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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 ...

  • Falmouth Theatre Company presents 'The Music Man'

    FALMOUTH — The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School will present Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" at the high school theater at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 8, 9, 15 and 16 and Thursday, May 14. "The Music Man" takes its audiences back to a tim...

  • Cumberland councilors unopposed, 2 candidates for SAD 51

    CUMBERLAND — Three town councilors will run unopposed for re-election on June 9, while two candidates will compete for one seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. Council Chairman George Turner and Councilors Shirley Storey-King and Ron Copp are unopposed...

  • Bear to lead Habitat walk in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity has selected a local "canine of ceremonies" to lead a fundraising walk on Saturday, May 9. Bear is a yellow Labrador retriever adopted by Falmouth High School senior Kiely Flynn last January during her trip to Mississippi ...

  • T-shirts needed for Freeport exhibit

    FREEPORT — As a way to continue its year-long 40th anniversary celebration, the Freeport Historical Society will host a summer exhibition showcasing T-shirts of the past 40 years. The exhibition, "From Rebel to de Rigueur: The 40-Year History of the T-shirt," will begin ...

  • Collins relocates Portland office

    PORTLAND — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday announced the new location of her office in Portland, now at One Canal Plaza, Suite 802. SenCollins' staff provides services and assistance to residents living in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties during the business week from 8 a.m. ...

  • BIW gets $19.8M contract for ship work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a $19.8 million contract for repair, maintenance and upgrade work on a DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class destroyer. The award is a modification to a previously awarded contract for post-shakedown work on the U.S.S. Truxtun (DDG-103). BIW is pa...

  • ACLU leader coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — American Civil Liberties Union President Susan Herman is scheduled to speak May 6 at the Maine School of Law. Herman, a centennial professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and an expert on the Supreme Court and criminal procedure, will deliver a speech called "Tortu...

  • Craig to be sworn in as Portland top cop

    PORTLAND — James Craig will be sworn in as the city's 18th police chief Friday, during a ceremony at City Hall. Craig was selected to become police chief in February by City Manager Joe Gray, and the City Council approved Gray's pick unanimously March 2. Craig is a 28-...