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  • South Portland festival to celebrate seaweed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When Hillary Krapf, a holistic healer in Portland, had shingles in 2012, she rejected modern cures and instead treated herself with what most beach-goers tend to steer away from: seaweed. The seaweed treatment worked "miraculously," Krapf said, and for the past ...

  • Rising to the challenge at Brunswick Run for the Fallen

    The largest field of runners ever took part in the seventh annual Run for the Fallen at Brunswick Landing last weekend. The event honors the memory of 92 Maine service members who died in combat since 9/11.

  • Bath Blarney Days

    Civilian and military personnel join forces in the tug o' war at Blarney Days in downtown Bath on Saturday, March 13.

  • Buy Local Scarborough hosts inaugural event

    SCARBOROUGH — A Buy Local Scarborough inaugural celebration will take place Tuesday, March 23,  at the Landing at Pine Point from 5-7 :30 p.m. Buy Local Scarborough started in November 2009 and now has 100 members. The organization released a Guide to Buying Local in Scarb...

  • Pretty in pink

    Bella Hall of South Portland, just 5 months young, is pretty in pink for volunteer Jessica Begley, photographer Dennis Griggs and big brother Aiden, right, during a casting call for the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge at the Maine Mall on March 13. Organizers said 253 babies were photographed i...

  • Maine Arts panel starts listening tour in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Donna McNeil, director of the Maine Arts Commission, starts the Maine Arts Commission Listening Tour on Monday, March 22, at The Frontier Cafe with the first of a series of statewide meetings. The meetings are designed to gather information and feedback on the future dire...

  • Boosting local business

    Lynn DiBiase of Belissimo Hair Salon and Maria Little, whose family owns Fresh Look Cleaners enjoy the festivities that launched the South Portland Buy Local initiative on March 16. The Snow Squall restaurant was filled with local business represenatives displaying their products and services, and c...

  • Topsham man arrested after allegedly luring child into home

    TOPSHAM — A Winter Street resident arrested Monday, March 15, on a charge of criminal restraint after allegedly enticing a 5-year-old girl into his apartment will undergo psychological evaluation. Stuart Bull, 39, allegedly lured the child into his Whispering Pines apartment at ...

  • Scarborough budget 'conversation' starts with 4.5% tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager's draft fiscal 2011 budget calls for an increase of just over $2.3 million to be raised from taxes, despite an overall budget decrease of 1.4 percent. The property tax rate would rise to $12.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to the current $12.1...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief hopes for additional state aid

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins on March 15 told the School Board he does not expect to release a freeze on school supplies, but does expect to hear from the state about a possible $5 million in additional aid to schools. If the district receives addition...