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  • Portland church to host wage, equality forums

    PORTLAND — The First Parish Church will host community forums on living wages, and bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender advocacy on June 1 and June 8, respectively. The forums begin at 6 p.m. at 425 Congress St. and are free and open to the public. The forum on wages will fe...

  • Martin's Point drops bid for former South Portland school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two days after presenting a revised plan for a medical office building at the former Hamlin School, Martin's Point Health Care on Friday withdrew its proposal. Neighbors since March have opposed the plan, which would significantly reduce green space and a commun...

  • Scarborough school administrators trade benefits for salaries

    More than a dozen school jobs still on the line SCARBOROUGH — Officials say a 4 percent pay raise proposed for school administrators is necessary to bring their salaries in line with those in other Maine districts. "Last year we did an evaluation of where Scarborough was in ...

  • Border attack in Harpswell?

    This sign erected by the Carrying Place Assembly on Route 123 in Harpswell was scratched and tagged with spray paint over the weekend. Gary Anderson, a member of the group that wants to re-establish the town's historical border with Brunswick, said he noticed the damage on Sunday afternoon and la...

  • Brunswick Executive Airport to open Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — Barring high winds, sleet, or snow, Steve Levesque will land his Cessna on the runway of the Brunswick Executive Airport on Saturday, marking its official opening. In late January, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, of which Levesque is executive director, cel...

  • Harpswell groups hope to ensure access to Cedar Beach

    HARPSWELL — At the March 12 Town Meeting, voters authorized the town to spend up to $220,000 to secure access to Cedar Beach. But Sally and Charles Abrahamson, who own the right of way on Cedar Beach Road, say that's not enough. Now a group of residents and town officials is forming ... 1

  • Safety violations shut Falmouth Rod & Gun Club

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Rod & Gun Club has temporarily closed all four of its shooting ranges after safety problems were discovered during recent town inspections of the facility. The shutdown comes after several neighbors complained that the club's rifle, trap and pistol ranges,... 1

  • RSU 5 board sends $3M bond to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham will vote June 14 on a nearly $3 million athletic facility, infrastructure renovations and improvements at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted 7-3 on March 23 to send the bond to the public....

  • Freeport High School student brings Broadway to the middle school

    FREEPORT — High school junior Sarah Pier has combined her love of Broadway with her ability to teach young actors and will direct a cast of middle school students in a musical next week. Pier created a proposal, auditioned the actors, organized rehearsals and is directing "Honk! Jr.,...

  • Falmouth weighs 2.6% municipal budget hike, no impact on taxes

    FALMOUTH — While the School Department is asking for a 6.3 percent increase in taxes to cover the first interest payment on the new elementary school bond, the municipal budget will not contribute to a proposed increase in property taxes. Town Manager Nathan Poore unveiled his $10.7 ...