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  • 'Bama BBQ comes to South Portland, by way of Colorado

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alabama flavor is coming to South Portland on Oct. 8, with the opening of Moe’s Original Bar B Que at 209 Western Ave. Though the restaurant franchise operates more than 30 restaurants in 10 states, ...

  • School Board contest tops Cape Elizabeth ballot

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Joanna Morrissey and Elizabeth Scifres are running for re-election to three-year terms on the School Board in November. Barbara Powers, a retired teacher and school administrator, hopes to unseat one of them. The Town Council election is uncontested, with Coun...

  • Series of reviews scheduled for Waynflete proposal; Portland neighbors submit their own plan

    PORTLAND — A proposed plan for future growth of the Waynflete School campus will be scrutinized by two city planning authorities next week. The Planning Board will visit the campus in Portland's Western Promenade neighborhood Oct. 6 to get a look at the residential properties the ...

  • Portland West End residents unhappy with community policing station

    PORTLAND — Concerned about a perceived rise in crime, the West End Neighborhood Association is collecting signatures to petition city and school leaders to increase the visibility of the Community Policing Center. It is an effort the district's city councilor, David Marshall, said...

  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland seeks long-term sponsors to stay afloat

    PORTLAND — Since 1973, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland has been providing free tutoring to residents who need help reading, writing and speaking English. But financial difficulties could doom th...

  • Annual Maine Marathon coming Sunday

    PORTLAND — The Peak Performance Maine Marathon takes place Sunday morning, Oct. 4, for the 18th year. As of Tuesday morning, organizers said, 3,145 people had signed up for the marathon and half marathon. Race capacity is 3,500.  There will be several road closures i...

  • 'Back in the day': Students learn about Maine agriculture at Cumberland County Fair

    CUMBERLAND — "That's how they made carpets back in the day," Pat Larrabee of Gray told a group of Mabel I. Wilson School students as they crowded around the barn loom she was operating Monday at the Cumberland County Fair. The demonstration of this authentic 1820 machine fo...

  • Clouds over Portland delight Cumberland photographer

    CUMBERLAND — In his poem "My Lost Youth," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow referred to Portland as "the beautiful town that is seated by the sea." And in his new book "Portland: The City by the Sea," William Hubbell of Cumberland seeks to capture that adulation with a...

  • Cape School Board candidate withdraws

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ruth Anne Haley of Brentwood Road has withdrawn from the School Board election. According to Town Clerk Debra Lane, Haley withdrew on Sept. 22 for personal reasons. Lane said Haley's name will not appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. "I was literally getting ready ...

  • Dog-day afternoon

    Friends congratulate Hannah Katch, 12, of Standish, whose dog Emma Jean won the Limbo contest at Woofminster 2009, the fourth annual Planet Dog Foundation Amateur Dog Show & Cover Dog Challenge at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough on Saturday, Sept. 19. Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation, Plane...