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  • Portland police charge New Gloucester men with racially motivated attack

    PORTLAND — Two brothers face assault and civil rights charges after an attack police say was racially motivated. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch on Tuesday said Charles Bean Jr., 35, and Benjamin Bean, 30, both of New Gloucester, were arrested around 5:20 p.m. April 19 in an...

  • Falmouth forest harvest plan in place

    FALMOUTH — A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill Community Forest beginning in the winter of 2016. The plan, which was recommended by the Land Management Acquisition ...

  • Cape Elizabeth expected to vote again on Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although they voted overwhelmingly three years ago against charging fees at Fort Williams Park, residents are now likely to have a chance to change their minds. At a Town Council workshop on Monday, Jan. 25, councilors informally agreed to send the parking fee p...

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...

  • Freeport Rotary offers sand, salt for seniors

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Rotary Club will provide five-gallon buckets of salt and sand at no charge for senior citizens in Freeport and Pownal, for use on driveways and walkways. It can be received by calling Ring's Marine Service's in South Freeport at 865-6143.

  • Valentine's art at Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT — An exhibit featuring Valentine's Day greeting cards and postcards from the turn of the century through the 1940s opens at the Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 4. The items are from the historical society archives and private collections. Bev...

  • Pond Party

    Local band Low Flying Airplanes provide entertainment on Sunday, Jan. 24, for a Pond Party hosted by the Yarmouth High School Interact Club behind the Key Bank building on Main Street. The event, which raised money for fuel assistance, included skating, pick-up hockey games, a bonfire and refreshmen...

  • Brunswick base agency to seek grant from town, but not necessarily for Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station plans to pursue funding for an estimated $800,000 paint booth at the base, but it's unclear who will use the asset. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, confirmed this week...

  • Scarborough GOP caucuses Saturday

    SCARBOROUGH — Republicans are invited to the Republican Town Committee caucus at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Chambers A and B at Scarborough Town Hall. According to Chairwoman Annalee Rosenblatt, business of the caucus will be completed by about 1 p.m. The purpose of the caucus ...

  • Scarborough camp to accept registrations

    SCARBOROUGH — Registration opens for summer camp at Camp Ketcha on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Started more than 45 years ago, Camp Ketcha at 336 Black Point Road offers traditional camp for children 3 to 14 years old, as well as a variety of specialty and horseback-riding camp programs. It als...