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  • Portland police charge New Gloucester men with racially motivated attack

    PORTLAND — Two brothers face assault and civil rights charges after an attack police say was racially motivated. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch on Tuesday said Charles Bean Jr., 35, and Benjamin Bean, 30, both of New Gloucester, were arrested around 5:20 p.m. April 19 in an...

  • Falmouth forest harvest plan in place

    FALMOUTH — A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill Community Forest beginning in the winter of 2016. The plan, which was recommended by the Land Management Acquisition ...

  • Falmouth council hears concerns about removing street lights

    FALMOUTH — After a joyous and musical start to the May 24 meeting with a resolution to congratulate the middle school jazz band, the "Iron Twinkies," for their Division I win at the Maine State Jazz Festival, the Town Council moved through a packed agenda. More than 80 people attende...

  • From Kabul to Cumberland: Students connect with soldier in Afghanistan

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Crowley’s three eighth-grade social studies classes gained a unique perspective on current events this month by talking via the Internet with a Bangor soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Student Sarah Kurland said her Greely Middle School class had been lea...

  • Creative business series begins June 2 in Portland

    PORTLAND — A three-part seminar series designed to provide resources, advice and insight into running a creative business in Maine will begin next week at the University of Southern Maine. The first seminar, "Starting and Running a Creative Business in Maine," will take place on Wedn...

  • New veterans monument to be celebrated in Cumberland parade

    CUMBERLAND — This year’s Memorial Day parade includes the presentation of the first phase of a veterans memorial monument at Moss Side Cemetery on Main Street. Fire Chief Dan Small is also looking for active and retired military members with ties to the town to participate...

  • Maine's best in EMS

    Lt. Peter Daigle of the Portland Fire Department accepts a Platinum Award on the department's behalf from Gov. John Baldacci on May 20 at the annual Maine Emergency Medical Services awards ceremony at the State House in Augusta. Gold awards were presented to the Cumberland Fire Department, Freeport ...

  • Chebeague Island Town Meeting to vote on $2.8M budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will decide on a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 5. The meeting will take place at the Chebeague Island Community Hall, 247 South Road, at 9 a.m., and cover 62 warrant items. Among the items is the $1.8 million p...

  • WestFest fun in Portland

    West End neighborhood kids enjoyed a day of fun and games on Saturday at WestFest, a community celebration held on the grounds of the Reiche School in Portland. It featured rides in this horse-drawn carriage, face painting, a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, food, crafts and more.

  • Yarmouth budget drops 1%, tax rate increases 20 cents

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-0 on May 13 to accept the proposed fiscal 2011 budget. The total proposed budget is $30.9 million, a reduction of $302,000, or nearly 1 percent. The school budget remains flat at $19.5 million, and the $10.5 million municipal budget is $279,00...