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  • Charter Commission zeroes in on proposal for an elected Portland mayor

    PORTLAND — The Charter Commission is moving closer to recommending the city have a more powerful, popularly elected mayor. Commissioners considered a rough draft Nov. 19 that highlights some of the key points the group has discussed and reached consensus on since the panel was ele...

  • Holiday helpers

    Members of the Interact Club at Yarmouth High School sort and pack toys on Nov. 17 in the high school cafeteria for Operation Christmas Child, a project that sends gifts to needy children around world.

  • Portland Pirates coach copes with Crohn's disease, advocates for awareness

    PORTLAND — Most people would rather not have their digestive tract problems publicized on the Internet and in print. But Portland Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen speaks freely about his more than 20-year battle with Crohn's disease, a condition that causes inflammation of the bowels....

  • Riding the trail

    The passing of Hurricane Ida's remnants and temperatures in the 60s last weekend brought Jonathan Rundell of Scarborough out to the Marsh and the Eastern Trail looking for things to photograph.

  • Crossing flags available in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Crossing Maine Street should now be a bit safer. Bright, yellow flags are being placed at key intersections along the four-lane downtown street to boost safety by making pedestrians more conspicuous. The flags are available for people to carry from one side of the str...

  • Brunswick book sale

    Adison Smith, 2, reaches for her quick portrait, done by Brunswick author and artist Charlotte Agell at the Curtis Memorial Library children's book sale last weekend.

  • Police charge teenager with arson at Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — Police on Wednesday arrested a 14-year-old Morse High School student on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at the school. At 12:11 p.m. that day the Fire Department responded to a fire in a first-floor boys bathroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which was sprea...

  • Scarborough council asked to revisit land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point Residents Association member wasted no time on Wednesday asking the new Scarborough Town Council to walk away from the council decision last summer to swap land with a local motel. During public comments, after the swearing in of returning Councilor Carol Ra... 3