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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Freeport's Flag Lady nominated for energizer award

    FREEPORT — Elaine Greene of the Freeport Flag Ladies is one of 100 semifinalists in the running to become the next inductee to the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.

  • COPS seeks new crop of citizens

    CUMBERLAND — It happens to many drivers.  Cruising down a nice long stretch of freshly-paved road, not paying attention to their speed while listening to their favorite song. Suddenly, out of the corner of their eye, they spy a police cruiser lurking behind a bush or street sign...

  • Brunswick asks new bar to clarify ownership

    BRUNSWICK — The town has asked the proprietors of a new bar on Maine Street to clarify their management agreement, following discrepancies that have clouded an embattled Portland club owner's involvement.  Town Manager Gary Brown said last week that Joseph Cyr and Thomas Manning...

  • Topsham selectmen beef up public safety vehicle fleet

    TOPSHAM — Along with accepting bids for two new police cruisers, the Board of Selectmen voted June 17 to obtain an emergency response vehicle from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. The board voted unanimously to accept Quirk Ford of Augusta’s low bid of $23,221 ...

  • Falmouth boy runs for a cause

    FALMOUTH — Ten-year-old Parker Wyatt runs hard and he runs fast. He also runs for a cause. Parker has run more than 20 5K and 10K road races all over the United States to raise money for a variety of charities. This summer, he'll run the TD Bank Beach to Beacon Road Race in Cape Eliz...

  • Brunswick historic board questions Bowdoin house demo

    BRUNSWICK — The town's Village Review Board has delayed approval of Bowdoin College's plan to demolish a house on Cleaveland Street to make way for a parking lot. The proposal would create about 20 parking spaces at 4-6 Cleaveland St., a double lot purchased by Bowdoin in 2005. The v...

  • Honored scouts

    Four members of Cumberland/North Yarmouth Troop 58 were honored at their Eagle Scout ceremony June 6 at the Cumberland Congregational Church. They are, left to right, Logan Price, Patrick Bowden, Alex Cameron and Andrew Hunter. All four graduated from Greely High School this month.

  • Deputies make arrest in Harpswell home invasion case

    HARPSWELL — Deputies from the Cumberland County and Sagadahoc County sheriff's departments on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old Bowdoinham man in connection with a June 11 home invasion on Basin Point Road. Police say Michael A. Blasingame, of 137 Pratt Road, was arrested at his resid...