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  • Portland copes with big winter storm

    Portland resident Scott McKenney shovels snow Tuesday morning on Congress Street during near-whiteout conditions. McKenney said he had been shoveling since 4 a.m., but was warm and comfortable from the strenuous activity.

  • Cumberland Wood 'Bankquet' to let diners 'eat for heat'

    CUMBERLAND — Although admission to its Wood Bankquet (sic) on Saturday, Jan. 31, is free, the Cumberland Wood Bank hopes to raise fuel assistance funds from diners' donations. The bank, now in its eighth year, provides firewood to needy area families. Money the bank raises from ...

  • Students create art for new school building

    FALMOUTH — The students at Lunt and Plummer Motz schools have been working diligently this year, not only on their math and reading skills, but also on their tiles. Art teachers Katie Hall and Bonnie Taylor, and Artist in Residence Nanci Kahn, helped each class choose a theme for the...

  • How sweet it is: Cumberland woman breathes freely with new pair of lungs

    CUMBERLAND — Last month Kristy Smith took the sweetest breath of air she’s ever enjoyed. The 33-year-old Cumberland woman had finally become fully conscious after spending a month and a half in a drug-induced coma, plus the weeks of heavy sedation that followed. Waking up ...

  • Yarmouth garden feeds students' appetite for learning

    YARMOUTH — What started as a way to provide students with a healthy, homegrown school lunch, has evolved into a learning device for the community and the Yarmouth School district. Now in its third year, the

  • Revamping the Grange in time for a bean supper

    FREEPORT — This is a summer of new beginnings for the Northern New England conference of Seventh Day Adventists. Instead of their annual camp meeting at Pinetree Academy, this year the group decided to give back to the community they have been coming to for so long. After asking loca...

  • Freeport's Flag Lady nominated for energizer award

    FREEPORT — Elaine Greene of the Freeport Flag Ladies is one of 100 semifinalists in the running to become the next inductee to the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.

  • Deputies make arrest in Harpswell home invasion case

    HARPSWELL — Deputies from the Cumberland County and Sagadahoc County sheriff's departments on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old Bowdoinham man in connection with a June 11 home invasion on Basin Point Road. Police say Michael A. Blasingame, of 137 Pratt Road, was arrested at his resid...

  • Falmouth Council sends town hall, library, community center plan to voters

    FALMOUTH — In addition to leadership, committee and liaison appointments, the Council discussed on Monday a proposal to move the town hall and library to the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. The meeting was the council's first since the June 8 election. In unanimous vot...

  • Waldo's burglary latest in string of local break-ins

    FALMOUTH — On June 20, police responded to report of a break-in at Waldo's General Store on Route 1. Police said the burglars stole cigarettes and cash from the registers at Waldo's and Super Scoops. The culprits also kicked in walls and doors.