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

    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 ...

  • Falmouth-raised filmmakers' documentary uses Maine backdrop to explore life, mortality

    FALMOUTH — A childhood hobby-turned-profession for two brothers has taken the pair back to examine their grandparents' legacy and compelled them to explore universal issues of life and mortality in "Once More to the Cabin," their documentary premiering at the

  • After defeat at polls, RSU 5 board hopes to make better case for fiscal 2010 budget

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board plans a public relations offensive to gain the support of voters who rejected a proposed $23.5 million budget on June 25. On July 1, with fewer than 30 residents in attendance, the board developed a schedule that includes taking public comments on W...

  • Berry, berry good

    Margaret, left, and Joe Ryan of Cape Elizabeth were two of the hundreds who showed up for the first Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Fest at Maxwell's Farm on June 27 to enjoy crafts, pick some strawberries and, best of all, eat the fresh berries with whipped cream. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Goodwin named interim director at Bath library

    BATH — The committee searching for a replacement for Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips named Peter Goodwin the interim director, effective July 13. Phillips, who has served as director since 2003 and began volunteering at the library in 1979, announced her resignation on ...

  • Jury finds Scarborough Downs negligent, awards harness driver $400K

    PORTLAND — The owners of Scarborough Downs have been found negligent and ordered to pay $400,000 in damages as a result of a 2006 harness racing accident that severely injured a sulky driver. After a 3 1/2-day trial, a Cumberland County Superior Court jury took one hour to come ba... 2

  • Historical Society leads July 4 celebrations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Benjamin Franklin will make an appearance at Bug Light Park to begin the Fourth of July celebration put on by the South Portland Historical Society. The society also hopes to open its new museum, recently relocated to near the entrance of Bug Light Park. A shipyar...

  • South Portland seeks clarity on library board's role ahead of union contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are hoping to clarify the role of the city's Library Advisory Board in anticipation of the first labor contract with the library union. Library workers voted to unionize in 2006, but have since failed to reach a contract with the city. After a state...

  • Pine Point residents propose alternate plan for Scarborough land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point residents group has presented an alternative design for a land swap that the town has proposed forging with the owners of the Lighthouse Inn on Depot Street. In addition, the Pine Point Residents Association has started circulating a petition presenting ...