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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Neighbors bark 'foul' over dog day-care business planned for North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Neighbors are appealing the Planning Board's decision last month to approve a dog day-care business at a home on North Road. The appeal will be heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday, July 22. Herb and Ellen Hopkins, whose property abuts the approved busin...

  • Panel gives Portland police permission to try using Tasers

    PORTLAND — City police officers will begin carrying Tasers as part of a three-month trial of the device. The City Council Public Safety Committee reviewed and approved the measure Tuesday evening, and Police Chief James Craig said officers have already started training to use the ...

  • Fresh Air Fund brings city kids to Maine families for summer fun

    The Scott family and their friends have enjoyed introducing Fresh Air Fund guest Evelyn Merino, of Queens, N.Y., to activities on the water. From left, Clara Brown, Jillian Rothweiler, Leika Scott, Merino, Chantal Scott, Gibson Scott and Jaclyn Scott. Missing from picture, Chantal Scott's husband Gr...

  • Livin' Large

    Special Olympian Susie Cloutier shows Portland Sea Dogs pitcher T.J. Large (now a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox) how to play behind the plate during a Special Olympics softball program at Loring Field in Payson Park on July 11. Large and several of his teammates brought a big-league atmosphere to ...

  • Pollution warning

    Myles Crawford paints an environmental reminder along side a storm drains in the Capisic Brook area of Portland last week. The message "No Dumping - Drains to Bay" is an educational effort by the Casco Bay Youth Conservation Corps, the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Fri...

  • RSU 5 hopes to increase budget awareness as 2nd town meeting approaches

    FREEPORT — In an effort to pass a budget before the start of the school year and keep residents engaged in the budget approval process, Regional School Unit 5 directors reduced their proposed operating budget by an additional $86,000 and have launched a get-out-the-vote campaign. The board ...

  • New book brings Falmouth history to life

    FALMOUTH — Anyone who has ever wondered how many different bridges have spanned the Presumpscot River at Allen Avenue, or where early 1800s stagecoach travelers could stop for food and drink along Blackstrap Road can now find the information easily and in one place in "Falmouth," a ...

  • Casco Bay Lines to receive $5.5M from feds for new ferry

    PORTLAND — The U.S Department of Transportation has awarded $6.8 million to the state Department of Transportation for two ferry projects, including $5.5 million for construction of a new ferry for Casco Bay Lines. The funding was announced in separate press releases by U.S. Rep. Chel...