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  • Hillary Clinton rallies Scarborough crowd in support of Michaud

    SCARBOROUGH — Hillary Clinton drew a crowd of about 1,400 to Scarborough High School Friday night as she led a rally in support of gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine. The former U.S. secretary of state, senator, presidential candidate and first lady said Michaud,...

  • Brunswick firm plans senior housing for former Navy hotel

    BRUNSWICK — Local elder-care provider Rousseau Enterprises intends to convert the former U.S. Navy hotel at Brunswick Landing into a 122-apartment building.  The project, Coastal Landing Apartments, was approved by a Sept. 25 Brunswick Planning Department staff review. The ...

  • Freeport school properties turned over to RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The Town Council transferred three school properties to Regional School Unit 5 Tuesday night. The council's 7-0 vote was contingent on similar votes by selectmen in Pownal and Durham. Town Manager Dale Olmstead said he was 80 percent confident that if Maine voters deci...

  • Entwistle era ends in Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — The school chief has packed up his desk and is ready to move on. Superintendent George Entwistle III will take charge of Belmont, Mass. schools next week, after five years in Falmouth. Assistant Superintendent Barbara Powers will become interim superintendent as the Sch...

  • Cumberland councilors OK fairground concerts, move forward with yard waste fees

    CUMBERLAND — Town Councilors heard no opposition Monday night to allowing concerts and pari-mutuel horse racing at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, and moved forward with new yard waste fees and a new Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Concerts and pari-mutuel horse racing will now be allow...

  • Beautifying Back Cove

    Hope Lanza, right, and Sandra Wachholz, left, are among the volunteers who helped the Maine YardScaping Partnership install more than 400 trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as a wildflower meadow, on June 18 and 19 at the Back Cove YardScaping Demonstration Project. The goal of the project is to ...

  • Longest day of homelessness

    A small crowd of people stood in rainy Monument Square on Friday, June 19, at noon to mark the summer solstice and bring attention to the plight of the working poor and homeless. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Meals on Wheels provider hopes participants will warm to microwaveable meals

    SCARBOROUGH — The local organization that runs the southern Maine Meals on Wheels program has implemented a change to its food preparation that will allow it to continue and potentially expand its level of service. But just the word change can be hard to swallow. Dire...

  • Freeport artist gives new meaning to 'recycling'

    FREEPORT — Most of us see a bucket of old bike parts as junk, useless scrap destined for the landfill. Worn out cogs, broken chains, flat tires and warped disc breaks do not strike the average person as potential works of art. But that is exactly how Angela Armstrong sees them. ...

  • Regional School Unit 5 budget rests with voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham go to the polls Thursday, June 25, to either approve or reject a $23.5 million school budget for Regional School Unit 5. This is the first RSU 5 budget validation referendum, although residents from the three towns approved the budget's 18...