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  • Portland attorney announces council bid

    PORTLAND — The first hat is in the ring. Spencer Thibodeau, 27, of Pitt Street, announced in a May 18 press release he will seek the City Council District 2 seat currently held by Councilor David Marshall. Thibodeau, an attorney at Verrill Dana, said he would like to "shift th...

  • Lawyer pleads guilty to child porn charge

    PORTLAND — A lawyer charged with possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Lawrence Winger, 64, a Falmouth resident who practices law i...

  • Portland artist captures Back Cove neigborhood in paint, ink

    PORTLAND — John Santoro was pedaling his bike around the Back Cove neighborhood with his daughter last summer when he decided to put his chosen work – plein air painting – to use in a very local way. "I'm always taken with how unique the neighborhood is," Santoro sai...

  • Animal magnetism

    Brunwick Topsham Land Trust President Tom Settlemire holds a new lamb and gets laughs out of 7-year-old twins Jane and Alice and their sister Helen, 4, at last Saturday's New Lamb Day at Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick. The lamb is one of 122 born at the farm in the last few weeks.

  • Scarborough to hire former Falmouth school chief as superintendent

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on Thursday night is expected to appoint a former Falmouth school chief as superintendent of schools. George Entwistle III, 56, who is now superintendent of schools in Belmont, Mass., will step into the job vacated by David Doyle, who retired at the end...

  • Scarborough residents face 2.6% property tax increase

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents may be looking at an increase in property taxes next year as a result of revenue declines for the schools and town, combined with moderate increases in expenses. Town Manager Tom Hall introduced a combined $69.4 million municipal and school budget during the T...

  • Public speaks in favor of tobacco ban on Scarborough beaches

    SCARBOROUGH — Many residents and beach users came out on a rainy Wednesday night to attend a public hearing on whether the town should ban smoking and tobacco use on its public beaches. All but one speaker were in favor of the ban, many citing the effects of second-hand smoke and lit...

  • Bob Marley headlines South Portland Project Graduation benefit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Comedian Bob Marley will perform at the South Portland Auditorium on Sunday to raise money for Project Graduation. Marley will appear at 4 p.m., following the annual South Portland High School Project Graduation fashion show, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets for...

  • 4,000 register in 8 minutes for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — It took only eight minutes to register 4,000 online entries Tuesday for this year's TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. Cape Elizabeth residents were given 24 hours to fill 600 online slots on Monday, but it took only 51 minutes to reach that cap. For those still loo...

  • Where's the beef? Meatless Monday at Bowdoin College attracts national attention

    BRUNSWICK — The path leading to Bowdoin College's Thorne Dining hall is uncrowded this week, with most students away on spring break. But on Feb. 21, students selling cheeseburgers staked out the sidewalk in protest of "Meatless Monday," a one-time dinner where neither campus dining ...