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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the woman would be identified when the investigation into what seemed to be an accidental fire concl...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Portland mustache a finalist for national award

    PORTLAND — A chiropractor who is using his mustache to fight cancer has been selected as a finalist in a national competition. Dr. Lou Jacobs is a finalist for the American Mustache Institute's Mustached American of the Year competition, which rewards people who "use their mustache f...

  • Falmouth dinner supports food pantry

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Food Pantry is hosting its annual community turkey dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. The dinner is free, although donations will be accepted. The Town Council approved a $5,000 donat...

  • Public invited to Downeaster discussion

    FREEPORT — The public is invited to a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m. about the launch of Amtrak Downeaster train service from Portland to Freeport and Brunswick. Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and representatives from the Maine Depart...

  • On the right path: Freeport business is Maine Merchant of the Year

    FREEPORT — Jan Parker and Heather DeSimone, mother-and-daughter co-owners of the Beadin' Path, have been named the 2010

  • Portland council approves $11M bond for energy upgrades

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city and school buildings will get energy efficiency upgrades as part of an $11 million energy bond the City Council approved Monday night. The spending measure includes upgrades ranging from roof replacement at schools to new hot water boilers at the Barron Cent...

  • Freeport Town Charter: Voters to consider 5 amendments

    FREEPORT — Residents will have an opportunity to vote on five amendments to the Town Charter on Nov. 2. The vote follows several council workshops, two failed citizen petitions to overturn a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick, and a Human Rights complain...

  • Senate District 9: Martin challenges long-time legislator Brannigan

    PORTLAND — Republican Jeffrey Martin is challenging incumbent state Sen. Joseph Brannigan, D-Portland, in Senate District 9. District 9 represents the Back Cove, Deering, North Deering and East Deering neighborhoods and part of the city of Westbrook. Sen. Joseph Branni...

  • Homeowners question safety, security of CMP smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of citizens is challenging Central Maine Power Co.'s installation of "smart" electric meters on homes. They claim there are too many privacy and health concerns about the wireless meters. The challenge comes after CMP received $96 million in federal stimu... 3