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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 ...

  • With no comment from public, Falmouth councilors OK closing fire station

    FALMOUTH — No one came forward to speak about the permanent closure of the Pleasant Hill Fire Station at Monday's Town Council meeting. Without public comments, councilors voted unanimously to accept a

  • Healthy choices in Portland schools

    Students dressed as fruits and vegetables on Jan. 7 at Lincoln Middle School in Portland to celebrate the success of the "Let's Go" healthy lifestyle initiative, which targets childhood obesity, and the launch of a new program at the school. The campaign helps kids aim for a daily regimen of five...

  • Cumberland rec director to resign, begin 'Chapter 2'

    CUMBERLAND — After nearly 20 years as the town's community education and recreation director, Bill Landis is planning to step down and begin the next chapter of his life.The man who Town Manager Bill Shane calls the “true Ambassador of Cumberland” gave notice to his boss last mo...

  • Investigation continues into Portland home invasion, shooting

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the shooting of two people in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 8. Officers were called to 25 Rackleff St. at 1:40 a.m. to investigate a report of shots being fired and a person being shot. When police arrived, they found a man and a woman had been s...

  • Portland city councilor to pay OAS fine

    PORTLAND — District 3 City Councilor Dan Skolnik agreed Monday in District Court to pay a fine for driving with a suspended license. Skolnik is also scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 26, where he is expected to contest a charge that his auto insurance lapsed. Skolnik ...

  • Celebration of African masks

    Families gathered at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the African mask collection of David C. Driskoll. The festival, "Spirit Masks with Dance and Drums," featured a mask drawing and coloring session followed and a masquerade performance by Oscar Mokeme, director of the M...

  • Presidential award helps Yarmouth teacher put things in perspective

    YARMOUTH — Kim Spencer received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., but said her tea...

  • Yarmouth council OKs funds for Cousins Island Community House, hears plan to turn off street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending $35,000 from surplus to fix the roof of the Cousins Island Community House. According to a memo from Town Engineer Dan Jellis, there are two proposals being considered: removal and replacement of the roof, or repair of th...