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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 ...

  • Former Bath Iron Works labor leaders file new lawsuit against union

    BATH — Four former officers of Bath Iron Works’ largest union filed a lawsuit against the parent of Local S6 on Monday in Maine Superior Court. Michael Keenan, Troy Osgood, Michael Cyr and Cathy London claim they were slandered and defamed by International Association of M...

  • Freeport to negotiate dispatch deals with Cumberland County, Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night authorized Town Manager Dale Olmstead to negotiate terms for consolidation of dispatch services with both Cumberland County and the Brunswick Police Department. The council voted 6-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed. Council Chairm...

  • Proposed school budget shrinks in Freeport, Pownal, Durham, but avoids job, program cuts

    FREEPORT — The first budget presentation in Regional School Unit 5 was rolled out Tuesday night with a 2.7 percent reduction from last year. Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the $597,000 reduction projected in the fiscal 2011 budget was achieved without eliminating educational ...

  • Portland Planning Board likes proposal for Old Port hotel

    PORTLAND — A plan for a mixed-use development at the former Jordan's Meats property on India Street was fast-tracked Tuesday, when the Planning Board decided only minor changes are needed before the proposal goes to a public hearing in April.  Developers said they want to begin ...

  • 4th candidate joins Senate District 11 race

    GRAY — Chris Miller, a Maine Green Independent, announced his candidacy in state Senate District 11. Miller's candidacy creates a four-way contest in the district, which includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Falmouth and Gray. The G...

  • Freeport rocks: Former Wings, Hollies members to perform Saturday

    FREEPORT — One worked side-by-side with Paul McCartney for 10 years. The other will be inducted with his band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. And both will be performing Saturday night at the Venue Music Bar at 5 Depot St. Denny Laine, who co-founded Wings ...

  • Barr raised: Yarmouth tech coordinator nominated for Teacher of the Year

    YARMOUTH — Alice Barr, Yarmouth High School's Instructional Technology Coordinator, is  one of 13 teachers nominated for the 2011 Maine Teacher of the Year award. She will find out if she is a semi-finalist on Friday, March 12. A selection committee of past teachers ...

  • Risky business: Les Otten and the rise and fall of American Skiing Co.

    Editor’s note: This examination of gubernatorial candidate Leslie B. Otten’s role in American Skiing Co. by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the first in a series examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. If yo... 1