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  • Southern Maine communities request delay of flood maps, FEMA says no

    PORTLAND — Several communities contesting portions of a newly proposed federal floodplain zone urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to delay the adoption process, but agency officials Monday seemed unlikely to alter their plan. In meetings June 12 in South Portland and Portl...

  • Children held down: Families question use of therapeutic restraints in Maine public schools

    SCARBOROUGH — Brandon Baizley is smart, but even his parents admit he is a difficult 6-year-old. Brandon was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiance Disorder more than a year ago. His parents, Bob and Mary Ann, know that Brandon will constant... 4

  • New events, old traditions at 45th Yarmouth Clam Festival

    YARMOUTH — The festival that annually draws thousands of people to Yarmouth from all over the country will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year. The Yarmouth Clam Festival

  • Video: Portland firefighters extinguish blaze at marina

  • Portland selected by state for Cumberland County marijuana dispensary

    PORTLAND — The state announced this morning that it has selected Northeast Patients Group to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the city. The affiliate of California-based Berkeley Patients Group was picked to operate four of the eight dispensaries allowed in Maine. The Po...

  • BIW aids student boat-builders

    An effort by Morse High School students this summer to built a replica of a 17th century shallop received a boost Wednesday when Bath Iron Works donated a variety of safety supplies. Science teacher Eric Varney and shipwright William West will work with 14 students to build the tow and sailing ve...

  • Garden club seeks entries for Green Thumb Award

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Garden Club is seeking nominations for local flower gardens worthy of admiration in its annual Green Thumb Contest. Gardens must be in town and must be maintained by the homeowner. Vegetable gardens are not eligible. The winners of the Green Thumb...

  • Audubon needs volunteers to find invasive plants

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is seeking volunteers to help search for invasive plants, called phragmites australis, in the marsh. The center will hold a training session on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the survey of the marsh will be held on July 18 from 10...