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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 ...

  • Brunswick health fair to be held Sunday

    BRUNSWICK — Omega Wellness Group will hold a health fair at Thomas Point Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. People can learn how to prevent and manage illness, how to lose weight and make healthy choices. Booths will feature healthy food, free health testing, made-in...

  • South Portland forum to focus on new flood map

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There will be an informational session on Wednesday, Sept. 29, for residents of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough affected by newly proposed federal flood maps. South Portland City Manager Jim Gailey said the forum, which will run from 6-9 p.m. in the So...

  • Sand scupting back at Crescent Beach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The second annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting event to benefit Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center of Portland will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, at Crescent Beach State Park. The event is hosted by Birth Roots, a non-profit organization that focuses on building co...

  • Land Trust to hold benefit race on Sunday

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust will hold its sixth annual Race 4 Space fundraising event on Sunday, Sept. 19. A four-mile road race begins at 9 a.m. at Livesay Field, at the corner of Middle Bay and Pennellville roads. Registration is at 8 a.m. The event also offer...

  • Tractor pull

    Ethan and Evan Sadowski of Gorham check out a farm tractor from the driver's seat Sept. 12 during the third annual Touch a Truck to benefit the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes, at the The Gateway Shoppes at Scarborough, off Payne Road. The event gave children, and adults, the chance to climb abo...

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Morning sunlight and shadows fall over some of the 2,977 flags placed on the lawn in front of the Dudley Coe building at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A student group, Bowdoin College Republiicans, organized the memorial.

  • Agreement reached on Pine Point pier in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed pier at Pine Point will move forward after a deal was reached between the town and the Lobstermen's Co-op, which owns the property where the pier will be constructed. Despite lengthy and, at times, contentious negotiations, the Town Council unanimously approv...

  • Sale of Western Avenue land could cost South Portland up to $125K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 6-1 in a special meeting on Monday night to spend up to $125,000 to help a local developer remove underground utilities beneath the recently closed Gorham Road extension. The approval removes the final hurdle to the city's attempt to sell a 1.4...