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  • Peaks Island school eyed for emergency solar power array

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island school could be home to a first-of-its-kind emergency energy power source. A group of people including teachers and engineers met at the school library recently to start discussing the possibility of making the school the island's designated Red Cross e... 1

  • Falmouth club offers $2K gardening grant

    FALMOUTH — The St. Mary's Garden Club is offering a $2,000 single-recipient grant to a local nonprofit organization to promote a pollinator-supporting program. The one-time grant will be awarded to the organization that has the best plan to support pollinators, like bi...

  • Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on 'dull skates'

    Final part of a three-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development  in Maine. AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. Jo...

  • Komen Race for the Cure coming to Portland

    CUMBERLAND — Marjorie Adams will run her fourth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year, honoring fellow cancer survivors and others who have been affected by the disease. The race will be held in Portland this year for the first time, on Sept. 12, followed by the now-traditi...

  • Portland schools turn focus to students, curriculum

    PORTLAND — Public school students will resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 7, kicking off a busy year for city schools. The Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to open after Christmas break and several schools will be under the leadership of new principals. New administrat...

  • UPDATE: Missouri newspaper executive's death in Harpswell ruled 'accidental drowning'

    HARPSWELL — A Missouri newspaper executive drowned accidentally Aug. 19 after falling from a Whidden Road dock. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Wally Lage, 66, ch...

  • Journey to Cow Island

    The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust has been marking its first 25 years by running a series of celebrations and explorations. On Saturday, Aug. 14, a group of kayakers launched off Water Street to visit Cow Island in the middle of the Androscoggin River, now managed by the land trust. Michelle Moody of...

  • Raptor rap

    SkyWalker the golden eagle surveys his surroundings while Hope Douglas answers questions during a presentation at the Topsham Public Library last Saturday. Douglas's organization, Wind over Wings, has recently relocated to Dresden.

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Jeraldine Herrera of Brunswick flashes a smile during the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.

  • Parked for art in South Portland

    Artist Lori Austill observes from the shade of an umbrella as potential buyers examine her encaustic paintings at the annual Art in the Park show and sale at South Portland's Mill Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.