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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Police charge teenager in Bath school vandalism

    BATH — Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday morning in connection with vandalism at the Fisher-Mitchell School. Following up on several leads, police said they arrested the boy at 10:15 a.m. and charged him with aggravated criminal mischief and burglary. Police respo...

  • Man faces charges in Bath stabbing

    BATH — Police have charged a man living at 734 Middle St. with stabbing another resident Sunday night. James M. Manley, 51, was charged with elevated aggravated assault. Police said a 40-year-old man entered the Police Department lobby at 11:24 p.m. Sunday with multiple s...

  • Yarmouth firm to conduct search for Topsham manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 16 to hire a Yarmouth company to aid in the search for a new town manager. Selectman Don Russell said the town sent requests for proposals to five firms and heard back from three. The Maine Municipal Association submitted ...

  • Freeport Sewer District picks chairman for paid job

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District Board of Trustees has added a part-time, paid general manager and voted 4-0 to appoint Chairman Leland Arris to the job. The action, taken by the board on Monday, Sept. 20, has at least one resident and one board member questioning the board's motives.

  • Freeport councilor, lawyer's opinion deflect conflict-of-interest claim

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Sept. 14 forgave a portion of a loan to the Freeport Community Center, but not before one councilor's affiliation with the center raised questions about the decision. Councilor Sara Gideon, who sits on the FCS board of trustees, was one of four cou...

  • Falmouth Land Trust brings raptors to annual meeting

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Land Trust has invited some special guests to celebrate its 30th year – winged guests. The non-profit organization Wind Over Wings, from Connecticut, will present a live raptor show from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the University of Maine Fou...

  • Woodfords Club to host candidates

    PORTLAND — Six gubernatorial candidates, or their representatives, will be at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., on Friday, Oct., 1 for a candidates night. The event is sponsored by Maine Successful Thinkers and is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. A dinner befo...

  • Conference on Sudan this weekend

    PORTLAND — Leaders of Maine's Sudanese community are sponsoring an all-day conference Saturday, Sept. 25. about the future of the war-torn African country. The conference will focus on a referendum scheduled for Jan. 9, 2011, to decide whether southern Sudan will become its own count...