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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 ...

  • Scarborough's Gym Dandies wheel their way to NYC

    SCARBOROUGH — Spectators at New York City's Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 13 will get a break from the usual procession when they’re treated to a performance by 150 students on unicycles. The cyclists are members of the Gym Dandies, a circus troupe in which over 2,000 S...

  • Candidates square off for 2 S.P. council seats

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two races for City Council positions are currently underway, with seats in District 1 and District 5 up for grabs.  On the Nov. 4 ballot, Claude Morgan and incumbent Councilor Michael Pock will vie to represent District 1, which consists of the northeastern...

  • S.P. grants liquor license, sets refuse rules

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of the City Council faced a difficult decision at an Oct. 6 meeting, after receiving an application for a liquor license from a former drunk-driving offender. The council ultimately decided to grant the license to the applicant, Peter J. Verrill Jr., of ...

  • Scarborough River dredging to resume

    SCARBOROUGH — After months on hold, dredging of the Scarborough River will resume in November under a $2.3 million contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen a new contractor for the project, which was originally supposed to start last October. The job will now be complete...

  • Brunswick High seniors ask board to up grad budget

    BRUNSWICK — A group of Brunswick High School seniors on Wednesday petitioned the School Board to put more money towards funding high school graduation at Bowdoin College. In an appeal to board members, Sarah Judd, the treasurer for the BHS Class of 2015 and Lancelot Naipier-Kane, the...

  • Sirocki faces Ely in House District 28

    SCARBOROUGH — The race to represent District 28 in the Maine House pits a two-term incumbent and supporter of Gov. Paul LePage against a political newcomer. Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is seeking her third consecutive term in the House, where she serves on the Health and Human Se...

  • Harpswell asked to share Cedar Beach legal fees

    HARPSWELL — The victors in a court battle over Cedar Beach Road are asking the town to help pay some of their legal costs.  Members of Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters told selectmen on Oct. 2 that they plan to ask the town to help reimburse the court expenses incurred t...

  • AG: Bath, Lewiston appliance store to file bankruptcy bid

    BATH — A longtime appliance retailer that abruptly closed its Bath and Lewiston stores last month will file for bankruptcy protection, according to an examiner in the Maine attorney general's office. Martha Currier, a complaint examiner in the AG's Consumer Protection Division, said ...