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

    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 ...

  • Back in business

    Gov. John Baldacci joins Freeport Wild Bird Supply owners Darren and Jeanette Lovitch, right, and Jeanette's parents, Anne-Liss and Pat Morss, after purchasing a baffle for the Blaine House bird feeder last Saturday. The governor visited the store in support of what he called a great effort to move ...

  • MRRA loses bid for Brunswick base housing, eyes land

    BRUNSWICK —  Spurned in its attempt to acquire the 702 military housing units that will be vacated with the 2011 closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, the authority implementing the reuse plan for the base has vowed to obtain the land beneath the homes.   And if it does, Exe...

  • Flying lesson

    James Heffernan 7, of South Portland, gets familiar with a fly rod with a little help from Trout Unlimited's Dave Bowie at the Casco Bay YMCA's Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 18, in Freeport. The annual event promotes healthy living through exercise, diet and getting outside. Other activities i...

  • Freeport middle, high school problem solvers to compete internationally

    FREEPORT — The high school and middle school Future Problem Solving teams came in first place at the state level and have gained a spot in the International Competition in May. Freeport will represent Maine in the senior and middle divisions of the Future Problem Solving Internati...

  • Freeport Lioness Club wants to add more to their pride

    FREEPORT — Members of the Lioness Club, a women's volunteer community service group, have been actively involved in charity events and fundraising in the area for the past 31 years. While the organizations and the charities they support are serious, President Cindi LaHaye said it is a priority for...

  • Cumberland-Portland firefighter's trial expected in May

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A Cumberland and Portland firefighter accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls is expected to go on trial in May. Craig Rawnsley, 41, faces eight felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four misdemeanor counts, including two for unlawful sexual touching ...

  • Art imitates art

    Connolly adjusts her camera as she recreates Rockwell's painting with the help of boxers from the Portland Boxing Club. (Rich Obrey photo) 1

  • Audit 'first big step' to cutting Portland energy costs, emissions

    PORTLAND — Experts are currently conducting energy audits of more than 50 city and school buildings with the goal of reducing Portland's carbon footprint and energy costs. Solid Waste Manager Troy Moon, who is overseeing the project, said auditors from Massachusetts-based Ameresc...