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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 ...

  • No candidates yet for SAD 51 board seat

    CUMBERLAND — With an April 27 deadline looming, no one has filed nomination papers for one available School Administrative District 51seat up for election on June 9. The School Board seat available to Cumberland residents is currently occupied by Tom Shepar. If no one files paper...

  • Greenlaw appeals junk yard decision

    CUMBERLAND — Greenlaw Salvage owner Thomas Greenlaw has filed an appeal of a recent Superior Court decision that upheld a Town Council vote not to renew his junk yard license. The court decision, which now will be reviewed by Maine's Supreme Judicial Court, would force Greenlaw to clean up hi...

  • Spring Celebration at Wolfe's Neck Farm

    FREEPORT — A Spring Celebration will take place Saturday, April 25 at Wolfe's Neck Farm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 184 Burnett Road.

  • Estabrook's to open store in Kennebunk

    YARMOUTH — The family-owned garden center, Estabrook's Farm and Greenhouse, will open its third location in Kennebunk, Saturday, April 25. The new location will be the company's second seasonal garden center and will feature perennial and annual plants, mulch, and gardening suppli...

  • Controlled burn at Pratt's Brook Park

    YARMOUTH — The town Fire and Rescue Department, along with the Parks Department and the Maine Forest Service are planning a small controlled burn in Pratt's Brook Park, where lowbush blueberries used to grow. The Parks Department will be on site removing trees to create firebreaks...

  • Portland crews hold snow plow rodeo

    PORTLAND — The city's snow plow crews will go head to head April 23, to see who can manuever their plow trucks best. The competition consists of races through obstacle courses where drivers will have to dodge mailboxes, cars and other obstructions. They will also be challenged to ...

  • Maine Red Claws dancers wanted

    PORTLAND — Want to be a dancer at the Maine Red Claws games starting this fall? You've got a month and a half to get your moves down. The Red Claws, an NBA D-League team that will play home games at the Portland Expo Building, is looking for a dance team to perform at home games a...

  • Brunswick blaze investigated by fire marshall

    BRUNSWICK — The Fire Department and the state fire marshal's office are investigating a blaze that tore through a home at 209 Pleasant St. Wednesday afternoon. Five departments responded to the fire at just before 5 p.m. Brunswick Deputy Chief Sandy Carleton said Thursday that the...