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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, 4-year-old daughter Alaina, and 7-year-old bulldog Walter. He has released four CDs of original music and does occasional research work for Marvel Comics' collected editions.

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    April 29, 2019

    Cumberland-Gray House race pits former legislator against businessman

    CUMBERLAND — Two candidates with strong ties to the town are competing in a special legislative election June 11 in state House District 45. They hope to complete the unexpired term of former state Rep. Dale Denno, D-Cumberland, who resigned from the Cumberland-Gray seat March 27 and died April 16 from lung cancer. Democrat and former state […]

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    April 29, 2019

    Welcome to Cumberland: Town to hold annual resident orientation

    CUMBERLAND — After being away from Maine for 12 years and moving back from Washington, D.C., in 2016, James Mallar and his young family were relative strangers in town – but not for long. Thanks to the launch in May 2017 of Cumberland’s New Resident Orientation open house, the Mallars got to know many town […]

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    April 24, 2019

    Haven for homeless teens: Midcoast group to launch host family network

    BRUNSWICK — Becoming homeless last year was difficult, but Kelly Ledsworth said it was the best thing she’s ever done. Ledsworth on April 18 noted the irony, admitting when most people think of homelessness, they think of the Preble Street shelter in Portland, of drug and alcohol abuse, or that something must be wrong with […]

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    March 18, 2019

    Sister act: Popular Portland sandwich shop to launch in Bath

    BATH — Three years ago, even before opening in Portland’s Monument Square, Michaela McVetty set out to build a sandwich empire. With a second Sisters Gourmet Deli now planned to open this summer in Bath, she’s one step closer to doing just that. “We’ve always talked about a second location,” McVetty, a 28-year-old dynamo who divides […]