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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Bullens enters Senate District 11 race

    CUMBERLAND — Cindy Bullens, a Democrat, announced her candidacy in Senate District 11, after the withdrawal of Charles Kenney. District 11 includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Long Island. Bullens is a twice Grammy-nominated ...

  • SAD 51 task force proposes new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND – Among recommendations the School Administrative District 51 Sustainability Task Force will bring to the School Board is transferring Drowne Road School students to another school and using the building for other purposes. The task force, which includes board members, adm...

  • PUC lets Casco Bay ferry fare changes stand

    PORTLAND — The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ruled that a May 2009 rate increase by Casco Bay Lines was reasonable and has rejected a petition demanding an investigation. The budget passed in May 2009 by the CBL Board of Directors resulted in increases to tickets across the ...

  • Bottle return: Friends reconnect 15 years after launching message from Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 15 years ago, four little girls from Yarmouth wrote a message, put it in a thick green bottle, threw it into the ocean and hoped for a response. After a few years, the girls moved away from Maine, grew up and forgot about their message – until last w... 4

  • Metro raises bus fares

    PORTLAND — The cost to ride Metro is scheduled to increase beginning Thursday, April 1. A one-way fare is increasing 25 cents, from $1.25 to $1.50. A 10-ride pass goes from $11 to $13.50, and a monthly pass will increase $2.50, to $40. Senior tickets will be 65 cents – u...

  • Pownal program could be cut to save $185K in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — A proposal to bus Pownal Middle School students to either Durham or Freeport next year could save $185,000, according to the Regional School Unit 5 superintendent. The School Board is working through a $23.6 million operating

  • Union organizer found role in candidate Richardson’s state agency

    Editor’s note: This examination of Democrat John Richardson by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the second in a series probing the records of some of the leading candidates for governor.

  • Pierce Atwood law firm considers moving Portland office

    PORTLAND — One of the region's prominent law firms is considering moving out of its downtown headquarters and possibly out of the city. Pierce Atwood, the major tenant at 1 Monument Square, is looking at several properties in greater Portland, according to the firm's marketing and bu...