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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Herbie gets 1-day stay of execution; Yarmouth elm to be removed Tuesday

    YARMOUTH — Monday's snow storm gave Yarmouth's beloved elm tree, Herbie, one more day to stand. The 110-foot tree at the corner of Yankee Lane and East Maine Street is now scheduled to be removed Tuesday, Jan. 19. "I wonder if Herbie was fighting for one more day," tree w...

  • Winter idyll

    Walkers and equestrians ignored a chill wind to soak up a bit of winter sunshine at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Sunday, Jan. 10.

  • That's a rap

    The closing highlight of Monday's Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation at Wentworth Intermediate School in Scarborough was a song and rap presentation by a group of fifth-graders called the I Will DARE Rappers, conducted by teacher Rachel Domin. Parents packed the gym for the ceremony, which b...

  • Brunswick-Topsham bridge work

    The Maine Department of Transportation closed the Free Black Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham for two days this week so crews could inspect and repair the structure.

  • Residents, town manager reach compromise over Cape Elizabeth land dispute

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dispute over town-owned property adjacent to a private home in the Leighton Farms subdivision may have been resolved at a Jan. 7 meeting between residents and the town manager. Ten residents of the Leighton Farm Road and Steeplebush neighborhoods met with Town Mana...

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...

  • Local farmers to act in community-based theater project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Farmers on stage and actors in the field – that is what artistic director Jennie Hahn envisioned when she created Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project. A project within Hahn's

  • Longtime Scarborough legislator to retire; School Board chairman to seek House seat

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Peggy Pendleton announced this week she will retire at the end of this legislative session. Pendleton, a Democrat who lives on Holmes Road, is currently in her second consecutive term representing House District 128. But her career in the Legislature spans 18 yea...