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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Brunswick walks to raise money

    Families showed up to walk on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Brunswick bike path for the Maine Children's Cancer Program.

  • Topsham library holds book sale

    TOPSHAM — An annual book sale hosted by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library will be held through Sunday, Sept. 27, at the 25 Foreside Road library. The sale will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for bargain day – $2 ...

  • CELT Harvest Fest returns Sunday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fifth annual Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Harvest Festival and community barbecue is scheduled rain or shine for Sunday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will begin after the Noyes, Hall & Allen

  • Plant Home in Bath to host pie contest

    BATH — As part of this year's Citizen Involvement Day, the Plant Home will sponsor a pie contest at Waterfront Park on Saturday, Oct. 10. Apple or pumpkin pies should be left on the Plant Home table at the park between 10 and 11 a.m. Judging will be by local owners of food-relate...

  • 2 seek election to Topsham selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Two candidates will be on the Nov. 3 ballot for one available seat on the Board of Selectmen. Donald Russell and James Morris returned nomination papers by the Sept. 18 deadline to run for the three-year seat being vacated by Selectman Michelle Derr. Dorothy ...

  • Buyer plans Alzheimer's facility at former nursing home in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The owner of several assisted-living facilities in central Maine purchased the former Viking nursing home at auction Wednesday. Lon Walters' bid of $825,000 was accepted, although the five-acre property on Scott Dyer Road is assessed by the town at $3.4 million. ...

  • Zoning for sound stage at South Portland armory moves ahead amid concerns

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are taking concrete steps to breath life into a historic building that has been collecting cob webs and dust at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge since it was acquired in 2006. City Manager Jim Gailey said he has been negotiating either a lease or sa...

  • More changes sought at Willard Square in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A public forum on Thursday, Oct. 1, will focus on proposed zone changes that would allow a long-awaited art studio and a new mixed-use building to be built on Willard Square. The 1