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  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story, "Falmouth gets 3 options, $5M estimate for new library,"  should have said that between 2002 and 2012, lending of traditional books, audio books, e-books and other items by Falmouth Memorial Library has increased by about 40 percent, according to library figures.

  • The Forecaster and Bangor Daily News announce collaboration

    PORTLAND — Sun Media Group and the Bangor Daily News are proud to announce that The Forecaster and BDN are now working together to offer Maine the most comprehensive news, information, sports and entertainment coverage in the state. Beginning today, the news organizations have entered into ...

  • Personal finance classes at Scarborough Library

    SCARBOROUGH —"Credit Yourself: The Way to Financial Fitness" is a four-session class on personal financial management to be offered in June at the Scarborough Public Library. Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community and KeyBank will present the course that will help...

  • Area Republicans host gubernatorial hopeful

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Town Republican Committee, in partnership with the Scarborough and South Portland Republican committees, will welcome Bruce Poliquin of Waterville to its monthly meeting on May 26. Poliquin, who plans to run for governor, will meet and greet res...

  • Abyssinian open for tours this weekend

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House on Newbury Street will be open for tours May 22, 23 and 25. The meeting house is the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country. It is undergoing renovations after years of neglect and abandon left the building in disrepair. ...

  • Celebration planned for outgoing Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is hosting a "Thank You and Goodbye Celebration" for interim Superintendent Jeanne Whynot-Vickers. Whynot-Vickers, who as been filling in as school chief since 2007, will turn over the reigns of the state's largest, most diverse school di...

  • Memorial Day events announced in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion invite the public to attend two Memorial Day weekend events. VFW Post 832 will place flags on the graves of veterans at five cemeteries throughout the city on Saturday, May 23. Those interested in helping should me...

  • Falmouth church to offer free soup dinners

    FALMOUTH —The Church of St. Mary the Virgin on Foreside Road will begin offering free community suppers twice a month on Fridays, starting May 22. The family-style meals will include a soup, bread, homemade desserts and beverages. "Take-home" will be available for guest...

  • Cumberland men indicted for repeat OUIs

    CUMBERLAND — Two residents were indicted this month on repeat charges of operating under the influence. Thomas Natalie, 45, of Tuttle Road, and Timothy Richards, 29, of Blackstrap Road, were each arrested in separate March incidents by Cumberland police on felony charges of OUI. A...

  • Falmouth Class of '78 looking for alumni

    FALMOUTH — The planning committee for the Falmouth High School Class of 1978 31st reunion is asking for help in locating classmates. Anyone with contact information is asked to visit 1978FHS.com or call Dave Libby at 797-7536. The reunion is scheduled for Aug. 8. ...