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  • Portland interfaith exchange brings together youth from Maine, Israel

    PORTLAND — Their day started in a Baha’i school in Eliot, and ended in a downtown mosque. But this journey of faith exploration for 10 high school students on July 31 really began at home, in Israel. The students – Israeli Jews, Muslims and Christians &nd...

  • In Portland, Sen. Angus King promotes immigration reform

    PORTLAND — While admitting the odds of passage may be long, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said he wants to reform federal immigration rules that prevent asylum seekers from working. "The chances are it is going to take a lot of work," King said July 31 in front of City Hall.

  • Historical Society hosts annual flea market, bake sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on Route 1 near Fire Station 6. The flea market will feature antiques and collectibles, books, clothing and jewelry, all collected and don...

  • FEMA to hold meeting with Harpswell to explain flood maps

    HARPSWELL — The federal agency proposing new floodplain maps will meet with residents to discuss new flood zones that have already been assailed by other communities as inaccurate. The Sept. 2 meeting is between town officials, residents and regional officials from the Federal Emerge...

  • RSU 1 staff breaks ground for new Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Regional School Unit 1 staff plunged shovels into the earth Tuesday morning to commemorate the demolition of most of the existing Woolwich Central School and construction of a new one. The new Nequasset Road facility, which should be complete by May 2012 and open for ...

  • Earmark could send $425k to SMCC's Brunswick campus

    BRUNSWICK — An earmark within a congressional bill funding health and education could provide $425,000 in start-up funding for the Southern Maine Community College's campus at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposed earmark, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D...

  • Festival of Nations

    Two friends share a moment photographing the flags of the world during the eighth annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, July 31, at Deering Oaks in Portland. The event celebrates Maine's ethnic diversity and promotes cultural understanding and unity.

  • Portland council creates more parking for motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city is adding more free on-street parking for mopeds and motorcycles. Last year, 31 spots were created on the peninsula specifically for two-wheeled motorized vehicles. The spaces were added in no-parking areas and spots that were too small for cars to park. Ci...

  • Erosion threatens Falmouth shoreline roads, sewers

    FALMOUTH — For many people, rip-rap sounds like the name of a cartoon character or perhaps the newest pop music craze. But for those living along Shoreline and Bayshore drives, rip-rap could save their property and streets from being swept into the sea during the next big storm. ...

  • South Portland triathlon pushes personal limits

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 women are registered to take part in the third annual Tri for a Cure on Saturday, Aug. 15. The majority of them, race director Julie Marchese said, have never participated in ...