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  • Untested candidates seek at-large seat on Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Two political newcomers are competing for an at-large seat on the Town Council in the Nov. 4 general election.  Kathy Wilson, who owns a Pleasant Street dog grooming business, and John Portela, a sandblaster at Bath Iron Works, are contending for a the seat now ...

  • Bikers leave South Portland for NYC, seeking climate action

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Well-wishers and environmentalists gathered at the Community Center Wednesday morning to send off Whitehall Avenue resident Bob Klotz as he began a 350-mile bike ride to New York City in support of the People's Climate March. Klotz, local representative of the e...

  • Seasonal flu vaccination clinics begin throughout southern Maine

    PORTLAND — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Sept. 9 released expanded recommendations for who should receive the seasonal influenza vaccine, and local organizations and businesses are responding by launching seasonal flu clinics throughout southern Maine.

  • New year begins new era for historic Portland synagogue

    PORTLAND — When worshippers attend services for the new Jewish year this weekend at Etz Chaim synagogue, they will bear witness to a vision that has been discussed for the last five years. That long-term vision is to return the 1920s synagogue to its original luster and establish a museum of ...

  • Cumberland company plans statewide registry of deeds Web site

    CUMBERLAND — John Simpson envisions a one-stop Web site in which a researcher can access land records from across the state. The Cumberland company for which he serves as general manager, MacImage of Maine, plans to expand its

  • Regardless of religion, teens recognize Ramadan by giving back in Portland

    PORTLAND — The hallmark of Ramadan, the month-long Muslim religious observance, is daytime fasting. 1

  • Waynflete submits plans for future growth in Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — A private school in the city's West End is looking for approval from the city to create a zone for future growth. The Waynflete Overlay Zone would include the existing school campus and three residential buildings the school could acquire in the future. It also would in...

  • Falmouth police alert residents about burglaries

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department is cautioning residents to be on alert because of a recent increase in burglaries. In the past three weeks, the department said in a press release Friday, there has been an increase in home burglaries, especially between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and car ...

  • Home buyer workshop highlights tax credits

    TOPSHAM — The Midcoast Community Housing Coalition is sponsoring an informational session for potential home buyers in the Southern Mid-Coast region.  The workshop will be held Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Topsham Border Trust at 2 Main St. Participants will ...

  • Event benefits Scarborough foundation

    PORTLAND —The Noyes Family and the Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation will once again host Cooking for a Cure, a tasting event to benefit the Brain Tumor Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Guests will be treated to appetizers, entrees and deserts from more than 25 area re...