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  • TD Beach to Beacon 10K adds $23K for fastest Americans

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Dunkin' Donuts is now a sponsor of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and will add $23,000 in prize money. The 18th annual race will be held this year on Aug. 1. The prize money from t...

  • Harpswell report says rising sea threatens town roads

    HARPSWELL — Some of the town's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to rising seas, according to a new report. The report, "Harpswell Coastal Flooding Risk Assessment," prepared by the Midcoast Council of Governments, is the culmination of a project started in January. A...

  • Color Run requires South Portland street closings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Road closings will be in effect Sunday morning, June 28, for the Color Run 5K Road Race. Approximately 6,000 runners have signed up for the race, which begins at Southern Maine Community College, winds through Willard Square, and ends at Bug Light Park. During t...

  • North Yarmouth clerk makes sure veterans aren't forgotten

    NORTH YARMOUTH — When it comes to procuring cemetery memorials for the town's forgotten military veterans, Town Clerk Debbie Grover leaves no stone unturned. With Independence Day around the corner, she said, it's a particularly good time to remember those who fought to secure and ma...

  • North Yarmouth town manager gets 1-year contract extension

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen narrowly approved extending Town Manager Rosemary Roy's contract for another year. Selectmen voted 3-2 June 16 for the one-year contract extension. The panel voted

  • UNE, National Guard close land-for-Portland-armory deal

    PORTLAND — A land swap between the University of New England and the Maine Army National Guard has been completed. The deal giving the university the 65,000-square-foot armory at 772 Stevens Ave. in North Deering in exchange for 29 acres of land in Saco was closed last week, spokeswo...

  • Portland park vigil fights homelessness

    Homeless Voices for Justice advocate Jim Devine sings the blues in Portland's Post Office Park on June 19 during the eighth annual Longest Day of Homelessness Summer Solstice Vigil. From sunrise at 4:59 a.m. to sunset at 8:26 p.m., activists and supporters shared stories in the park on Middle Str...

  • Teaching pride in Portland

    The Pride Parade on Saturday, June 20, in Portland included the first formal participation by the city's School Deparment. Some students and staff have marched in the annual parade since the 1990s, but this was the first time the school district sanctioned participation by staff, School Board mem...

  • Portland panel maps procedure to reuse Reed School

    PORTLAND — The task force charged with recommending ways to reuse the vacant Thomas B. Reed School has completed its work. At its fifth and final meeting on June...

  • Interstate 295 ramp work begins in Portland

    PORTLAND — A ramp improvement project is underway at Interstate 295 Exit 6 at Forest Avenue. The $1.71 million Maine Department of Transportation project is designed to alleviate traffic backups on the ramps while improving accommodations for pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Fo...