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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Libbytown future topic of Portland workshop

    PORTLAND — Growth in Libbytown along outer Congress Street will be the topic of a Dec. 11 public workshop at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. The 6 p.m. workshop is part of the larger Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System Land Use and Transit Technical Assistance...

  • RTP, METRO clash over federal funds

    PORTLAND — Increasing budget pressure is pitting two local transportation providers against each other.  Leaders of METRO and the Regional Transportation Program, a non-profit agency that serves elderly and disabled riders in Cumberland County, are clashing over the distribution ...

  • Best feet forward: Portland kickball team plays for national title in Las Vegas

    PORTLAND — As evening settled on the freshly soaked sod along Back Cove Monday night, groups of school-aged children played soccer in Payson Park while a smattering of dog-walkers stopped briefly to take in the action.  But, on a nondescript piece of grass, just beyond the illum... 1

  • Congress extends Downeaster funding through October, long-term outlook still uncertain

    PORTLAND — The federal funds that keep the Amtrak Downeaster rolling will continue to flow for another month, thanks to a last-minute resolution by Congress on Sept. 30. But just how long the subsidy will continue is still uncertain. The Congestion Mitigation and Air ...

  • Freeport Police Beat: Oct. 6

    Arrests 9/26 at 3:37 a.m. Steven Creps, 19, of Durham, was arrested by Officer Joseph Pelletier on charges of operating under the influence and a minor consuming alcohol.  9/26 at 2:42 p.m. Mary Taylor, 32, of Old Country Road, was arrested by Off...

  • North Yarmouth family praises local support after lightning ignites house

    NORTH YARMOUTH — As she stood outside the charred shell of her home on Monday, Sherri Curit was more thankful for what had been saved than sorrowful over what her family had lost. Lightning struck a well outside the 400 Royal Road house she shares with her husband, Maurice Curit, at ...

  • Yarmouth man escapes serious injury in Chebeague Island hunting accident

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A Yarmouth man was struck in the chest by a shotgun pellet while hunting pheasants Thursday morning, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. James Morrill, 59, was hunting with three friends when he and his dog headed into lilac bushes ...

  • Alpacas' best friend

    It only takes a few pieces of carrot for Dana Perkins of South Portland to become the alpacas' best friend at Longwoods Alpaca Farm in Cumberland on Saturday, Sept. 26. The farm and more than 30 others across the state were open to visitors for the annual Alpaca Open Farm Weekend.

  • Homecoming bonfire at Mt. Ararat

    Homecoming festivities after the Mt. Ararat-Oxford Hills football game on Sept. 25 included a bonfire attended by many students in Topsham. Despite the loss on the gridiron, the Mt. Ararat High School kids had a good time in the chilly weather.