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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Innkeepers cut rates to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    FREEPORT — As a way to promote spring travel and help support Habitat for Humanity, local inns will slash their rates in April and May. The program is in its seventh year and has been a g...

  • New Veterans Memorial Bridge due by July 2012

    PORTLAND — Plans to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Portland and South Portland were unveiled by the Maine Department of Transportation on Feb. 4 at Mercy Hospital's Fore River campus. The $63 million replacement bridge will be taller than the existing structure, wi...

  • Frigid fundraisers in Bath

    The temperature on Front Street in downtown Bath was 9 degrees when 40 participants took off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in a run/walk to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and Haiti earthquake relief. Phil Coyne, left in orange, organized the event in less than a week with support from Per...

  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Testing offered for 2010 Census employment

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents interested in 2010 Census employment are encouraged to attend applicant testing by the U.S. Census Bureau at the Scarborough Public Library. To register for a testing session, call the bureau at 866-861-2010. The test takes a half hour and an application may b...

  • Scarborough legislators to hold office hours

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Peggy Pendleton and Sean Flaherty will hold office hours Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kitchen & Cork, 400 Expedition Drive. The hours are an informal way for constituents to voice their opinions and concerns with the two Democratic legis...

  • Herbie, Yarmouth's giant elm, determined to be 217 years old

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Forest Service says Herbie, the town's massive Elm tree, was 217 years old when it was cut down Jan. 19. Herbie's rings were counted by Peter Lammert of the Maine Forest Service. Lammert estimated upon first review that the tree was 212. On Jan. 29, the fore...

  • South Portland enacts moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and accepted more than $310,000 in Homeland Security grants. The council also approved a plan to designate Officer Frank Stepnick as a computer crimes investigator for th...