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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Cheverus High School in Portland names next president

    PORTLAND — The Rev. George E. Collins has been selected as Cheverus High School's 19th president. Collins currently serves as the director of campus ministry at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He will succeed

  • Commentary: Mainers find a Cuba in search of itself

    Editor's note: Perry B. Newman is a former columnist for The Forecaster who lives in South Portland and Boston, and writes from time to time about international affairs. He recently traveled to Cuba with a group organized by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. PORTLAN...

  • Falmouth man convicted of tax fraud at Yarmouth business

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County jury has found a 66-year-old Falmouth man guilty of multiple counts related to tax evasion, crimes he committed as president of a former poker chip manufacturing company based in Yarmouth. John M. Kendall remains free on bail pending sentencing, accordi...

  • UMaine student from South Portland on a body-building journey

    ORONO — Looking through competition videos on YouTube, Sacre Bahati maintains a distinct focus. His muscles tense subtlety when he sees an icon, Serge Nubret, take the stage in a 1970s competitions. Bahati observes his idol’s graceful, yet purposeful moves on stage, and the awe...

  • Beach to Beacon sign-up sets speed record

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 2015 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race registered 4,000 runners in a record time on March 13. Participants signed up in 4 minutes 15 seconds, breaking the record set last year by 17 seconds.  There are 1,950 spots remaining through a lottery, which is a chanc...

  • Scarborough adopts historic property list, incentives

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday approved the designation of 48 properties as historic, including the Higgins Beach Inn on Ocean Avenue,...

  • South Portland panel sets ambitious recycling goal, with eye toward limiting plastics, foam

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Energy and Recycling Committee has set a goal for the city to raise the overall recycling rate from the current 28.74 percent, to 35 percent in tw...

  • Cape Elizabeth High School prom project helps others, appeals to crafty students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When an organization at Cape Elizabeth High School decided to hold a contest, the members thought they would just be helping girls who wanted to go to prom. They’ve now realized their efforts have had a much larger impact, as they have spurred student creativit...