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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...

  • South Portland seeks members for arts, preservation panel

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Calling all local art and history enthusiasts: the city is accepting applications to serve on the new Arts and Historic Preservation Committee. According to a press release from City Clerk Sue Mooney, the committee is charged with assisting the City Council in "...

  • Scarborough urged to 'be bold' in Dunstan planning

    SCARBOROUGH — The Long Range Planning Committee envisions a new Dunstan Corner neighborhood that feels like the bustling village it once was.  With the support of the community, in the next 10-20 years, the vision could become a reality.  The committee on Aug. 2...

  • Classic car show coming to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Bug Light Classic Car Show at Bug Light Park on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The free event starts at 4:30 p.m. and will feature more than 100 classic cars, along with food trucks, music and prize raffles.

  • South Portland festival to celebrate seaweed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When Hillary Krapf, a holistic healer in Portland, had shingles in 2012, she rejected modern cures and instead treated herself with what most beach-goers tend to steer away from: seaweed. The seaweed treatment worked "miraculously," Krapf said, and for the past ...

  • Rising to the challenge at Brunswick Run for the Fallen

    The largest field of runners ever took part in the seventh annual Run for the Fallen at Brunswick Landing last weekend. The event honors the memory of 92 Maine service members who died in combat since 9/11.

  • Harpswell neighbors in dispute over dock

    HARPSWELL — A Gun Point couple are asking selectmen to reconsider approval of a neighbor's wharf that they say is too close to their own float and was not installed according to plan. In February, the Board of Selectmen approved a wharf application from Sean McCormack and Martha Bran...

  • Former Brunswick town offices disappear

    Demolition of the former municipal buildings on Federal Street began this week in Brunswick. Coastal Enterprises, a nonprofit economic development agency, plans to build its new headquarters at the site.

  • Harpswell, Brunswick clammers plan historic seeding project

    HARPSWELL — Clammers in Harpswell and Brunswick are planning a massive seeding effort to boost the stock of soft-shell clams in rich harvesting areas. The Harpswell Marine Resources Committee agreed to the plan at its Aug. 26 meeting, committing volunteers and funding to help spread ...