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  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Dreaming of retirement? Website says few places are better than Falmouth Foreside

    FALMOUTH — A personal finance website says Falmouth Foreside is one of the top 20 places for a "dream" retirement in the U.S. AOL's

  • Somali immigrants eye Portland legislative seats

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city residents are running for the state House of Representatives this year, including the city's first Somali candidates. Mohammed Dini, a Bayside resident and student at the University of Southern Maine, is running for the District 119 seat and will face fellow...

  • Proposed Portland library branch closings spark neighborhood opposition; city could reduce funding

    PORTLAND — A Portland Public Library plan to close three branches and instead work with community groups to create mobile library services has come under fire from residents of the neighborhoods that would lose their branches. Some city councilors are also suggesting that the library...

  • Project weighs pros, cons of bus or rail service from Portland

    PORTLAND — Removing 1,000 vehicles from Maine's Interstate highways will require commuter rail or rapid bus service. The question for state transportation planners is which one, and how? Since 2008, the Maine Department of Transportation has been reviewing alternative transportation ...

  • Silent stories: Brain cancer forces renowned photographer to speak through images

    FALMOUTH — Three years ago, photojournalist Jim Daniels was on a nine-day trek across the snowy peaks of the Himalaya mountains with his wife, Mary Lello, to celebrate her 50th birthday. While they were stopped at a camp in Ladakh, India, to adjust to the altitude, Daniels snapped a picture...

  • Birth of a dragon in Cape Elizabeth

    Sculptor Nantz Comyns of Scarborough works with third-grade students at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth on Wednesday during the school's fifth annual Art Day, which featured 30 visiting artists working in a variety of media. Comyns and her group created a dragon.

  • Kiwanis Key Club holds food drive

    SCARBOROUGH — The Kiwanis Key Club will hold a food drive on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scarborough High School. Food drive boxes are also located throughout town, and have been available for donations for the past few weeks. Saturday's collection will be added to ...

  • Snowe, Collins propose legislation to retain BNAS commissary, exchange

    BRUNSWICK — The effort to save the low-cost shopping commissary and exchange stores for residents with military ties took another step forward this week. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced they have proposed legislation that will keep open the Navy Excha...