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  • Memorial Day in Cumberland

    A young resident makes a connection with Cumberland's history at the dedication of a new Veterans Monument on Memorial Day at Moss Side Cemetery. The stone is the first phase of a project to honor all of the community's veterans.

  • New York concert producer takes reigns at Portland's State Theatre

    PORTLAND — After a more than four-year hiatus, the State Theatre is expected to reopen this fall, bringing music back to the 80-year-old building. New York City-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents has teamed up with Vermont promoter Alex Crothers of Higher Ground Presents and ...

  • Portland police, bar owners add text messages to Old Port crime-fighting arsenal

    PORTLAND — Just in time for warm summer nights, police and Old Port bar owners announced last week that they are launching a text-message network designed to keep each other informed about troublemakers in the city's entertainment district. The announcement came less than a week afte...

  • Annual meeting adds $245K to Freeport-Durham-Pownal school budget

    FREEPORT — Residents of Durham, Freeport and Pownal added more than $245,000 to the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget at the annual budget meeting on May 26. The unexpected increase – supported by barely 1 percent of the RSU's eligible voters – sends a $23....

  • Portland honors its heroes on Memorial Day

    War veterans salute after wreaths are placed in Monument Square at the conclusion of Portland's Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Cape Elizabeth widow (and artist and mother and humorist) shares her life after death

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Sandi Amorello lost her husband Drew to pancreatic cancer in 2002. He died the day after Christmas, and at 41, Amorello became a single mother of three children under the age of 10. Eight years later, she has found a way to turn her greatest loss into hope for...

  • Deering senior plans to trade skates, cleats for scalpel

    PORTLAND — In sports, Elicia Fortier is accustomed to putting a hurt on her opponents. But come next fall, the Deering High School senior will be attending college to learn how to fix them. On Thursday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., the 17-year-old will be one of about 320 stude...

  • Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

    Freeport firefighters arrive on the scene of a fully involved barn fire Thursday, May 27, at approximately 1:45 p.m. at 152 South Freeport Road. Flames eventually threatened a nearby house and spread into the woods; although the barn was a total loss, the house was saved. Mutual aid was provided ...