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  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Relay for Life a time of celebration, solemnity in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hope and cure were more than buzzwords for those participating in the South Portland Relay for Life last weekend. They were words to live by. More than 1,000 people we...

  • Portland agency seeks hosts for exchanges that benefit students, families

    PORTLAND — When Quy Nguyen-Dinh was looking for a country in which to study abroad, he chose the United States, partly because of a popular reality show in his home country of Germany. "It was awesome," Quy said. "It looked like so much fun." But shortly after arriving in Augu...

  • Hooping it up in Portland's Old Port

    Olivia Bedecs-Atkins, 4, of Yarmouth, tries out Hula Hooping at the Old Port Festival in Portland on June 13. Fog and a few drops of rain interrupted, but the city streets still filled up with crowds drawn by the food, fun and entertainment.

  • Sheriff's Department investigates Harpswell home invasion

    HARPSWELL — Police are confident they'll find the man who invaded a Basin Point Road home on Friday, June 11. According to Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, a young man wearing ski mask and armed with a knife forced his way into the home of a 77-...

  • Portland councilor contemplates reviving Portland sex offender restrictions

    PORTLAND — An ordinance prohibiting sex offenders from living near schools and other public places frequented by children was shot down in committee this week, but the issue may not be dead. Councilor Dory Waxman, who sponsored the ordinance, said the issue of sex offenders living ne...

  • Cape resident heads UMaine president search panel

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Resident Ellie Baker, a graduate of the University of Maine and University of Maine School of Law, will lead the search committee for the next president of the UMaine System. Earlier this year, UMaine President Robert Kennedy announced his intention to step down from...

  • Tour Bath's ‘Hidden Gardens’ on June 12

    BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation will hold its eighth annual Open Houses, Hidden Gardens Tour on Saturday, June 12. The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. self-guided tour will cover a dozen sites, including the historic Sewall Mansion and a carriage house remodeled into office space. Ticket...

  • Bath church offers Vacation Bible School

    BATH — The United Methodist Church at 340 Oak Grove Ave. will host a Vacation Bible School the week of July 19-23. This program is for children age 5 to 12 and runs each day from 9 a.m. to noon. It will feature games, crafts, stories, outdoor activities and snacks. Call t...