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

    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 ...

  • Snowy Egret Day is Aug. 8

    SCARBOROUGH —The town and a number of organizations are sponsoring Snowy Egret Day, an activity-packed wildlife celebration geared toward both children and adults. Scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  the day offers many different activities to entertain and e...

  • Youth field day Aug. 15 at Scarborough Fish & Game

    SCARBOROUGH —Scarborough Fish & Game Association, at 70 Holmes Road, will host its annual Maine Youth Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The no-cost event is open to all Maine youth from ages 8 to 15, giving them a chance to participate in orienteering (map and c...

  • Scarborough nomination papers available

    SCARBOROUGH — For any Scarborough resident who intends to run for municipal office, nomination papers are available at the town clerk's office. Elections will be held for two, three-year Town Council seats, three, three-year Board of Education seats and two, three-year Sanitary Distri...

  • Reserved parking

    Despite foggy weather, the annual Lobster Boat Races in Harpswell last weekend brought out plenty of spectators, including some who watched from the comfort of a car.

  • Short-term pain worth it for long-awaited South Portland sound wall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Much has changed in the 50 years since Paul "Andy" Anderson and his wife, Geri, bought their Hall Street home. It was once so quiet the couple of 62 years couldn't sleep without the steady hum of traffic they had grown accustomed to on Park Avenue in Po...

  • Theater group preserves past, creates a future in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Wednesday afternoon, Christine Marshall was on a ladder, sanding away the last of seven layers of paint that hid the natural fir grains of support beams in the old Hutchins Elementary school.  Marshall, artistic director of Mad Horse Theatre company, is one of a half...

  • BIW's latest ship named for self-sacrificing Marine

    BATH — The christening of DDG 109 on Saturday reflected two emotional experiences: pride and joy from the family and friends of Cpl. Jason Dunham as the new ship was delivered by Bath Iron Works in his name, and sadness that the sacrifice for which the young man was being honored was one that ... 1

  • I-295 north in Topsham reopens

    TOPSHAM — A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 295 North from Topsham to Gardiner reopened on Monday afternoon, 20 days ahead of schedule following a major road rehabilitation project. The seven-week project, handled by Pike Industries for the Maine Department of Transportation, compr...