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  • Governor sees state's stock rising with Maine-branded NASCAR ride

    PORTLAND — Alongside logos for nationally known brands like Hertz Rent-a-Car and Toyota, emblems for the state of Maine and several of its local companies will be seen zipping around a Kentucky racetrack this month at 185 mph. NASCAR driver Austin Theriault on Friday morning unveiled...

  • LePage skips candidates forum on heating fuel in Portland

    PORTLAND — An energy forum billed as the first time Maine’s three candidates for governor would speak in the same place did not come off as planned Friday. Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly declined to participate in the forum about policy on home heating, energy and the env...

  • New meeting format for Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. will be the first with a new format combining workshop items, regular business and public hearings at each meeting. The first portion of the meeting will include a public comment period, followed by regular business and wor...

  • Falmouth approves Woodville Road mansion for University of Maine functions

    FALMOUTH — A 15,000-square-foot mansion on Woodville Road that has been unused for years may soon be open for University of Maine functions. The lavish home and five acres of land that at one time belonged to Shaw's Supermarkets heiress Mary Alice Davis, now of Phoenix, Ariz., was...

  • Beyond shopping: Freeport gets grant for downtown art displays

    FREEPORT — Downtown Main Street will feature art exhibits in previously empty storefront windows through the end of the year, thanks to a grant from the Maine Arts Commission. The commission awarded the $7,500 Artists in Maine Communities grant to Freeport in support of "Experiencing F...

  • Longtime director leaves Center for Grieving Children

    PORTLAND — The Center for Grieving Children has a new program director. Susan Giambalvo has replaced Linda Kelly, who worked at the center for 20 years. Kelly recruited and trained volunteers to work with grieving children in the Portland area. She also led the center'...

  • Cumberland doctor embraces life, hope and Portland fundraiser in face of terminal disease

    CUMBERLAND — For two years Dr. Bruce Churchill has struggled with a disease that gradually immobilizes its victims and leaves them with an average life expectancy of two to five years after diagnosis . Still, the way the 55-year-old has negotiated his journey with amyotrophic later...

  • Veteran Portland P.D. officers get promotions

    PORTLAND — Officers Michael Sauschuck and Joseph Loughlin have new positions at the Police Department, as part of the chief's reorganization effort. Loughlin, a deputy chief who served as interim chief for about eight months prior to the hiring of Chief James Craig, is now assista...

  • Falmouth fire station live-in students learn, give back by doing

    FALMOUTH — Many students are going off to college this fall. They'll live tightly packed into dorms and may be kept awake at night by loud music. But there's another group of college students out there. They live just a few to a large building and may at any time of ni...

  • Private aviation firm with eyes on Brunswick base thrives on public funds, political connections

    OXFORD — On Nov. 1, 2006, Gov. John Baldacci and other political figures converged on Sanford Regional Airport to commemorate what was supposed to have been a significant economic development project and a victory for the governor and his political allies. The groundbreaking for the ... 15