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  • Governor sees state's stock rising with Maine-branded NASCAR ride

    PORTLAND — Alongside logos for nationally known brands like Hertz Rent-a-Car and Toyota, emblems for the state of Maine and several of its local companies will be seen zipping around a Kentucky racetrack this month at 185 mph. NASCAR driver Austin Theriault on Friday morning unveiled...

  • LePage skips candidates forum on heating fuel in Portland

    PORTLAND — An energy forum billed as the first time Maine’s three candidates for governor would speak in the same place did not come off as planned Friday. Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly declined to participate in the forum about policy on home heating, energy and the env...

  • Falmouth School Board, expecting budget cuts, asks public to rate programs

    FALMOUTH — With the looming possibility of more state funding reductions and a further curtailment that would squeeze the pared-down school budget, the School Board will begin a series of dialogs with the public to determine what programs and activities are most important to the community.

  • Economic development bedevils Falmouth Town Council

    FALMOUTH — The only area on which the Falmouth Town Council appears to agree when discussing a proposed Economic Development Committee is the need for better definition of its purpose and function. During a workshop at last week's meeting, Councilor David Libby requested the go-ah...

  • UPDATE: Sentencing rescheduled for N.H. man who started fires in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Sentencing was postponed Monday for the man who admitted starting multi-million-dollar office fires in Yarmouth and York last January. Sentencing is now scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in Federal District Court. Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., ple...

  • Chebeague Internet provider seeks funds to improve service

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Only 10 miles from Maine's largest city, Chebeague Island remains wanting when it comes to broadband Internet service and cell phone access, David Hill said Monday. Hill and sister-in-law and fellow Chebeague resident Beverly Johnson founded a fe...

  • Cumberland teen scores again in Bon Jovi music video

    CUMBERLAND — What do President Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King Jr. and the former manager of the Greely High School varsity boys basketball team have in common? Patrick Thibodeau, the former team manager, is featured with those luminaries in Bon Jovi's new music...

  • Watershed work in Portland

    Elliot Heeschen combs through the reeds bracketing Capisic Brook on Oct. 17, looking for trash and other debris that pollute one of Portland's largest streams. The city resident joined about three dozen other volunteers, including most of the Cheverus High School boys soccer team, in a clean-up effo...

  • Freeport Chamber holds first meeting, board to be elected next month

    FREEPORT — After more than a decade of discussion and planning, business owners mingled at the first Freeport Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night at Buck's Naked BBQ on Route 1.

  • Portland Pumpkin Festival

    Pumpkins glowing at night in Monument Square for the Camp Sunshine Portland Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 16.