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  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Vision rehabilitation, training center coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — The city may soon be home to the only training and rehabilitation center for the visually impaired north of Newton, Mass., after the Iris Network received a $1.1 million grant from the federal government. The funding was secured by the state Department of Labor's Divi...

  • Cape Elizabeth Honor Society raises $2.5K for Sustainable Harvest International

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school National Honor Society raised nearly $2,500 to donate to Sustainable Harvest International this year. The students are advised by Ginger Raspiller, the Ac...

  • Yarmouth panels select municipal officers

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council swore in new members and appointed leadership for the coming year on June 10. Councilor Jeff Darrell will serve as chairman and Councilor Tom Renehan was named vice chairman. New Councilors Steven Woods and Tim Sanders were sworn in. On the School B...

  • South Portland moves closer to allowing medicinal pot, tattoos, body piercing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city may allow tattoo and body-piercing parlors and medical marijuana dispensaries in some neighborhoods, if the consensus reached in June 14 workshop is upheld. "This is our sin night," Mayor Thomas Coward quipped during the workshop. The City Council imp...

  • Falmouth High School commencement

    Falmouth High School senior Jacqueline Conner Scott marches into commencement on June 13 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Sunday's ceremony was the school's first graduation away from the high school.

  • Cape Elizabeth council heeds voters, kills Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Fort Williams Park will continue to be free for visitors after the Town Council on June 14 unanimously voted against charging parking fees. The council also voted 6-1 against pursuing tour bus fees in the 2011 season. Councilors reversed their Feb. 8 vote...

  • Yarmouth Community Garden children's programs return

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Children's Garden enters its fourth season with a celebration scheduled for Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to n...

  • Greely High School commencement

    Members of the Greely High School Class of 2010 await the presentation of their diplomas on Sunday, June 13, at the Cumberland high school's 130th commencement.

  • Peonies in bloom in Falmouth

    Jane Campbell takes her lunch break at the peony garden at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, where a variety of the flowers are in bloom. The plants are the legacy of conservationist David Moulton, who collected more than 200 varieties during the first half of the 20th century.