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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 ...

  • Land trust uses grants for trail development, GIS mapping

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is using nearly $15,000 in grants it recently received to support its conservation program. That program focuses on land protection, education and stewardship to ensure the future of the Kennebec Estuary, as well as to promote the estuary's ...

  • 30th South Portland Art in the Park to add more fun for kids

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parents are going to find more entertainment options for their children at the 30th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Mill Creek Park. Chinese flower folding has been added to the children's area, which this year will also feature three performances ...

  • Summer events wrap up at Topsham library

    TOPSHAM — A summer of adventure and entertainment organized by Topsham Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department wraps up next month in the Highlands Room of the library at 25 Foreside Road. The 98-minute movie "Race to Witch Mountain" will be screened at...

  • Nomination papers for South Portland elections available at City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents interested in running for elected city offices may pick up nomination papers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. City Council seats representing District 3 and District 4, and School Board seats from District 3, District 4 and District 5 are up for grabs in N...

  • Correction

    A story in the July 24 edition of The Forecaster should have said nomination papers are available in Brunswick for the District 3 School Board seat now held by Eileen Murphy.

  • Bath police, volunteers receive national award

    BATH — The Police Department and Community Policing last month received the National Neighborhood Watch Award of Excellence. The National Sheriffs Association presented the award jointly with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the NSA 69th annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, F...

  • South Portland, Freeport exits on southbound I-295 close for repairs

    PORTLAND — Motorists in Portland, South Portland and Freeport can expect detours at two exits on Interstate 295. The Department of Transportation has closed the Exit 4 southbound on-ramp from the Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Portland through Tuesday, Sept. 15, while construction ...

  • South Portland City Council balks at putting health-care benefit to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Even though there doesn't appear to be enough support to put taxpayer-financed health insurance for councilors to voters in November, the City Council on Monday, Aug. 3, will publicly discuss the benefit that costs about $70,000 a year. At a workshop July 27 at th... 2