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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Freeport High School commencement

    Freeport High School Class of 2010 Marshals Lucy Whitacre and Eric Wold lead their classmates into the high school gymnasium at commencement on Sunday, June 6.

  • Embattled Portland bar owner hopes to do business in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A bar owner who has been fighting an attempt to revoke his liquor license in Portland plans to open a new establishment on Maine Street. Thomas Manning, who is challenging the Portland City Council's decision last year to revoke his liquor license at the Cactus Club in ...

  • Yarmouth High School commencement

    Yarmough High School senior Erica Paul gets some help with her cap prior to graduation ceremonies Sunday, June 6, at the high school.

  • Harpswell selectmen seek historical evidence to support beach easement

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously June 3 to collect historical evidence that could be used to prove the public has earned permanent access to a private beach.  Cedar Beach, on Bailey Island, is off a private dirt road used by nearby residents. Visitors current...

  • Bath voters nix borrowing for artificial turf field

    BATH — Voters on June 8 overturned a City Council decision to borrow money for construction of an artificial turf field. The City Council had voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Opponents then gathered mor...

  • Cape Elizabeth rejects parking fees at Fort Williams by 2-1 margin

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the second time in nearly three years, residents rejected a proposal to implement a pay-and-display parking fee system at Fort Williams Park. Residents voted 2,532 to 1,262 against the proposal in a non-binding advisory vote on June 8. The Town Council app...

  • Cape Elizabeth approves $20.7M school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on June 8 validated the $20.7 million fiscal 2011 school budget, 2,584 to 1,072. The budget is $672,000, or 3.4 percent larger than this year. School Board Chairwoman Rebecca Millett said she was very pleased with the vote. "This budget was ...

  • Chipman defeats Pye in House District 64 Democratic primary

    HARPSWELL — David I. Chipman, a former Harpswell selectmen and candidate for the state Senate, will be the Democratic candidate for the House District 64 seat. Chipman defeated Lawrence R. Pye, a Phippsburg selectman, 679-540, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Chipman will face Republ...