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  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland seeks long-term sponsors to stay afloat

    PORTLAND — Since 1973, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland has been providing free tutoring to residents who need help reading, writing and speaking English. But financial difficulties could doom th...

  • Annual Maine Marathon coming Sunday

    PORTLAND — The Peak Performance Maine Marathon takes place Sunday morning, Oct. 4, for the 18th year. As of Tuesday morning, organizers said, 3,145 people had signed up for the marathon and half marathon. Race capacity is 3,500.  There will be several road closures i...

  • 'Back in the day': Students learn about Maine agriculture at Cumberland County Fair

    CUMBERLAND — "That's how they made carpets back in the day," Pat Larrabee of Gray told a group of Mabel I. Wilson School students as they crowded around the barn loom she was operating Monday at the Cumberland County Fair. The demonstration of this authentic 1820 machine fo...

  • Clouds over Portland delight Cumberland photographer

    CUMBERLAND — In his poem "My Lost Youth," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow referred to Portland as "the beautiful town that is seated by the sea." And in his new book "Portland: The City by the Sea," William Hubbell of Cumberland seeks to capture that adulation with a...

  • Cape School Board candidate withdraws

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ruth Anne Haley of Brentwood Road has withdrawn from the School Board election. According to Town Clerk Debra Lane, Haley withdrew on Sept. 22 for personal reasons. Lane said Haley's name will not appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. "I was literally getting ready ...

  • Dog-day afternoon

    Friends congratulate Hannah Katch, 12, of Standish, whose dog Emma Jean won the Limbo contest at Woofminster 2009, the fourth annual Planet Dog Foundation Amateur Dog Show & Cover Dog Challenge at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough on Saturday, Sept. 19. Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation, Plane...

  • New ERa in Brunswick

    Emergency Department Director Dr. Jay Mullen, seated, and nurses Ellen Golding and Matt Hincks work Wednesday in the new emergency medicine area at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. The new emergency room is about twice the size of the old one, quadrupling the area for evaluating patients while provi...

  • Brunswick walks to raise money

    Families showed up to walk on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Brunswick bike path for the Maine Children's Cancer Program.