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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Eager for Easter in Scarborough

    "I found one!" shouts Bridget Flannery as she picks up her first egg during the annual Bunny Hop held at the Bessworth Child Care building in Scarborough on March 27. More than 600 Easter eggs were hidden throughout the building, including four golden eggs that promised a special prize.

  • All that jazz in South Portland

    The South Portland High School Jazz Band placed second in Division I on Saturday evening, March 27, at the State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival in South Portland. Eighty-nine bands and ensembles from 40 schools competed. Other winners included Cape Elizabeth, which finished third in Division...

  • Scarborough library seeks donations for book sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of the Scarborough Public Library are soliciting gently used books for the annual book sale in June. Books may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines and condensed books are not needed. All proc...

  • Closing a chapter in Brunswick

    Another milestone was reached Tuesday, March 30, in the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, with the disestablishment after 37 years of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5, the operational U.S. Navy Air Wing on the base. In a rain-soaked ceremony, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole O'Donnell, right, re...

  • South Portland school custodian faces weapon charge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A custodian who apparently injured himself with a folding knife in the School Department administrative office has been barred from school grounds. Police were called to 120 Wescott Road, shortly after 10:30 a.m. on March 24 for a medical emergency. Police Lt....

  • Friends, foes greet Obama in Portland

    PORTLAND — President Barack Obama's visit to Portland on a nearly 70-degree day Thursday brought out hundreds of fans and foes alike. Obama's visit was one stop on a cross-country tour to promote the benefits of a sweeping health-care reform law he signed into law just over a week ag...

  • Obama touts health-care reform benefits in crowd-pleasing speech at Portland Expo

    PORTLAND — While the crowd outside the Exposition Building expressed mixed opinions about President Barack Obama and his new health-care reform law, inside thousands of spectators were so excited they cheered for the microphone check Thursday afternoon. President Obama visited the ci...

  • Full text of President Obama's speech in Portland

    PORTLAND — Here is the full text of President Barack Obama's remarks on health-care reform, as prepared for delivery on Thursday, April 1, at the Portland Expo: Hello, Portland! It is so good to be back in the great state of Maine. When I came here during the campaign, I made...