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  • Portland interfaith exchange brings together youth from Maine, Israel

    PORTLAND — Their day started in a Baha’i school in Eliot, and ended in a downtown mosque. But this journey of faith exploration for 10 high school students on July 31 really began at home, in Israel. The students – Israeli Jews, Muslims and Christians &nd...

  • In Portland, Sen. Angus King promotes immigration reform

    PORTLAND — While admitting the odds of passage may be long, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said he wants to reform federal immigration rules that prevent asylum seekers from working. "The chances are it is going to take a lot of work," King said July 31 in front of City Hall.

  • SAD 75 voters approve fiscal 2012 budget for Topsham, Harpswell, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved the School Administrative District 75 fiscal 2012 budget, 924-331, in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. All four towns backed the spending plan, according to preliminary results: Topsham, 112-71; Harpswell, 678-233; Bowdoin, 56-13 and Bowdoinham, 78-14...

  • Cumberland voters ban gravel pits, elect Gruber

    CUMBERLAND — Voters on Tuesday banned gravel pits in the town's two Rural Residential zones. They overwhelmingly supported a referendum on the ban, 862-507. Voters also elected Thomas Gruber to an at-large Town Council seat. He received 594 votes, defeating Michael Edes with 4...

  • Pierce, Orestis elected to Falmouth Town Council; Larson, Tucker, Andrews win School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — In an election that brought more than 42 percent of registered voters to the polls, residents elected an incumbent and a political newcomer to two Town Council seats Tuesday. Current council Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce was re-elected to the council for a second term, wit... 1

  • 'Town center' referendum fails in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — After an emotionally charged, divisive campaign, Question 1, the so-called "town center" referendum, was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 1,938 to 1,777. More than 42 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls. Question 2, the school budget, and Question 3, the wood...

  • Walsh, Hamlin win seats on North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Andrew Walsh and Darla Hamlin claimed two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Tuesday's election, narrowly edging Mark Girard. Walsh and Hamlin earned 265 and 259 votes, respectively, while Girard received 250 votes. Walsh and Hamlin will replace Selectmen Carol Burge...

  • Falmouth survey deadline extended

    FALMOUTH — The deadline for residents and business owners to respond to a Comprehensive Plan survey has been extended to June 30. Copies of the survey are available on the t...

  • Cumberland to display flag for 9/11 victims

    CUMBERLAND — The Patriot Flag, a 75-pound, 1,725-square-foot American flag touring the country in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display next week. The flag is being shown in all 50 states before arriving at Ground Zero in New York City on the 10th anniversary ...

  • 10th PeaksFest to celebrate 'nutty' side of island life in Portland

    PORTLAND — The annual PeaksFest will take place this weekend all over Peaks Island. Resident David Cohan said the original concept was for a block party on Peaks Island about decade ago. But what he discovered was that islanders were hungry for an all-island party to celebrate their ...