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  • Pay-per-bag trash proposal gets cool reaction in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A proposal to implement pay-per-bag trash disposal and add an additional silver bullet recycling bin met resistance at a Town Council workshop Tuesday night. Nearly 30 people attended the workshop with the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee and 10 people spoke against the...

  • Towns roll out text-a-tip to combat underage drinking

    FALMOUTH — In an effort to curb drinking by young people, six area towns are participating in a new text-a-tip program. The program, organized by Casco Bay Create Awareness Now and paid for by a grant, allows people to text, go online, or use a smart-phone app to let police know abou...

  • Jewish museum to dedicate garden

    PORTLAND — The Maine Jewish Museum at the Etz Chaim Synagogue on Sunday will dedicate its new garden and courtyard at 267 Congress St. The June 26 ceremony, which starts at 3 p.m., is expected to include remarks from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and Mayor Nicholas Mavodones.

  • 'Patriot Flag' to fly in Portland

    PORTLAND — The so-called Patriot Flag will be displayed for four hours on Thursday in the Preble Street Extension parking lot. The flag that honors the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be raised at 2 p.m. by the city's police and fire departments. It will be on display unti...

  • Mound mob

    The Cheverus High School baseball team tackles senior pitcher Joey Royer and falls into a celebratory pile after winning the Class A state championship over Lewiston 9-1 on Saturday in Augusta. Story in Sports, Page 15.

  • Pride on Parade in Portland

    Courtney Torrent-Ellis of Bowdoinham waits for the annual Pride Parade to begin at Monument Square on June 18 with other members of the Gay Lesbian & Strait Education Network.

  • Center helps launch book on city's Irish longshoremen

    PORTLAND — The Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. will host a launching event on Friday at 7 p.m. for Munjoy Hill author Michael C. Connolly's new book.  Connolly, a history professor at St. Joseph's College, will sign copies of "Seated By The Sea: The Maritime History o...

  • Portland library to host e-book forum

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library will host a forum about e-books and e-readers on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium. "E-book Sandbox: Embracing a New Way of Reading" will address common questions about e-readers, and library staff will demonstrate how to the...