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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • 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 ...

  • Herbie gets 1-day stay of execution; Yarmouth elm to be removed Tuesday

    YARMOUTH — Monday's snow storm gave Yarmouth's beloved elm tree, Herbie, one more day to stand. The 110-foot tree at the corner of Yankee Lane and East Maine Street is now scheduled to be removed Tuesday, Jan. 19. "I wonder if Herbie was fighting for one more day," tree w...

  • That's a rap

    The closing highlight of Monday's Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation at Wentworth Intermediate School in Scarborough was a song and rap presentation by a group of fifth-graders called the I Will DARE Rappers, conducted by teacher Rachel Domin. Parents packed the gym for the ceremony, which b...

  • Winter idyll

    Walkers and equestrians ignored a chill wind to soak up a bit of winter sunshine at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Sunday, Jan. 10.

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...