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  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • First the lights, then the latkes

    Rabbi Moshe Wilansky lights the first lanterns on the grand menorah in front of Portland City Hall on Saturday night, Dec. 12, the second night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. A party with latkes (traditional potato pancakes), balloons, music and dancing followed in the Maine Room of Cit...

  • South Portland fitness program for seniors fills void left by USM budget cuts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the University of Southern Maine cut its Lifeline program earlier this spring, about 100 senior citizens were left without services they had depended on for years. But Lifeline, a fitness program geared towards people 60 or older, has been given a second life as Fit...

  • Update: Portland changes snowstorm parking ban start back to 10 p.m.

    PORTLAND — Reacting to concerns from businesses and residents, the city Thursday morning confirmed that it would revert back to a 10 p.m. start time for parking bans. City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said the city will still have the option to call a 6 p.m. start time in the case of a s...

  • Portland school's learning expedition focuses on random acts of kindness

    PORTLAND — The holiday season is typically one of giving and sharing, most commonly between families and friends. But a group of sixth-graders from King Middle School recently took to the streets to spread holiday cheer. About 80 students canvassed the Old Port to hand out candy, com...

  • Fans, sponsors gobble up the Maine Red Claws brand

    PORTLAND — Crusher, the mascot for Maine's new minor league basketball team, stalked the stands at the Portland Expo last Sunday night with two dancers, looking for a lucky fan to receive a fresh hot pizza from Portland Pie. The giveaway is one of the ways the Maine Red Claws are fos...

  • Portland requests bids for waterfront firefighter quarters

    PORTLAND — The city is soliciting construction bids for much-debated new fire boat crew quarters planned for the Maine State Pier. The plan to build new quarters for firefighters assigned to the waterfront drew criticism from some city councilors and the public earlier this year because ...

  • Grants fund projects for MLK Day of Service

    PORTLAND — As a way to encourage community fellowship, the Maine Commission for Community Service awarded 16 grants to organizations around th...

  • Take comfort: Caterer, North Yarmouth church team up for dinner business

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A place well-known for the Good Book is now a place known also for good food.Since January, Mark Heath has been working from the North Yarmouth Congregational Church kitchen to produce an assortment of comfort foods for a growing number of hungry clients with no tim...