her grandmother, brothers and sisters, and several cousins, in Manhattan. She is in s...

  • Florida man arrested after Cumberland-to-Brunswick car chase

    BRUNSWICK — A Florida man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a car chase that began in Cumberland. John Elvis Fenn, 29, of Quincy, Fla., was spotted by Cumberland Police Department Officer Antonio Ridge on Route 88 around 2:30 a.m. Police said Fenn was reportedly driving below ...

  • Portland councilor wants to revisit dumping snow in harbor

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee last week rejected revisions to the snow removal ordinance regarding sidewalk shoveling, but the issue is expected to return to a different committee this summer along with the controversial prospect of dumping snow in the harbor. The Transportatio...

  • Peaks Island residents pack anti-secession meeting

    PEAKS ISLAND — More than 150 people turned out Saturday for the first meeting of a group formed to defeat the latest campaign for island secession from Portland, organizers said. The former Peaks Island Council, meanwhile, has outlined cost-of-living issues on the island and proposed...

  • Portland bus service may back bid to loosen billboard ban

    PORTLAND — A bill submitted by a Portland legislator would allow advertising in bus shelters, which is currently banned by the state's anti-billboard law. District 116 Rep. Denise Harlow, D-Portland, said her bill would allow towns and cities to decide whether they want to allow adve...

  • Portland state rep's solidarity road trip to Wisconsin generates national buzz

    PORTLAND — Somewhere between New Hampshire and Illinois, state Rep. Diane Russell become the political talk of the nation. While traveling through New Hampshire, the Munjoy Hill Democrat was interviewed by a reporter for the 4

  • Retirement fund surplus nets nearly $9M for Bath

    BATH — The city has a unique problem on its hands, given today's economic climate: what to do with an extra $8.8 million. The surplus is with the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, thanks to excess employer contributions the city made from the late 1970s to mid 1990s, accordin...

  • Film about student stress to be screened in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — An independent film being screened next week tells stories of over-stressed students, exhausted teachers, kids who are not learning essential skills and parents trying to do the best for their children. "Race to Nowhere" will be shown at the Cumberland Congregational Chu...