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  • Obama, Hillary Clinton to rally for Michaud

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud will get more support from national party figures with visits from President Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the Michaud campaign, Clinton will appe...

  • Brunswick zoning committee plans new rewrite

    BRUNSWICK — The committee directing the town's zoning overhaul has set a new target of June to bring an updated ordinance to the Town Council for approval. Planning Director Anna Breinich reported on the new timeline at Tuesday's Planni...

  • Polling place bus service planned in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A special Election Day bus service will be offered to help get people to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  The Brunswick Explorer will make an additional stop at the polls at Brunswick Junior High School on Colombia Avenue in between its regular Parkview Hospital a...

  • Habitat homeowner looks forward to stability in Freeport

    FREEPORT — After moving eight times in last dozen years, Heidi Randall and her daughter Dylan have found a permanent home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. Although the two moved into the home at 1 Hummingbird Lane in July, a dedication ceremony was held Tuesday in...

  • Most Freeport town councilors support measure to leave RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Six of the seven town councilors on Tuesday said they support the town's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Councilor Kristina Egan was the only one who said she will vote against the withdrawal referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot. The comments, made during a publi...

  • Mystery mural: Origin of Town Hall painting piques Falmouth official's curiosity

    FALMOUTH — For the past year, one question has plagued a town official whenever he walks through Town Hall: who painted the large mural in the first-floor hallway? Theo Holtwijk, director of long range planning, has been hunting for an answer to this mystery since last December....

  • Portland Irish center gets $10K preservation grant

    PORTLAND — Things are looking up at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. “There is a lot of good news and we are looking to share it,” Vinny O'Malley, a center advisory council member, said Monday in advance of a Wednesday news conference with Mayor Michael Bren...

  • Yarmouth seeks director of economic development

    YARMOUTH — The town plans to hire its first economic development director to lead an effort to attract more businesses. According to the town website, the director will be expected to work with different town departments and services to "support and enhance the features and programs ...

  • High school counselor is Bath Citizen of the Year

    BATH — A Morse High School guidance counselor and the organizers of Bath Random Acts of Kindness Day were among those who were honored Saturday on Citizen Involvement Day. The 16th annual awards ceremony was held at Waterfront Park as part of

  • Falmouth police use con to find contractor accused of fraud

    FALMOUTH — Police used a sting operation to arrest a man facing several complaints for home-repair fraud. Richard Myers, 41, was arrested Oct. 8 without incident at a local bar, police said. Myers is accused of taking money to do home repairs and never doing the work. He ...