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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Harpswell voters approve $4M budget, pursuit of Brunswick border resolution

    HARPSWELL — For the second consecutive year, Town Meeting voters authorized the town to seek a review of its historical border with Brunswick. But unlike last year, voters on March 20 agreed to help pay for the effort, authorizing $2,500 to assist with legal fees and lobbying expenses to...

  • New executive director at MCOG

    BATH – Jeffrey D. Kobrock, city manager of Gardner for the past nine years, will begin his role as executive director of the Midcoast Council of Governments on Monday, March 22. He previously served as executive director of the Gardiner Board of Trade and as Bucksport’s economi...

  • Good form

    Brook Mitchell, 13, of Bath, plays soccer and lacrosse, but has the form of a javelin thrower while pitching limbs onto a brush fire on Friday, March 12. With temperatures in the 50s, it was a great day to clear up winter's mess.

  • Bath Blarney Days

    Civilian and military personnel join forces in the tug o' war at Blarney Days in downtown Bath on Saturday, March 13.

  • Buy Local Scarborough hosts inaugural event

    SCARBOROUGH — A Buy Local Scarborough inaugural celebration will take place Tuesday, March 23,  at the Landing at Pine Point from 5-7 :30 p.m. Buy Local Scarborough started in November 2009 and now has 100 members. The organization released a Guide to Buying Local in Scarb...

  • Pretty in pink

    Bella Hall of South Portland, just 5 months young, is pretty in pink for volunteer Jessica Begley, photographer Dennis Griggs and big brother Aiden, right, during a casting call for the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge at the Maine Mall on March 13. Organizers said 253 babies were photographed i...

  • Maine Arts panel starts listening tour in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Donna McNeil, director of the Maine Arts Commission, starts the Maine Arts Commission Listening Tour on Monday, March 22, at The Frontier Cafe with the first of a series of statewide meetings. The meetings are designed to gather information and feedback on the future dire...

  • Boosting local business

    Lynn DiBiase of Belissimo Hair Salon and Maria Little, whose family owns Fresh Look Cleaners enjoy the festivities that launched the South Portland Buy Local initiative on March 16. The Snow Squall restaurant was filled with local business represenatives displaying their products and services, and c...