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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • Kotzschmar Organ tours slated for Aug. 4, Sept. 1

    PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are opening up the instrument for public viewings at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. The public will be able to walk inside the windchest to see the inner workings of the organ, one of only two municipal organs in the U.S. There...

  • The next budget crisis: Looming pension payout will command larger share of Maine taxes

    First in a series about Maine’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Subsequent stories will examine how the state got into this hole, possible ways out, retirees' points of view and other aspects of the problem. Within ... 1

  • Ride for Ruth's takes place Aug. 7

    PORTLAND — Ruth's Reusable Resources began in Ruth Libby's basement after her oldest son's kindergarten teacher sent a note home asking parents to save household items that could be used in school craft projects. Now heading into its 17th school year, the "3R's" serves schools throug...

  • Cumberland town clerk to be replaced by deputy

    CUMBERLAND — After eight years of service that included rallying 83 percent of eligible voters to the polls in 2008, Nadeen Daniels will step down as town clerk and human resources director on Aug. 19. Deputy Town Clerk Tamara O’Donnell is expected to be appointed by the T...

  • Yarmouth committee to review school Honor Code

    YARMOUTH — The school Policy Committee will meet Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office to consider proposed revisions to the Yarmouth Extra Cur...

  • Think there ought to be a law? Tell Yarmouth state rep

    YARMOUTH — As a way to encourage residents to take more active roles in state government, Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, is inviting constituents to submit ideas for her to present in the next legislative session in January. Through her "There Ought to be a Law" contest, Innes...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick women offer psychotherapy through horses

    CUMBERLAND — Through Work of Heart, psychotherapy has moved from the couch to the horse. The non-profit organization offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy and experiential learning. It is run by Louise Poppema of Cumberland, Barbara Doughty of Brunswick and Nancy Coyne of Litc...

  • Circus Smirkus stops in Freeport next week with outdoor theme

    FREEPORT — When Circus Smirkus comes to Freeport next week, local performers will team up with the National Park Service and L.L. Bean to promote physical fitness and the outdoors. This y...