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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...

  • After three decades, 'right time' for Loughlin to leave Portland PD

    PORTLAND — Assistant Police Chief Joe Loughlin had no intention of becoming a police officer when he graduated from St. Joseph's College in 1975 with a degree in natural science. "I wanted to be a park ranger or naturalist," Loughlin said, but there was a lack of jobs at the time, and th...

  • Portland's Parkside neighborhood gets 'medical home' for those without health insurance

    PORTLAND — The city has used a $1.3 million federal grant to open up a new health care facility in the Parkside neighborhood. The Portland Community Health Center, 180 Parkside Ave., is a full ...

  • SMCC scholarship honors slain Sudanese security guard

    PORTLAND — Reward money intended to help catch a killer is now being used to help Africans enter the law enforcement profession. Southern Maine Community College announced last week that a portion of the $20,000 reward being offered to help solve the murder of James Angelo will be us...

  • The year in review: Beware of snark

    For the last several years, it's been a tradition at The Forecaster to review the last 365 days with a lengthy satire of local news. This year we're trading parody for snark. We've also scrubbed assigning anthems to the faux news stories. Why? Because we're in a recession. Snark is cheaper...

  • Not on the naughty list

    Willy Bryan, 72, wasn't bashful when Santa patted him on the head for being a good boy this year during a breakfast visit Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bath.

  • Trapped in the Christmas spirit

    Lobsterman Greg Griffin of Cape Elizabeth fashioned this unusual Christmas Tree at his business on Highland Avenue in Scarborough. The traps are decorated with lobster pot markers. Merry Christmas to all

  • Buy Local Scarborough releases guide

    SCARBOROUGH — The first guide from Buy Local Scarborough has been released, featuring 75 member companies. Printed locally by Brown Fox Printing, 1,000 copies of the guide are available in member locations and online at buy...

  • Successful fundraiser

    The Yarmouth High School Club Help Our Troops hosted a screening of the film "The Way We Get By" on Dec. 16 and sent more than 100 boxes of treats and supplies to troops in Iraq. About 150 residents attended the event and helped contribute to the shipping costs. Studen...