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  • Governor sees state's stock rising with Maine-branded NASCAR ride

    PORTLAND — Alongside logos for nationally known brands like Hertz Rent-a-Car and Toyota, emblems for the state of Maine and several of its local companies will be seen zipping around a Kentucky racetrack this month at 185 mph. NASCAR driver Austin Theriault on Friday morning unveiled...

  • LePage skips candidates forum on heating fuel in Portland

    PORTLAND — An energy forum billed as the first time Maine’s three candidates for governor would speak in the same place did not come off as planned Friday. Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly declined to participate in the forum about policy on home heating, energy and the env...

  • School chief: Charter school enrollments burden Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The number of students who have left Brunswick public schools for charter schools has nearly doubled since last year, placing a growing financial burden on the School Department, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said Wednesday. Perzanoski told the School Board 47 Brunswick ...

  • Bath City Council election in need of candidates

    BATH — With the deadline looming for nomination papers to be returned, two City Council seats will be contested. A third candidate may be unopposed, while there may be no candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for a fourth seat. City Councilors Meadow Merrill, David Sinclair and Andr...

  • Cape Elizabeth rooster flap may lead to regulation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council referred a rooster problem to the ordinance committee Monday after hearing a resident's complaints about his neighbor's noisy bird.

  • METRO revises bus plan for Freeport, skips Cumberland

    FREEPORT — The Greater Portland Transit District has revised its plan for METRO bus service north of Portland in hope the change will convince towns to pay for it. The new proposal would eliminate service to Cumberland, but increase the frequency of buses to Yarmouth and Freepor...

  • Races take shape in Cape, South Portland elections

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two candidates are on the city ballot in November for the City Council District 5 seat being vacated by Mayor Jerry Jalbert. Incumbents in City Council District 1 and on the School Board will also face contests, while in Cape Elizabeth three candidates will compete f...

  • Backpacks bridge the gap: Brunswick-based program eases students' weekend hunger

    Volunteers Jennifer Iacovelli and Nicky Roche, at the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick on Tuesday, Sept. 9, pack crates with bags full of food headed to hungry school children. 

  • Sandsational in Scarborough

    Scarborough resident Rebecca Flaherty, dressed as a mermaid, rallies the crowd Saturday, Sept. 6, at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough to vote for their favorite sculpture during Sandsations – an annual sand-sculpting event to benefit Birth Roots, a nonprofit organization dedicated ...

  • Planning Board concerns delay action on proposed Brunswick subdivision

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed 17-unit subdivision in a residential area near downtown was tabled Tuesday by the Planning Board because of questions about the viability and design of the project.  Brunswick-based Coastal Building Investments is proposing to divide a 7.5-acre parcel...