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  • Annual craft show returns to Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 40 local artisans will gather at Camp Ketcha for the fifth annual Maine Crafts Guild Scarborough Show on Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m  Admission to the end-of-summer craft show at 336 Black Point Road is $6 for adults ...

  • Sagadahoc County says 'No More' to domestic violence

    BATH — The Sagadahoc County district attorney's office is joining the national No More campaign to end domestic violence. "It's a fairly recent national movement ... a new attempt at getting the attention (toward) ...

  • Portland school chief implementing policy on soliciting, spending grants

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. is finalizing a new procedure for tracking grant money flowing in and out of the schools, an area highlighted by an independent study into the School Department's $2 million deficit in 2007. Teachers and administrators have ...

  • 'Nuisance' crimes prompt summit in Portland's Bayside neighborhood

    Update: The Bayside Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Lost Coin Cafe, located at 40 Portland St. PORTLAND — Jeff Goldman is tired of people drinking alcohol in public, urinating and defecating in the neighborhood around his Bayside home...

  • Cumberland Fair takes precautions as EEE spreads

    CUMBERLAND — Although a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes has killed several horses in recent weeks in five southern Maine counties, organizers at the Cumberland County Fair are taking precautions to make fairgoers as safe as possible when the event begins this weekend. ...

  • NYC educator tapped as principal of Portland's island schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department has hired a 43-year-old teacher from New York City as the new principal of the Peaks Island and Cliff Island elementary schools.  On Oct. 8, Timothy Devaney, who was born in New Hampshire and raised in Connecticut, will replace Assistant Superinte...

  • With federal funds about to dry up, state officials, rail advocates remain optimistic about Amtrak Downeaster

    PORTLAND — The federal subsidy that keeps the Amtrak Downeaster running is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. But despite a weakened economy and gaps in state transportation funding, state officials and rail advocates are confident the Portland-to-Boston passenger service will continue. 

  • Meeting to discuss West Commercial St. trail

    PORTLAND — A waterfront path high on the priority list for bicycle and pedestrian advocates may finally be about to happen. A meeting has been scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23, to discuss the feasibility of creating a new trail that would run along West Commercial Street, from Vete...

  • Community comes together for Portland family coping with death, job loss

    PORTLAND — Community members are rallying in support of a Mona Road family beset by personal and financial tragedies. On July 7, Jamie Kingsburg, a 32-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital after battling what she thought was a severe cold for several weeks. There, she was...

  • Portland commissions new fireboat

    PORTLAND — City officials and Fire Department personnel gathered along the waterfront Monday morning to officially welcome the city's new fireboat, City of Portland IV, into service. The $3.2 million boat was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Son boatyard and was de...