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  • Higher calling

    University of New England senior Katie Cormier stuffs insulation into a second floor crawlway, during a student-led work effort at a Habitat for Humanity house on West Street in Freeport on Feb. 25. Cormier was one of several UNE students that opted out of traditional Spring Break activities in o...

  • Letter: Freeport pastor responds

    Stephen Farrand's letter in response to my letter begs for correction. The most up-to-date English translations of the Bible use the word "drunkard" and not the word "alcoholic" because it's not simply referring to those who need treatment, but those who in recent weeks hav... 2

  • Pownal vote seeks to repeal school consolidation; no answers for RSU budget woes

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents upset by a 36 percent tax increase in the Regional School Unit 5 budget have forced a vote on repeal of school consolidation. Pownal now joins the ranks of other small Maine towns dissatisfied with consolidation. Citizens in Etna, Dixmont and Steuben, commu...

  • Big bird watch

    Michael Wormser views one of Wolfe's Neck State Park's two resident ospreys, which nest on Googins Island. The park held it's first Osprey Watch of the season on Sunday, April 26, and the nesting pair did not disappoint, as they preened on branches and tended the nest. (Matthew DeLorme photo)

  • Incubating interest

    Maeve DeLaney, 4, of Portland, peers into a chicken incubator while her friends contemplate names for the birds at Wolfe's Neck Farm's annual Spring Celebration Family Day on Saturday, April 25. The event included activities such as wool arts, sheep shearing, tractor rides, face painting and trail ...

  • Volunteers participate in statewide vernal pool mapping

    FREEPORT — Volunteers in 13 towns from Scarborough to Orono are participating in a statewide project to map vernal pools in their communities. The Maine Vernal Pool Mapping Project will help determine the location, size and significance of vernal pools for town planning offices.

  • Farm-fresh produce straight to the Freeport Food Pantry

    FREEPORT — With the help of a little seed money, fresh produce and healthy eating education will be available to customers of the Freeport Food Pantry.  The pilot program, called "Fresh from the Pantry," was made possible by a $500 grant from Healthy Casco Bay, a group ...

  • Update: No charges against Yarmouth boy found walking on I-295

    FREEPORT — Police are unsure what led a 13-year-old boy to walk along Interstate 295 Monday morning, but said he will be evaluated to determine if a medical condition was involved. The Yarmouth teenager, dressed only in black wind pants and a maroon NASCAR bathrobe, was picked ...

  • Habitat for Humanity reaches out to Freeport for help

    FREEPORT — In anticipation of renovating a home for a Freeport family, representatives of Habitat for Humanity are asking business owners and community members for help with the project.

  • Back in business

    Gov. John Baldacci joins Freeport Wild Bird Supply owners Darren and Jeanette Lovitch, right, and Jeanette's parents, Anne-Liss and Pat Morss, after purchasing a baffle for the Blaine House bird feeder last Saturday. The governor visited the store in support of what he called a great effort to move ...