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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...

  • South Portland Class of 2009

    Tanner Burgdorf, vice president of the South Portland Hig School Class of 2009, helps usher in the seniors at June 7 graduation exercises at Martin Field. There were 197 graduates in the class. (Diane Hudson photo)

  • Lovin' the library

    Mathea Hoy puts her affection for the library in writing. It comes naturally, since her mother, Melissa Hoy, is president of the Friends of Topsham Library.

  • Brunswick High School Class of 2009

    Members of the Brunswick High School Class of 2009 take their seats in Farley Field House at Bowdoin College on June 5 at the start of commencement ceremonies. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Police plan June 17 community forum

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department has scheduled a community forum on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the Community Center to discuss crime trends and other issues. A press release from the department said the purpose is to develop a mutual understanding between police ...

  • City to hold public forum on armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A community forum about the future of the former National Guard Armory will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 7-9 p.m., in the council chambers of City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. City officials are considering rezoning the armory and about 2.5 acres of land, purchased...

  • Raising the roof

    Students from the Bath Regional Vocational Center put the finishing touches on a Crabtree Drive house in Topsham that they built throughout the school year. The center worked on the project in conjunction with Modular Advantage of Brunswick and other contractors involved with the Modular Home Builde...

  • Officer graduates with highest-ever score

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police Officer Rory Diffin graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's basic law enforcement training program last month at the top of his class. Diffin, a one-year veteran of the department, was one of 53 graduates of this year's program, and earned the h...

  • Family Fun Day returns to Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's annual Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, at Fort Williams Park on Shore Road. Although the event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., activities begin as early as 8 a.m. Hot-air balloon rides will be available between 8 a...