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  • Freeport Town Council takes stand on referendum questions

    FREEPORT — With Election Day less than a month away, Town Councilors took a stand Tuesday on three statewide referendums questions: repeal of school consolidation, excise tax reduction and limits on state and local government spending.

  • Freeport Merchants Association won't be part of chamber of commerce

    FREEPORT — After almost two years of negotiations, a Freeport chamber of commerce will be created, but without the Freeport Merchants Association. Sande Updegraph, executive director of the Freeport Economic Development Corp., said the FMA decided to remain independent and focus on tourism ...

  • Lightning strike cripples systems at Falmouth Town Hall

    FALMOUTH — It's almost business as usual again at Town Hall after a lightning strike caused thousands of dollars in damage to many of the building's systems and much of its equipment. The problems were discovered Sunday morning, Oct. 4, when an employee noticed the elevator was st...

  • Rain takes toll on Cumberland County Fair attendance

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland County Fair saw a drop in attendance this year due to rain throughout the week-long event, the fair president said on Tuesday. "We lost a good portion of (opening day) because of the rain," Bruce Flanigan said, adding that the fair was also ...

  • Barbara Bush at MMC

    Former first lady Barbara Bush reads to young patients at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Oct. 1 as one of the kids, 5-year-old Kody Pike, makes friends with Bush's dog Minnie.

  • 18th Maine Marathon

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson fired a small, but loud, cannon to start the 18th annual Peak Performance Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay on Baxter Boulevard Sunday, Oct. 4, sending approximately 3,000 runners on their way into Falmouth, Cumberland and back. Results in Sports, Page 13.

  • Oktoberfest brings southern rock legends to Portland to raise money for troops, veterans

    PORTLAND — Bringing the sounds of southern rock to Maine, the Marshall Tucker Band headlines this weekend's Falmouth Rotary Oktoberfest Troops Fundraiser. The location has been changed from the open-air venue at Hadlock Field to Merrill Auditorium because of the threat of inclemen...

  • Museum open house to spotlight history of Portland firefighters

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of pieces of the city's firefighting history will be on display Saturday on Spring Street. The Portland Fire Museum is hosting its sixth annual open house with a block party, antique fire trucks, a jazz band and items from the Portland Veteran Firemen's Associa...