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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • SAD 51 budget could raise taxes nearly 8% in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The overall assessment from School Administrative District 51 to its two member towns could increase 7.8 percent in fiscal 2013. Cumberland could see a tax rate increase of 50 cents per $1,000 of property valuation, a climb of 3.1 percent. The increase would be about $15...

  • Portland pedicab business hopes to mix fun, function, profit

    PORTLAND — By now, we were supposed to have flying cars. Instead, city streets will see a fleet of bicycle rickshaws offering cross-town rides this summer as a national pedicab company expands into Portland. The arrival of 1

  • Portland City Council to receive $95M school spending plan

    PORTLAND — School Board Chairwoman Kate Snyder next week will present the City Council with a $94.9 million education spending plan she called the "right budget, right now." The budget, which r...

  • Portland schools explore new paths to graduation

    PORTLAND — High school students across the city are learning about and evaluating education models that over the next few years will provide more avenues to graduation. In February, the

  • Search for new Portland school chief yields nearly 160 applicants

    PORTLAND — The search for a new school superintendent is moving forward as School Board members begin the process of selecting semi-finalists from a pool of more than 150 applicants. School Board members are expected to meet in executive session for about three hours Tuesday night to...

  • Brunswick reporter Hongoltz-Hetling gets Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination

    FALMOUTH — Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, who joined the staff of The Forecaster last month, was named Monday as a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work at the Advertiser Democrat in Norw...

  • Dining Dish: Counting calories, countdown to Tao

    With temperatures rising and beach weather approaching, health-conscious diners may want to know how many calories they consume when dining out. With the help of a local initiative, Smart Meals for ME, more restaurants are sharing nutritional information with their customers. In Portland, ...

  • Brush fire in Freeport

    Freeport firefighters responded to a brush fire on Baker Road at about 1 p.m. Sunday. The dry and windy conditions created a potential danger to the surrounding area, so several other communities responded with mutual aid to put down the fire.