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  • Can new development rescue Brunswick plazas built for big-box stores?

    BRUNSWICK — When the Brunswick Naval Air Station shut down, thousands of consumers who supported businesses in the area disappeared.  At the same time, the country was in the throes of one of the worst economic recessions in history, crippling retailers and other businesses...

  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Dropout comes back to graduate on time at Portland High

    PORTLAND — Slovanka Diep dropped out of school in her freshman year, unhappy with her teachers and courses at Deering High School. When she resolved to return to school her sophomore year, Diep was told that DHS was full and her records had been purged from the system. ...

  • Portland skatepark fundraising nears completion

    PORTLAND — Nearly five years after beginning the search for a new skatepark site, the committee responsible for planning and supporting the park is closing in on its fundraising goal. The city announced recently that the Skatepark Committee was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ton...