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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...

  • Brunswick base agency seeks tax-free zone, says it won't compete with Auburn

    TOPSHAM — The agency overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a trade zone that would shelter imported products from federal tariffs. The Foreign Trade Zone was pitched by Midcoast ...

  • Take your mark: Athletes, businesses gear up for regional track-and-field championships in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Business advocates hope an upcoming athletic event will create a marketing and business opportunity, too. The three-day USA Track & Field Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships will be held at Bowdoin College's Whittier Field from June 25-27. Organizers are expecting a...

  • SAD 75 voters begin budget approval process on May 27

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 will gather next week to cast the first of two votes on the district’s fiscal 2011 budget. The nearly $34.8 million spending plan will be decided at a district budget meeting at the Orion Performing Arts Center at 6:30 ...

  • Freeport faces rights complaint as deadline looms for dispatch petition

    FREEPORT — A campaign that would force a referendum on whether to keep emergency dispatch service in town is about 200 names shy of the required signatures with a week left in the petition process. Town Clerk Beverly Curry said 417 people had signed the petition as of Tuesday, May 18...

  • Reading is right

    Karen Baldacci, Maine's first lady, begins the annual Read With Me campaign at Hall Elementary School in Portland on Tuesday, reading to a group of kindergarten students from this year's featured book, "The Circus Ship" by Chris Van Dusen. The program's goal is to improve literacy and reading skills...

  • MCLU challenges Falmouth council's proposed rule changes

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Town Council resolution passed last week in response to "abusive, bullying and threatening" language directed at councilors. In a May 12 letter to the council, the MCLU said the resolution and proposed council rule changes w...

  • Libby Mitchell: Augusta insider again seeks statewide success

    Editor’s note: Part of a series by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell has enjoyed a highly successful legislative c...

  • Falmouth Town Council, School Board candidates discuss the issues

    FALMOUTH — Voters will elect three town councilors and two School Board members on June 8. There are five candidates for the council and four for School Board. Here's where they stand on some of Falmouth's most significant issues. Town Council 1