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  • Volk casts shadow in Scarborough House District 29 election

    SCARBOROUGH — To fill the seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Amy Volk, voters in Maine House District 29 can choose from her former opponent in a hotly contested election, and the political newcomer Volk has hand-picked to succeed her. Democrat Paul Aranson mounted a strong ...

  • Cape Elizabeth library bond: 'Right price at the right time'?

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to decide on a renovation bond for Thomas Memorial Library that is less expensive than a failed referendum two years ago. The renovations would cost $4 million, opposed to the $6 million borrowing plan presented to voters in 2012.

  • Summer brings Falmouth road construction projects

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation begins work this week on a section of Brook Road between Blackstrap Road and the Westbrook city line. In a project that Parks and Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said will last through August, workers will tear up the existing p...

  • Inch by inch

    Members of the Plane Janes team dig in and pull during the Jet Plane Pull at the Portland Jetport on June 13, all to raise money for the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter. Twelve teams of 20 competed in the event, using brute strength to pull a FedEx Boeing 737 jet 12 feet in as short a time as possi...

  • Celebrating diversity

    Rebecca San performs a traditional Cambodian dance during the third annual Bayside World Market & Fair at Portland High School on June 13. Organized by the Bayside Neighborhood Association and the Portland School Department, the event celebrates the rich diversity of downtown Portland. (Rich Obr...

  • Fee hikes, fairground concerts face Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Requirements for concerts and parimutuel horse racing independent of the annual county fair are expected to be established for the Cumberland Fairgrounds after a public hearing Monday, June 22. Under the newly elected leadership of Chairman Ron Copp, the Town Council...

  • Correction

    A photo on Page 9 of the June 10 edition of The Forecaster should have identified Heather Muzzy as valedictorian of the Deering High School Class of 2009.

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters OK school budget on 2nd attempt

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 budget, defeated in a tie vote three weeks ago, was approved Tuesday by voters in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The budget passed by just more than 100 votes, 757-645, or 54 percent to 46 percent. Total turnout was nearly 16 perc...

  • Yarmouth-based GrowSmart nears fundraising goal, minus its founder

    YARMOUTH — After a flurry of donations, and despite the resignation this week of its founder and president, GrowSmart Maine is confident it will meet a short-term fundraising goal of $60,000 and be able to remain in operation. Communication Director Christian McNeil on Tuesday morning said ...

  • Yarmouth Latchstring winners passionate about schools, children, art, libraries

    YARMOUTH — When Mary and Charles Callanan were invited to their neighbor's house for dessert and to watch a high school baseball award ceremony on cable television, they did not think anything was out of the ordinary. But as they settled in to watch the ceremony, they realized a Town Council mee...