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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Maine College of Art gets $250K to complete restoration of former Porteous building in Portland

    PORTLAND — Maine College of Art recently received more than $250,000 in grants to complete the renovation of the former Porteous Building on Congress Street. The grants will provide the capstone funding for a $10 million initiative begun in 2004, which raised $4.3 million in new endo...

  • Portland school chief urges tax increase in face of 'depressing' budget scenario

    PORTLAND — A public forum on Wednesday, Jan. 27, will seek to set the tone for the upcoming school budget. But the initial note will probably be sour, according to Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr., who predicted the city could lose up to $7 million in education funding an...

  • L.L. Bean No. 1 in service for 3rd straight year

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean topped a national customer service survey for the third year in a row. Bean was first in the National Retail Federation/American Express Customer's Choice survey, followed by Overstock.com, Zappos.com and Amazon.com.

  • Concert, dinner to benefit Freeport Community Center

    FREEPORT — The second annual Freeport Community Center fundraising concert and community dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the center at 53 Depot St. The Ladies of Flame will perform accompanied by David Watts on piano. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Following th...

  • Yarmouth Democrats caucus Jan. 31

    YARMOUTH — Local Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect officers and County Committee members and discuss policy issues. Democratic candidates, elected officials and representatives from democratic campaigns...

  • Yarmouth fitness studio celebrates 5 years

    YARMOUTH — Fitness and personal training studio Fitness Success will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 28, to celebrate its five-year anniversary and expanded studio space. The wellness studio includes three trainers, a Pilates instructor, massage therapists and a life coach. Th...

  • Historical society exhibits Freeport photographer's work

    FREEPORT — Resident Paul Cunningham will display his photographs in an exhibit at the Freeport Historical Society starting Thursday, Jan. 21. The exhibit, "Yours, Mine, Ours: Our Town and Our Stories," will be on display through March. The opening will take place from 4:30 p.m. ...

  • Founder decides it's time to let Boys to Men leave the nest

    PORTLAND — When it comes to society's affect on childhood development, most studies and forums concentrate on the unreal expectations placed on girls, who are seemingly pressured to fit physical and emotional molds. But in 2000, Layne Gregory worked with Portland's Public Health Division...