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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

  • Flying lesson

    James Heffernan 7, of South Portland, gets familiar with a fly rod with a little help from Trout Unlimited's Dave Bowie at the Casco Bay YMCA's Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 18, in Freeport. The annual event promotes healthy living through exercise, diet and getting outside. Other activities i...

  • Freeport middle, high school problem solvers to compete internationally

    FREEPORT — The high school and middle school Future Problem Solving teams came in first place at the state level and have gained a spot in the International Competition in May. Freeport will represent Maine in the senior and middle divisions of the Future Problem Solving Internati...

  • RSU budget shrinks, but Pownal taxpayers still pay more

    FREEPORT — Despite adjustments that reduced the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget to $23.5 million for fiscal 2010, Pownal residents still face a 36 percent increase in taxes. At an April 15 public budget hearing, Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh and school administrat...

  • Freeport resident uses New Zealand event to raise tuition money for school

    FREEPORT — As a daughter honoring her father's memory, a mother encouraging her child's career, and a community member supporting a local school for girls, Kathy Lowell will participate in a duathlon to raise tuition money for students at Coastal Studies for Girls, which is scheduled to open ...

  • Freeport Masons host benefit for returning soldiers

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Masonic Lodge will host a benefit dinner to support the Wounded Warriors, Operation Homefront on Sat., April 18, at 6 p.m.

  • Healthy Kids Day at Freeport YMCA

    FREEPORT — The Casco Bay YMCA will host a Healthy Kids Day on Sat., April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. This a free family event with more than 20 activities for children to sample.

  • L.L. Bean hosts Spring Expo in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Spring Sports Exposition will take place this weekend, April 17-20, at the L.L. Bean campus in downtown Freeport. There will be a variety of demonstrations, including fly casting lessons, turkey calling seminars, bike maintenance clinics and archery. Camping, hiking...

  • Pownal's costs rise 300% in proposed RSU budget

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents are reportedly "outraged" by a proposed $24 million budget for Regional School Unit 5 that would increase the schools' share of their property taxes by an estimated $1,500 per household.