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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • New veterans monument to be celebrated in Cumberland parade

    CUMBERLAND — This year’s Memorial Day parade includes the presentation of the first phase of a veterans memorial monument at Moss Side Cemetery on Main Street. Fire Chief Dan Small is also looking for active and retired military members with ties to the town to participate...

  • Maine's best in EMS

    Lt. Peter Daigle of the Portland Fire Department accepts a Platinum Award on the department's behalf from Gov. John Baldacci on May 20 at the annual Maine Emergency Medical Services awards ceremony at the State House in Augusta. Gold awards were presented to the Cumberland Fire Department, Freeport ...

  • Chebeague Island Town Meeting to vote on $2.8M budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will decide on a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 5. The meeting will take place at the Chebeague Island Community Hall, 247 South Road, at 9 a.m., and cover 62 warrant items. Among the items is the $1.8 million p...

  • WestFest fun in Portland

    West End neighborhood kids enjoyed a day of fun and games on Saturday at WestFest, a community celebration held on the grounds of the Reiche School in Portland. It featured rides in this horse-drawn carriage, face painting, a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, food, crafts and more.

  • Yarmouth budget drops 1%, tax rate increases 20 cents

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-0 on May 13 to accept the proposed fiscal 2011 budget. The total proposed budget is $30.9 million, a reduction of $302,000, or nearly 1 percent. The school budget remains flat at $19.5 million, and the $10.5 million municipal budget is $279,00...

  • SAD 51 budget goes to Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents

    CUMBERLAND — Residents will decide at the annual budget meeting on Thursday, June 3, whether to accept or amend a $28 million fiscal 2011 budget for School Administrative District 51. Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters will approve or reject the final spending plan in a budget...

  • Falmouth High School seniors to graduate at Merrill Auditorium in Portland

    FALMOUTH — As the Falmouth High School Class of 2010 prepares to graduate, students are going through many of the same motions as the years and years of high school seniors before them. But this year will be different: commencement will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland inste...

  • Cumberland Town Council candidates agree on need for expanded tax base

    CUMBERLAND — Incumbent Town Councilors Stephen Moriarty and Michael Perfetti face a challenge from Sally Leavitt in the June 8 election. The race for the two, three-year seats is Cumberland’s only contested election this spring. James Bailinson of Friar Lane is runn...