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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Berry, berry good

    Margaret, left, and Joe Ryan of Cape Elizabeth were two of the hundreds who showed up for the first Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Fest at Maxwell's Farm on June 27 to enjoy crafts, pick some strawberries and, best of all, eat the fresh berries with whipped cream. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Goodwin named interim director at Bath library

    BATH — The committee searching for a replacement for Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips named Peter Goodwin the interim director, effective July 13. Phillips, who has served as director since 2003 and began volunteering at the library in 1979, announced her resignation on ...

  • Jury finds Scarborough Downs negligent, awards harness driver $400K

    PORTLAND — The owners of Scarborough Downs have been found negligent and ordered to pay $400,000 in damages as a result of a 2006 harness racing accident that severely injured a sulky driver. After a 3 1/2-day trial, a Cumberland County Superior Court jury took one hour to come ba... 2

  • Historical Society leads July 4 celebrations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Benjamin Franklin will make an appearance at Bug Light Park to begin the Fourth of July celebration put on by the South Portland Historical Society. The society also hopes to open its new museum, recently relocated to near the entrance of Bug Light Park. A shipyar...

  • South Portland seeks clarity on library board's role ahead of union contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are hoping to clarify the role of the city's Library Advisory Board in anticipation of the first labor contract with the library union. Library workers voted to unionize in 2006, but have since failed to reach a contract with the city. After a state...

  • Pine Point residents propose alternate plan for Scarborough land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point residents group has presented an alternative design for a land swap that the town has proposed forging with the owners of the Lighthouse Inn on Depot Street. In addition, the Pine Point Residents Association has started circulating a petition presenting ...

  • 5 charged with OUI at South Portland checkpoint

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly three dozen motorists were detained and eight were charged on the first night of increased drunken driving enforcement.  Police Lt. Frank Clark said 563 vehicles were stopped at a checkpoint set up by the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departme...

  • Rainfall creates sewage problem for some Bath residents

    BATH — With recent heavy rainfall causing sewage overflows on Park Street, residents of the area asked the City Council on Wednesday to take action to curb future problems. Juliet Connelly and Aaron Park of 24 Park St. submitted a June 30 letter to the City Council and City Mana...