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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...

  • New Year's Day volkswalk in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Southern Maine Volkssport Association will team up with the Freeport Historical Society and the Hampton Inn for a public volkswalk on New Year's Day. Participants will meet in the lobby of the Freeport Hampton Inn, 94 Lower Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1. Peo...

  • Ham for the holidays

    Ken Ray and his kids, Mathew, left, and Jonathan deliver a hot Christmas meal to William Everett on Brook Road in West Falmouth on Saturday. More than 200 holiday ham dinners for seniors were prepared at Brighton Medical Center in Portland and by Meals on Wheels volunteers working for the Southern M...

  • Yarmouth chamber honors marketing firm

    YARMOUTH — The Chamber of Commerce named YES! Marketing Group the winner of the 2010 Beacon Award for Business Leadership at the annual Boast-n-Toast celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 8.  The annual award is presented to an individual or organization that makes a positive contribut...

  • Freeport recycling center adds hours

    FREEPORT — The Recycling Center and Transfer Station will be open additional hours so residents can recycle gift boxes and wrapping paper. The town will also empty the silver bullets more frequently during the holidays. On Friday, Dec. 31, the facility will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.&n...

  • Food for Fines a 'huge success' in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Earlier this month, the South Portland Public Library launched a "Food for Fines" program to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard. From Dec. 1-19, library patrons with outstanding late fees could donate any nonperishable food item at either the main or branch lib...

  • Report suggests South Portland spend $1.6M on energy improvements

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An energy auditor has submitted a preliminary report suggesting nearly $1.6 million in upgrades to city buildings and mechanical systems.  Councilor Tom Blake said representatives from Siemens Industry delivered their preliminary findings last week. City Manager...

  • Debate over roosters continues at Cape Elizabeth Planning Board

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board is still wrestling with how to best restrict rooster noise in residential neighborhoods at its next workshop on Jan. 4, 2011.  A proposal to limit roosters to properties of 40,000 square feet or more was discussed at the Dec. 21 board meeting,...

  • Harpswell tea party leader rips, but will he run?

    BRUNSWICK — A photographer tries to take Andrew Ian Dodge's picture, but the man who has become one of the leading national spokesmen for the tea party is having difficulty sitting still. Dodge, 42, shifts on his bar stool, as if subconsciously seeking the shadows made elusive by the... 1