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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Improvements to northbound I-295 to begin in May between Portland and Freeport

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that improvements to a nearly 10-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 295 will begin in mid-May. Bradford Foley, DOT highway program manager, said the $8.4 million project will begin near the Portland-Falmouth l...

  • Deering High School students present solar panel initiative

    FALMOUTH — Students from Deering High School in Portland are working to save their school money and do their part to reduce global warming and the country's dependence on foreign energy. At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Ce...

  • Sagadahoc Dems to hold gubernatorial forum

    BATH — The Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee will host a forum for all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates at the Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, will moderate the forum, which will provide ...

  • Scarborough run benefits arts center

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is sponsoring a 5K run for adults and a 1K fun-run for children on Saturday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Clambake Restaurant at Pine Point. The event aims to raise money for the Fiddlehead Center, a nonprofit organization that provid...

  • Correction

    A photo caption on Page 1 of last week's Mid-Coast edition should have identified Tom Settlemire as co-owner with Seth Kroeck of the sheep enterprise at Brunswick's Crystal Spring Farm. The farm is owned by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, which leases the property to Kroeck and his wife, Maura....

  • CEEF seeks award nominees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Thompson Award through May 15. The award goes to a school faculty or staff member who goes beyond their requirements to mentor and guide students. The community is invited to partici...

  • South Portland teenager arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Ferry Village. As a result, the 18-year-old driver, Zachary Burns, was arrested on multiple charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and traffic...

  • Runners answer SOS

    Doug Kennedy of Harpswell and his dog, Mauka, cross the Swinging Bridge during the 7th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 18. Runners ages 7 to 73 entered the event, which crosses the 118-year-old suspension bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick.