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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • South Portland council questions community garden plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents hoping to start a community garden on a piece of city-owned property must first address several concerns before the City Council will consider granting a lease. Members of the Community Garden Collective on Monday presented the council a plan to build an or...

  • Uddermost artist: Retired Brunswick florist is also 'Painter of the Ideal Guernsey Cow'

    BRUNSWICK — Ralph Knowles' claim to fame is a painting of a cow. Not just any cow, but the "ideal Guernsey cow," the model used by the American Guernsey Association to showcase a Guernsey's best attributes. Knowles keeps a print of his painting tucked among prayer books an...

  • Cape club reaches out to reduce energy costs, world hunger

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thanks to the generosity of an environmentally conscious group of teens, energy costs at the high school will be reduced and 10 families around the world have been given the tools they need to make food and clothing. With the help of biology teacher Susan Guerrette, ...

  • Petitions support Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs' move to Biddeford got closer to reality last week when proponents filed signatures in favor of the change with the secretary of state. The Passamaquoddy Indian tribe also announced it has aligned with the proponents of what will be called Biddeford Do...

  • Cape Elizabeth police working to solve nationwide scam

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Local police are working with officers in Michigan to solve a money scam that could be a nationwide problem. According to Capt. Brent Sinclair, a resident contacted police to report an unauthorized withdrawal of money from his bank account. Sinclair said someone...

  • Winter Harvest: Winter squash

    I've tried a lot of different techniques when ordering food from the winter co-op at Jordan's, Green Sparks and Alewive's Brook farms. I've selected items at random, I've ordered food I've never heard of, but this time I went for squash.  I know I like squash. I enjoy butternut, acorn...

  • Sign-up scheduled for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Registration for the 14th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race will begin on March 14 for Cape Elizabeth residents and March 15 for the general public.  ...

  • Wyman, Sinclair lead Bath City Council

    BATH — Bernard Wyman will continue as chairman of the City Council and David Sinclair is the panel's new vice chairman. The City Council elected its leaders on Jan. 19. Wyman was re-elected 6-3; James Omo, Mari Eosco and Andrew Winglass voted in opposition. While Wyman voted f...