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  • Obama calls for hope and votes in Portland rally for Michaud

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Yarmouth group to propose alternatives to CMP transmission line project

    YARMOUTH — It has been more than a year since Central Maine Power Co. submitted a formal request to the Public Utilities Commission to upgrade transmission lines throughout Maine, but public hearings... 2

  • Fundraising season in full swing

    The line of participants curves around Back Cove on Saturday, Sept. 20, during the annual Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk.The event raised nearly $25,000 and helped raise awareness about childhood cancer.

  • Aw, shucks

    Students shucked 1,500 ears of corn Monday at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland as part of Maine Harvest Lunch, a program that brings local foods into the school lunch program. The students will get to eat the corn later in the week with their lunches.

  • Meeting Oct. 6 for Portland school volunteers

    PORTLAND — There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for anyone interested in volunteering in the Portland public schools. The Portland Education Foundation is sponsoring the orientation from 4-6 p.m. at

  • Jurors acquit North Yarmouth firefighter accused of sexually abusing teenage firefighter trainee

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland and Portland firefighter who faced eight charges of sexual abuse of a minor was found innocent on all eight counts Monday afternoon. Arguments in the case against Craig Rawnsley, 42, of North Yarmouth, began Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Cumberland County Superior Court a...

  • K-9 leaves Air Force to join Falmouth police force

    FALMOUTH — Before they adopted Maxi, they read up on his history, disposition and intelligence. The 2-year-old seemed to meet – even exceed – what the Falmouth Police Department was looking for. But they weren't sure until Lt. John Kilbride traveled to Lackland Air Force Base ... 1

  • Freeport non-profit plants hope in local teens

    FREEPORT — Organizers of Seeds of Independence, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth get back on track, threw a party last week to introduce themselves to the public and...

  • Cumberland cat shelter to hold ‘Litter Box Ball’ fundraiser in Portland

    CUMBERLAND — Rarely has a litter box sounded so appealing. The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine is holding its sixth annual Litter Box Ball fundraiser at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Proceeds go directly to the shelter at 302 Range Road ...