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  • Topsham stage repair drive halfway to fundraising goal

    TOPSHAM — A fundraising campaign for a new stage surface at the Orion Performing Arts Center is about halfway to its goal. When Mt. Ararat Middle School – the center's 66 Republic Drive home – was built in 2001, the stage was designed to be more shallow than what became t...

  • Beach to Beacon bibs available for fundraisers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Runners still looking for a spot in the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Aug. 2 can secure a bib from Rippleffect, the race beneficiary, in exchange for fundraising. More than 100 of the entries were available from Rippleffect and prior beneficiaries, according to...

  • Rain takes toll on Cumberland County Fair attendance

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland County Fair saw a drop in attendance this year due to rain throughout the week-long event, the fair president said on Tuesday. "We lost a good portion of (opening day) because of the rain," Bruce Flanigan said, adding that the fair was also ...

  • Barbara Bush at MMC

    Former first lady Barbara Bush reads to young patients at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Oct. 1 as one of the kids, 5-year-old Kody Pike, makes friends with Bush's dog Minnie.

  • 18th Maine Marathon

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson fired a small, but loud, cannon to start the 18th annual Peak Performance Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay on Baxter Boulevard Sunday, Oct. 4, sending approximately 3,000 runners on their way into Falmouth, Cumberland and back. Results in Sports, Page 13.

  • Oktoberfest brings southern rock legends to Portland to raise money for troops, veterans

    PORTLAND — Bringing the sounds of southern rock to Maine, the Marshall Tucker Band headlines this weekend's Falmouth Rotary Oktoberfest Troops Fundraiser. The location has been changed from the open-air venue at Hadlock Field to Merrill Auditorium because of the threat of inclemen...

  • Museum open house to spotlight history of Portland firefighters

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of pieces of the city's firefighting history will be on display Saturday on Spring Street. The Portland Fire Museum is hosting its sixth annual open house with a block party, antique fire trucks, a jazz band and items from the Portland Veteran Firemen's Associa...

  • Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute to facilitate switch to new ground-fishing rules

    PORTLAND — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has received a $2.4 million federal grant to develop and implement systems that will help institute new ground fishing regulations set to go into effect this year. Traditionally, trawlers seeking prized ground fish like cod, haddock and ...

  • Maine Yacht Center seeks to expand parking, outdoor boat storage

    PORTLAND — Maine Yacht Center is looking to expand outdoor boat storage and parking at its Kensington Street marina.  To do so, the city must rezone a strip of grassy land that runs along the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad tracks to Interstate 295. The Planning Board will ...

  • Children's alliance to honor Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James Morse Sr. will be honored this week by the Maine Children's Alliance at its annual Champions for Children event at the Freeport Hilton Garden Inn. Morse, who became Portland's superintendent on July 1, is one of four people from througho...