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  • Volunteers in Portland pack 200K meals for starving kids

    PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 people crowded into the Deering High School gymnasium on Sunday, March 29, with an ambitious goal: to pack 200,000 meals in six hours. The packaging project was the result of a partnership between a local nonprofit group, 

  • Catholic Charities to treat federal prisoners in Portland

    PORTLAND — Substance abuse and mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Maine expect new challenges as the nonprofit group begins counseling federal prisoners this week, but are eager to begin serving the new patients. "These are the people we work with, we have come to a di...

  • Brunswick council postpones decision on traffic signal, green-lights Freeport dispatch talks

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed traffic signal at the intersection of McKeen and Maine streets is generating debate between residents concerned about safety and traffic flow and those worried about noise and urban creep. The Town Council on Monday postponed a decision on the signal, which if ... 1

  • Mt. Ararat students help Topsham track animals

    TOPSHAM — For the second consecutive year, Mt. Ararat High School students have helped the town collect data in potential wildlife corridor areas by conducting animal tracking surveys. Rod Melanson, Topsham's natural resource/assistant planner, worked with biology teacher Glenn ... 1

  • Elections, budget face Harpswell Town Meeting

    HARPSWELL — Along with two contested elections, residents will vote on the town’s 2010 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, March 20, at Harpswell Islands School. The proposed $4 million municipal budget is down about 1 percent from last year. Harpswell’s budget runs on a ...

  • Details scarce in Brunswick municipal budget proposal

    BRUNSWICK — Proposed cuts in jobs and services in the 2010-2011 municipal budget remain unknown following a brief presentation to the Town Council on Monday. Town Manager Gary Brown gave the council a rough outline of the obstacles facing the spending plan – specifically a $1.9...

  • Maine secretary of state walks thin line between public, private interests

    Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s job is to run elections, oversee the state archives, ensure compliance with corporate incorporation filings and administer the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. But Dunlap, who is paid more than $83,800 by taxpayers to represent their interests, also...

  • Riverton renovation

    A joint project between the NAACP Youth Council and the Maine Red Claws basketball team to renovate the Portland Housing Authority study centers at Riverton Drive and Kennedy Park was introduced March 13 at Riverton with Red Claws players on hand to greet the kids. Darnell Lazare, left, and Marcus L...

  • Church campaign hopes to boost Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — On March 20, St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church will kick off its annual campaign to support the community with a book, bake and soup sale to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry. The sale, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Mary the Virgin parish house o...

  • Falmouth photographer donates art for a cure

    FALMOUTH — Photographer Donald Verger announced he will donate a photograph titled "October Rose" to the fourth annual Pink Tie Ball, a fundraising event for the Maine affiliate of the nonprofit organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The ball and auction, which will be held ...