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  • Portland runs to benefit Hear ME Now

    PORTLAND — Registration is open for the Hear ME Run 5K, 10K and fun runs on Sunday, Sept. 14. The races along Back Cove and Eastern Promenade benefit Falmouth-based Hear Me Now's services for adults and children with hearing loss. The rain-or-shine event features prizes for ov...

  • Mercy Hospital in Portland takes step for Fore River growth, consolidation

    PORTLAND — Mercy Hospital has taken initial steps for a major expansion along the Fore River that will end the hospital's presence downtown by 2018. The hospital is seeking to amend a conditional zone agreement reached with the city in 2001 that paved the way for it to build on the F...

  • Rock 'em, sock 'em soccer

    Bowdoin College's Northern Bites team watches closely as their robot battles for the ball with a competing robot from the University of Texas on May 2 when Bowdoin hosted the 2009 RoboCup U.S. Open. Competitors had to create software for the two-legged robots, which could independently play soccer a...

  • Bath high school students tackle racial prejudice in 'Mockingbird'

    BATH — Morse High School senior Mason Davenport said he faces his most challenging role ever in taking on the character of vehement racist Bob Ewell. He plays one of the most reprehensible characters in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," directed by drama and English...

  • Deere season

    Cassidy Dean, 4, of Cumberland, hitches a ride on a big bucket loader at Hall Implement in Windham recently as her father, Tom Dean, looks on. Cassidy was one of several children who took advantage of a special VIP day at Hall for members of the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network. (Contributed...

  • Brunswick starts clucking about chickens; board to consider allowing hens downtown

    BRUNSWICK – Backyard chickens could soon be coming to roost downtown, but the Town Council warned advocates not to count their fowl before a new ordinance is hatched. The council voted unanimously on Monday to begin reviewing an amendment that would allow some residents to keep up...

  • Brunswick council to consider grants for Oxford Aviation, fire station renovations

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday set public hearings for $1.86 million in bonds for the School Department, but it may soon consider endorsing grant applications for several other projects, including Oxford Aviation's planned expansion to Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The to... 2

  • RSU 5, state education chief to discuss relief for Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 representatives and Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh will meet with Education Commissioner Susan Gendron this evening in Augusta. They hope to negotiate a way to reduce the cost of education in Pownal, where residents will vote June 9 in a ...

  • Scarborough pit bull owner agrees to pay $5K in damages

    SCARBOROUGH — A Burnham Road man whose pit bulls attacked a young girl and killed her puppy last year has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages, attorney Elliott Epstein said. On Monday, May 4, Justice Roland Cole ordered Joseph Bowser, 48, of Burnham Road, to pay the settlement by the ...

  • Proposed Freeport budget shrinks, rainy day fund may be created

    FREEPORT — The proposed fiscal 2010 budget is down about $71,000 from this year, but reductions in state aid could result in additional budget cuts and tax increases.