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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 ...

  • Falmouth council nixes workforce housing plan

    FALMOUTH — After establishing a commission a year ago to pursue an affordable housing development on town-owned property, the Town Council Tuesday killed the proposal. Although councilors praised the Workforce Housing Commission and Developers Collaborative for their work, most ha...

  • SAD 51 voters deadlock on school budget

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are expected to recount ballots after Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters combined for a tie in the school budget validation referendum Tuesday. There aren't many ballots to recount: turnout in both towns was around 10 perc...

  • Freeport to host 8th Women's Ride for Heart Health

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual, all-women bike ride to promote heart health is scheduled to start on Sunday, May 31, at 9 a.m. The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will sponsor the event, and it will begin at L.L. Bean's Casco Conference Center on Casco Street in Freeport. Debora Ladne...

  • Memorial Day march

    Parade Marshal Howard Chadbourne II salutes the flag as Portland-area Girl Scouts and Brownies march past the reviewing stand on Monday during the city's Memorial Day Parade on Congress Street.

  • Teacher's wet

    Sixth-grade math teacher Sarah Gavitt takes one for the team last week in a dunk tank fundraiser put on by students in Moore Middle School's Invisible Children Club. The students raised money for a lunch program in a school attended by their pen pals in Malawi, Africa. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Falmouth council candidates to participate in public forum

    FALMOUTH — The four candidates for two Town Council seats will face off next week in a question-and-answer forum sponsored by The Forecaster. Incumbent Councilors Will Armitage and Joe Wrobleski and challengers Fred Chase and Mark Soule will answer questions submitted online by the pu... 2

  • Update: Police tentatively identify murder victim as South Portland woman

    PORTLAND — Police have tentatively identified the woman whose body was found in a burning apartment Monday evening. Her accused killer, meanwhile, remained in Cumberland County Jail pending a judge's decision about bail. The victim, 18-year-old Zoe Sarnacki, was a Sou...

  • Dining Dish: Chefs pitch in for Taste of the Nation

    Dining Dish: Chefs pitch in for Taste of the Nation   The fourth annual Share Our Strength fundraiser, Taste of the Nation, is fast approaching. The food and drink event takes place this year at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ove...