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  • South Portland cafe to take its reality-TV bow

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For two months, the Fogg family has had to keep quiet about what went on behind closed doors during a reality-TV makeover of Uncle Andy's Diner. But on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10 p.m., they'll relive the restaurant's turbulent remodeling, along with a nation...

  • Brunswick police, firefighters rescue woman who jumped from bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police pulled a woman from the Androscoggin River late Tuesday afternoon after she jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Maine State Police notified Brunswick police at 5:43 p.m. that a woman called 911 from the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and told them sh...

  • Falmouth music student wins prestigious competition

    FALMOUTH — A Falmouth High School rising senior has won a national music competition for students. Emma Mooradian, 17, competed against 10 other student musicians from across the nation at the New England Music Camp in Sidney to win the camp's annual Concerto Competition. 

  • Portland Public Library to store some city documents

    PORTLAND — Research into city history and government could soon require a trip to the Portland Public Library instead of City Hall. On Aug. 4, the City Council unanimously approved an agreement to move archived documents from a City Hall vault to the library's Portland Room at 5 Monu...

  • Back to school: Expanded middle school, new superintendent in Cumberland-North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The new school year, which begins in two weeks, marks a time of transition in School Administrative District 51. A new superintendent heads the Cumberland-North Yarmouth district for the first time in two decades, and a school that operated in North Yarmouth for 36 years...

  • Grant seeds irrigation for Yarmouth Community Garden

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Community Garden has received a grant that will benefit not only the garden volunteers, but the surrounding community. The garden, on East Main Street, has received a grant of $3,100 from the Maine Local Foods Grant Program to install a drip irrigation sy...

  • Preparing for a Portland-Falmouth bridge bash

    George Tuttle uses an acetylene torch to cut steel Monday, Aug. 11, on the old Martin's Point Bridge between Portland and Falmouth. A new bridge, which opened to Veranda Street-Route 1 traffic in June, will be celebrated with an event called the Martin's Point Bridge Bash on Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m...

  • SummerFest returns Friday in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The annual SummerFest returns to the high school sports complex on Friday, Aug. 15. The free festival begins at 4 p.m. with food, entertainment and family activities, including a magic show from 5-5:45 p.m., a dunk tank, pony rides, carnival games, raffles and info...

  • Come one, come all: In Yarmouth, former mime touts health benefits of circus arts for kids

    YARMOUTH — Mikeal Van Mierlo grasps two sticks, one in each hand, connected by a long string. In the middle, the 11-year-old balances an hourglass-shaped rubber “diabolo,” a pair of cups joined at the base by a narrow spool. He furiously pumps his hands, spinning the diabolo bac...

  • More planned for Portland circus college than what's under the big top

    YARMOUTH — Founders of a first-of-its-kind circus college in the United States say the school will be about more than just performing. Hillary Webb, vice president of institutional research for the Circus Conservatory of America, said the college planned for Thompson's Point in Portl...