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  • Bikers leave South Portland for NYC, seeking climate action

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Well-wishers and environmentalists gathered at the Community Center Wednesday morning to send off Whitehall Avenue resident Bob Klotz as he began a 350-mile bike ride to New York City in support of the People's Climate March. Klotz, local representative of the e...

  • Pending appeal, ruling restores public access to Harpswell beach

    HARPSWELL — Shoreline access proponents claimed victory this week after a judge upheld the public's right to use a private road on Bailey Island to reach nearby Cedar Beach.  In a 73-page ruling issued Monday, Sept. 15, Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills s...

  • 3 Yarmouth council candidates, 2 seats; School Board uncontested

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are vying for two Town Council seats in the June election, but only one would be a newcomer to the council. Steve Woods, a member of the Planning Board, is running against incumbent long-time Councilor Erving Bickford and Carl Winslow, who is trying to return to t... 1

  • Falmouth council nixes workforce housing plan

    FALMOUTH — After establishing a commission a year ago to pursue an affordable housing development on town-owned property, the Town Council Tuesday killed the proposal. Although councilors praised the Workforce Housing Commission and Developers Collaborative for their work, most ha...

  • Teacher's wet

    Sixth-grade math teacher Sarah Gavitt takes one for the team last week in a dunk tank fundraiser put on by students in Moore Middle School's Invisible Children Club. The students raised money for a lunch program in a school attended by their pen pals in Malawi, Africa. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • 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...