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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • L.L. Bean No. 1 in service for 3rd straight year

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean topped a national customer service survey for the third year in a row. Bean was first in the National Retail Federation/American Express Customer's Choice survey, followed by Overstock.com, Zappos.com and Amazon.com.

  • Concert, dinner to benefit Freeport Community Center

    FREEPORT — The second annual Freeport Community Center fundraising concert and community dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the center at 53 Depot St. The Ladies of Flame will perform accompanied by David Watts on piano. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Following th...

  • Yarmouth Democrats caucus Jan. 31

    YARMOUTH — Local Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect officers and County Committee members and discuss policy issues. Democratic candidates, elected officials and representatives from democratic campaigns...

  • Yarmouth fitness studio celebrates 5 years

    YARMOUTH — Fitness and personal training studio Fitness Success will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 28, to celebrate its five-year anniversary and expanded studio space. The wellness studio includes three trainers, a Pilates instructor, massage therapists and a life coach. Th...

  • Historical society exhibits Freeport photographer's work

    FREEPORT — Resident Paul Cunningham will display his photographs in an exhibit at the Freeport Historical Society starting Thursday, Jan. 21. The exhibit, "Yours, Mine, Ours: Our Town and Our Stories," will be on display through March. The opening will take place from 4:30 p.m. ...

  • Founder decides it's time to let Boys to Men leave the nest

    PORTLAND — When it comes to society's affect on childhood development, most studies and forums concentrate on the unreal expectations placed on girls, who are seemingly pressured to fit physical and emotional molds. But in 2000, Layne Gregory worked with Portland's Public Health Division...

  • Brunswick base transportation study adds rail, Topsham traffic

    BRUNSWICK — The study commissioned to address transportation issues surrounding the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station has expanded to include two focus areas: rail and Route 201 in Topsham. Both areas were added to address concerns that the $1 million transportation study ...

  • SAD 75 schedules referendum on Harpswell school closing for March 9

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted 12-1 Jan. 14 to reschedule a referendum on the proposed closing of West Harpswell School to Tuesday, March 9. Jane Meisenbach, who cast the dissenting vote, was also the only board member to vote last June ...