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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...

  • Gull Crest Trail system in Cape Elizabeth to get reinforcement

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A construction bid was awarded last week for improvements to the Gull Crest Trail system. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said the bid was approved by Town Manager Mike McGovern last Tuesday, as recommended by the Conservation Commission. The work will be completed...

  • South Portland moves toward energy audit of city buildings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials are taking steps to hire a firm to conduct an energy audit of municipal buildings, an effort that is already underway in city schools.  The city has a municipal building stock that ranges from City Hall, built in 1898, to the facility at Wainright Farms, b...

  • 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...

  • Restaurant to donate to Falmouth sports teams

    FALMOUTH — Through Dec. 29, the Foreside Tavern on Route 1 will donate $1 from each kid's meal to Falmouth school sports teams. Manager Anne Verrill said they decided to let the children help raise the money by having the funds come directly from their meals. She said the fundraiser ...

  • Correction

    A story last week about the interest rates being paid by Falmouth for construction bonds should have said the town's long-term bond rating is AA+.

  • Health-care panel rescheduled to Jan. 4 in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Due to a winter storm on Dec. 9, the high school Advanced Placement government class had to reschedule a panel discussion on health-care reform. The public forum is now scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 345 Ocean Hou...

  • New year's wishes

    Visitors drop their written thoughts into a "wish bonfire" at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on Sunday, Dec. 20, during a celebration of the winter solstice. The solstice, also known as the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, arrived on Monday.

  • Scarborough, motel owners complete Pine Point swap; resident files DEP challenge

    Lighthouse Motel owners roped off the end of Depot Street Tuesday after deeds in the land swap with Scarborough were signed and recorded. The town held the first of three open houses Tuesday evening to gather input on a plan to develop a small public park on the portion the town gained in the swa...