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  • 'Banner year' for Yarmouth Clam Festival

    YARMOUTH — Last weekend's 49th annual Clam Festival, with its 6,000 pounds of clams and 145 craft show booths, attracted one of its biggest turnouts in recent years. According to Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Schuster, there were 130,000-150,000 people ...

  • 2 men sought after Portland armed robbery

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking two men in connection with a Sunday night home invasion and armed robbery at 66 Smith St. Lt. James Sweatt said Monday in a press release that no one was hurt in the 9:30 p.m. incident, although the alleged robbers fired a shot that struck the door of an...

  • Before the deluge

    Lisa Tallman of Harpswell and her niece, Laura, 3, climb around the playground at the Topsham recreational area on Foreside Road on sunny Saturday, Jan. 23, before warm, rainy weather interrupted winter.

  • Scarborough schools advocacy group attracts members, criticism

    SCARBOROUGH — An organization of residents, parents and teachers hopes to engage the public as it examines what the town must do to protect and improve its educational system while grappling with a drop in state education funding that could exceed $2 million next year. But the group ...

  • From Scarborough with love

    Students from all levels of the Scarborough school system took part in Operation Cupid at the middle school Wednesday night, Jan. 27. More than $,1000 was raised to support 150 members of the U.S. Army Reserve 619th Transportation Company, now serving in Afghanistan, and their families. Students des...

  • Business as usual promised in South Portland after Uno files Chapter 11

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Uno's Chicago Grill restaurants in South Portland and Bangor are among 153 company-owned restaurants included in a corporate bankruptcy filing. Boston-based Uno Restaurant Holdings voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan. 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Cour...

  • South Portland eyes waterfront property in land swap

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Feb. 1 will vote on a land swap that would give the city a slice of waterfront property along the Greenbelt Walkway. Mayor Tom Coward said councilors unanimously signaled support for the land swap with Louis Maietta at a workshop Monday night, Jan...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach saga goes national

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Life at Willard Beach is becoming an obsession for people as far away as California. And it has nothing to do with dogs. A group of local filmmakers are finding more and more cable stations are picking up their Internet series of three-minute comedies, "Willar...

  • Cape Elizabeth expected to vote again on Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although they voted overwhelmingly three years ago against charging fees at Fort Williams Park, residents are now likely to have a chance to change their minds. At a Town Council workshop on Monday, Jan. 25, councilors informally agreed to send the parking fee p...

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...