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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 ...

  • South Portland Land Trust hosts Earth Day cleanup

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Land Trust will hold its annual Earth Day clean-up on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at various locations throughout the state. Volunteers can register

  • Scarborough Library friends seek book donations

    SCARBOROUGH —The group Friends of the Scarborough Library is asking for donations of "gently used" books for its Annual Book Sale. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, it will hold a community-wide book drop at Scarborough Public Works on Washington Avenue. Books ...

  • Scarborough Payne Road committee to meet

    SCARBOROUGH —The Payne Road Study Committee will hold its next meeting at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 6 at Town Hall. Its first meeting, held April 8, went well, councilor and committee Chairman Ron Ahlquist said, with lots of good ideas from those who attended. The group is committ...

  • 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...

  • Electrical issue caused Falmouth fire

    FALMOUTH — The state fire marshal determined Wednesday morning that a house fire Tuesday afternoon was caused by an electrical problem. Falmouth Fire Chief Howard Rice Jr. said the fire started under the basement stairs of the 130-year-old farmhouse at 206 Gray Road. The fir...

  • Freeport Historical Society to host volunteer program

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society will host a brief discussion on the volunteer opportunities available at the organization's headquarters, Harrington House at 45 Main St., Thursday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.