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  • Beach conference to focus on erosion of sand, tourism

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With the first warm, sunny days in about a month, beaches were undoubtedly on many people's mind last weekend. This Friday, beach enthusiasts will gather at Southern Maine Community College's

  • Portland's Old Port shops open, shuffle, shutter

    PORTLAND — June's dreary weather may have kept some shoppers from strolling through the city's Old Port, but retailers are optimistic the return of sun and warmth – and the start of peak tourist season – will have visitors hitting the cobblestones. Several shops, including a f...

  • Portland's Eastern Prom short-cut gets legitimate trail status

    PORTLAND — A short-cut from Fort Allen Park to the Eastern Promenade Trail is now an official path, having been graded, widened and stepped with granite. Portland Trails, along with the Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and the city, officially opened t...

  • Falmouth-raised filmmakers' documentary uses Maine backdrop to explore life, mortality

    FALMOUTH — A childhood hobby-turned-profession for two brothers has taken the pair back to examine their grandparents' legacy and compelled them to explore universal issues of life and mortality in "Once More to the Cabin," their documentary premiering at the

  • After defeat at polls, RSU 5 board hopes to make better case for fiscal 2010 budget

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board plans a public relations offensive to gain the support of voters who rejected a proposed $23.5 million budget on June 25. On July 1, with fewer than 30 residents in attendance, the board developed a schedule that includes taking public comments on W...

  • Berry, berry good

    Margaret, left, and Joe Ryan of Cape Elizabeth were two of the hundreds who showed up for the first Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Fest at Maxwell's Farm on June 27 to enjoy crafts, pick some strawberries and, best of all, eat the fresh berries with whipped cream. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Goodwin named interim director at Bath library

    BATH — The committee searching for a replacement for Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips named Peter Goodwin the interim director, effective July 13. Phillips, who has served as director since 2003 and began volunteering at the library in 1979, announced her resignation on ...

  • Jury finds Scarborough Downs negligent, awards harness driver $400K

    PORTLAND — The owners of Scarborough Downs have been found negligent and ordered to pay $400,000 in damages as a result of a 2006 harness racing accident that severely injured a sulky driver. After a 3 1/2-day trial, a Cumberland County Superior Court jury took one hour to come ba... 2