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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • R.I.P. Herbie: Yarmouth's 'monster of a tree' inspires to the very end

    YARMOUTH — The largest American elm tree in New England, affectionately known as Herbie, came crashing to the ground Tuesday morning. The majestic tree grew for more than 200 years and was removed in a little over five hours. A few dozen onlookers and news crews watched quietly,...

  • Skiing talk planned by Cumberland Historical Society

    CUMBERLAND — A narrated slideshow will be offered by the Ski Museum of Maine and Cumberland Historical Society on Thursday, Jan. 21. “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine” will be presented at the society at the Mabel I. Wilson School library...

  • Take your mark: TD Bank Beach to Beacon adopts new online registration system

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After registration filled up in less than two hours last year, organizers of the annual Beach to Beacon road race have implemented a new online registration system they hope will be more equitable for runners hoping to participate. Registration for this year's race &...

  • Home repair funds available for Cumberland County residents

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County residents can apply through the city of Portland for home repair and homeownership assistance. About $460,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is available to county residents, and an additional $650,000 is available for Portland ...

  • Portland police offer self-defense class for women

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is offering a basic self-defense class for women beginning Feb. 2. The Rape Aggression Defense training is open to women 13 and older who live in greater Portland and is designed to teach them how to avoid and escape dangerous situations. Parti...

  • Despite weather, kids' King Day event draws a crowd

    PORTLAND — While more than 700 adults attended the 29th annual breakfast celebration Monday morning in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., about 150 elementary and middle school kids learned about healthy eating and living and what it takes to be a civil rights leader.

  • Cumberland County seeks volunteers for elderly assurance

    WINDHAM — The Cumberland County Regional Communications Center seeks volunteers to join its 9-1-1 Team. The 9-1-1 Team is a volunteer group of trained, elderly assurance members. Those members volunteer to report to the Windham-based communications center one day a month for two...

  • Portland author picks up 3 more honors

    PORTLAND — A Portland author has picked up three more awards, including a prestigious Newbury honor, for his nonfiction book about a young girl's struggle for civil rights. In an annoucement at the Boston Convention Center, the Young Adult Library Service Assocation cited Phillip Hoo...