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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., is in no way connected to their previous ...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Report suggests $2.8M in upgrades for Freeport athletic fields

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night received an evaluation that suggests spending nearly $3 million to upgrade athletic facilities throughout town. Councilors sent the recommendation to a new Recreational Field Use Committee, which will analyze the town's needs. ...

  • Falmouth seeks uses for Foreside Road property bought at a premium

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council wants residents to help compile a wish list of uses for property at 260 Foreside Road that the town purchased more than two years ago for $261,000 more than its assessed value. The town purchased the 3.3 acres, often referred to as the former Brown prop... 1

  • Falmouth, Freeport organizations remember 9/11 with special events

    A couple of local organizations have events planned on Friday to commemorate the eighth anniversary of 9/11. Arthur Frederiksen, director of American Legion Post 164 on Depot Road in Falmouth, has organized a commemora...

  • Playtime paradise

    Portland last week officially opened the William A. Goodman Playspace at Deering Oaks Park, where kids can run, jump, rock, slide, swing and climb. Here, 2-year-old Finn gets a little help from his mother jumping off a rocking lobster. The play area, named after the city engineer who designed the pa...

  • No contests in Freeport elections a day before deadline for nominations

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers for seats on the Town Council, Water District Board of Trustees and Sewer District Board of Trustees were due Wednesday, Sept. 9, but by Tuesday afternoon, not all papers had been returned. There are three council seats up for election in November. Incumbent Di...

  • North Yarmouth to celebrate ‘homegrown’ Fun Day

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth's annual Fun Day celebration has been going strong for more than 25 years, and it's back this weekend with a "homegrown" theme. "We are sort of looking at what's going on around us in our state, and in our country, and seeing that pe...

  • Parenting herself: Cumberland woman’s book recounts recovery from brain injury

    CUMBERLAND — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne doesn't remember the bicycle accident that caused her traumatic brain injury two decades ago, but she recalls the struggles and triumphs of her road back to recovery, a journey she shares in a new book. "Parenting Myself: Recovery fr... 1

  • Casco Bay Lines fares go down

    PORTLAND — Passenger ticket prices for Casco Bay Lines decreased this month. The price of an adult ticket to Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Diamond Cove, Long Island, Chebeague Island and Cliff Island dropped 50 cents. Tickets for senior cit...