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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • 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...

  • Woodfords Club to host candidates

    PORTLAND — Six gubernatorial candidates, or their representatives, will be at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., on Friday, Oct., 1 for a candidates night. The event is sponsored by Maine Successful Thinkers and is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. A dinner befo...

  • Conference on Sudan this weekend

    PORTLAND — Leaders of Maine's Sudanese community are sponsoring an all-day conference Saturday, Sept. 25. about the future of the war-torn African country. The conference will focus on a referendum scheduled for Jan. 9, 2011, to decide whether southern Sudan will become its own count...

  • Artist's paintings soon to grace walls of Southeast Asia embassy

    FALMOUTH — Until very recently, the only thing John Knight knew about the country of Timor-Leste was that it had a violent and tumultuous past. But now that U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Judith Ryan Fergin, a Falmouth native, is installing several of Knight's paintings in the U.S. e...

  • Eyeglass fund aims to fill gap for Portland schoolchildren

    PORTLAND — Representatives from Portland schools and businesses gathered Monday, Sept. 20, for the launch of a fund to subsidize eyeglasses for needy schoolchildren. The impetus for Eyeglasses for Students came only a week earlier, after School Nurse Coordinator Amanda Rowe informed ...

  • Portland skatepark construction begins this week

    PORTLAND — Five years after the city identified Dougherty Field as the best location for a new skate park, construction of the facility is set to begin. The park is expected to take six weeks to build. It's completion will give skaters and bikers a designated place to ride for the fi... 1

  • Portland goes Gaga: Singer says discharge homophobes, not gays

    PORTLAND — One of the world's most famous pop stars visited Deering Oaks Park Monday afternoon to rally support for overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Lady Gaga spoke to a crowd of about 2,500 shortly after 5 p.m., telling them that not allowing gays to serve ...

  • Cumberland County Fair organizers hope for good weather, strong turnout

    CUMBERLAND — Mike Timmons is keeping his fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate and the crowds will be voluminous at this year’s Cumberland County Fair. A fair director and past president who also wears many other hats, Timmons has worked the past year with other ...

  • New preschool signals change in Portland schools

    PORTLAND — Nearly two dozen children scurried about the sun-splashed playground at the Portland Arts and Technology High School on a seasonably cool Monday morning. Many of the faces, having attended nursery school there last year, were familiar to PATHS' early childhood development ... 1