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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Freeport Police Beat: Oct. 6

    Arrests 9/26 at 3:37 a.m. Steven Creps, 19, of Durham, was arrested by Officer Joseph Pelletier on charges of operating under the influence and a minor consuming alcohol.  9/26 at 2:42 p.m. Mary Taylor, 32, of Old Country Road, was arrested by Off...

  • North Yarmouth family praises local support after lightning ignites house

    NORTH YARMOUTH — As she stood outside the charred shell of her home on Monday, Sherri Curit was more thankful for what had been saved than sorrowful over what her family had lost. Lightning struck a well outside the 400 Royal Road house she shares with her husband, Maurice Curit, at ...

  • Yarmouth man escapes serious injury in Chebeague Island hunting accident

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A Yarmouth man was struck in the chest by a shotgun pellet while hunting pheasants Thursday morning, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. James Morrill, 59, was hunting with three friends when he and his dog headed into lilac bushes ...

  • Alpacas' best friend

    It only takes a few pieces of carrot for Dana Perkins of South Portland to become the alpacas' best friend at Longwoods Alpaca Farm in Cumberland on Saturday, Sept. 26. The farm and more than 30 others across the state were open to visitors for the annual Alpaca Open Farm Weekend.

  • Homecoming bonfire at Mt. Ararat

    Homecoming festivities after the Mt. Ararat-Oxford Hills football game on Sept. 25 included a bonfire attended by many students in Topsham. Despite the loss on the gridiron, the Mt. Ararat High School kids had a good time in the chilly weather.

  • Family Arts Day in Brunswick

    Katie Sullivan, 4, and brother Nathaniel, 3, are very serious about their work on a mural at the Family Arts Day on the mall in Brunswick on Saturday, Sept. 26. The annual event was sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance.

  • Bar, restaurant cited in South Portland alcohol sting

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An east-end bar and a west-end restaurant were cited by South Portland police for serving alcohol to minors. Sgt. Steven Webster said in a press release that the Spring Point Tavern, on Benjamin Pickett Street near Southern Maine Community College, and Pom's Thai...

  • Scarborough candidates to answer questions in televised forum

    SCARBOROUGH — Once again this fall, the Scarborough Community Chamber will give Town Council, Board of Education and Scarborough Sanitary District candidates an evening in the spotlight during its 12th annual Candidates Night. Moderated by Kevin Freeman, the event will be televise...