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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Portland launches breastfeeding awareness campaign

    PORTLAND — Life-sized cardboard cut-outs of breastfeeding women were placed around town Monday, as part of a breastfeeding awareness campaign. The campaign seeks to encourage the acceptance of breastfeeding in public places, and specifically to inform employers of recently passe...

  • Tri for a Cure to draw more than 700 women to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As a board member, Julie Marchese suggested that the Maine Cancer Foundation buck a more than decade old tradition of holding an annual golf fundraising event.  "It's difficul...

  • Portland, Falmouth teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year

    AUGUSTA — Elementary school teachers in Portland and Falmouth are still in the running for the 2010 Teacher of the Year award. The finalist for the award from the Maine Department of Education are Jayne Quinn Sawtelle, a kindergarten through fifth-grade music teacher at Fred P. H...

  • High school history

    Demolition work continues on the old Brunswick High School on McKeen Street on July 28. Work crews have been tearing down wings built during the 1960s, and were expected to begin razing the more historic 1937 building by the end of the week. The ongoing work has brought out onlookers and school alum...

  • 30th South Portland Art in the Park to add more fun for kids

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parents are going to find more entertainment options for their children at the 30th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Mill Creek Park. Chinese flower folding has been added to the children's area, which this year will also feature three performances ...

  • Leaving Brunswick

    U.S. Navy Loadmaster Bryan Little walks the top of a C-130 Hercules during a preflight check on July 25 as Squadron VR-62 redeployed it's last plane from Brunswick Naval Air Station to Jacksonville, Fla., in advance of the 2011 closing of BNAS. The squadron has a few members on duty through August, ...

  • Land trust uses grants for trail development, GIS mapping

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is using nearly $15,000 in grants it recently received to support its conservation program. That program focuses on land protection, education and stewardship to ensure the future of the Kennebec Estuary, as well as to promote the estuary's ...

  • Summer events wrap up at Topsham library

    TOPSHAM — A summer of adventure and entertainment organized by Topsham Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department wraps up next month in the Highlands Room of the library at 25 Foreside Road. The 98-minute movie "Race to Witch Mountain" will be screened at...