The Forecaster

The Forecaster Your hometown newspaper covering southern Maine from Scarborough to Bath in four print editions and online at theforecaster.net. The Forecaster is a regional newspaper in southern Maine.
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It is published weekly and distributed for free. It publishes various issues, including a Portland paper, "Northern Forecaster," which covers the towns immediately north of Portland like Falmouth and Cumberland, the "Southern Forecaster," which covers South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and other communities immediately south of Portland and a "Mid-Coast" edition which covers towns including Topsham, Harpswell and Bath. It is owned by the Sun Media Group. The Forecaster also provides its advertisers with digital agency services, providing social media, email, search engine, website, blogging, video, mobile, and reputation management services to help local businesses build their brands online, connect with their communities on social media, and develop campaigns that resonate with an online audience.

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Four vie for two Cape Elizabeth council seats
09/18/2020
Four vie for two Cape Elizabeth council seats

Four vie for two Cape Elizabeth council seats

CAPE ELIZABETH — A digital business manager, a retired technology executive, a doctor and a public health manager have thrown their hats in the ring for two seats on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council this fall. The seats are being vacated by Council Chair Valerie Adams and Councilor Christopher Stra...

Four vie for two Cape Elizabeth council seats
09/18/2020
Four vie for two Cape Elizabeth council seats

Four vie for two Cape Elizabeth council seats

CAPE ELIZABETH — A digital business manager, a retired technology executive, a doctor and a public health manager have thrown their hats in the ring for two seats on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council this fall. The seats are being vacated by Council Chair Valerie Adams and Councilor Christopher Stra...

Maine Bicentennial: Pownal
09/17/2020
Maine Bicentennial: Pownal

Maine Bicentennial: Pownal

The First Parish Congregational Church of Pownal, completed in 1811, sits at the foot of Bradbury Mountain at the crossroads of Hallowell Road (Route 9) and Elmwood Road. The Rev. Perez Chapin was its first pastor. This church was built by a crew headed by master carpenter Uriel Whitney, a Revolutio...

Scarborough celebrates assisted living week
09/16/2020
Scarborough celebrates assisted living week

Scarborough celebrates assisted living week

SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Terrace assisted living community held five days of activities this week to celebrate National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 13-19. “Our assisted living community is resilient and strongly bonded,” said David Sinclair, executive director of Scarborough Terrace. “T...

Volume of pot licenses prompting possible cap
09/16/2020
Volume of pot licenses prompting possible cap

Volume of pot licenses prompting possible cap

The South Portland City Council will discuss capping the number of marijuana-related business licenses at a workshop next month.

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09/16/2020

Get the latest local news in today's edition of the Portland Forecaster. Pick up the print edition or find us online at theforecaster.net.

United Way caravan rolls out $1.65M campaign
09/16/2020
United Way caravan rolls out $1.65M campaign

United Way caravan rolls out $1.65M campaign

United Way of Mid Coast Maine launched its fall campaign Tuesday with the Kick-off Caravan of supporters and partners in decorated vehicles traveling from Topsham, through Brunswick, West Bath, Bath, Woolwich, Wiscasset and ending in Damariscotta. “This turned out to be a really fun, if unusual, w...

Local orchards kick off busy, if slightly unusual, apple season
09/15/2020
Local orchards kick off busy, if slightly unusual, apple season

Local orchards kick off busy, if slightly unusual, apple season

While this season during a pandemic might look a little different from years past, orchard owners say it could be one of their most successful seasons yet, due in large part to the draw of being outside.

Candidates line up for local, state seats
09/11/2020
Candidates line up for local, state seats

Candidates line up for local, state seats

CUMBERLAND COUNTY — The deadline has passed for submitting nomination papers for local races in all three communities and this fall voters will be deciding on a total of 12 contested races for town/city council and school board, along with two contested state Senate and four contested state House ...

Boy Scout blazes a trail to fight blood disorders
09/10/2020
Boy Scout blazes a trail to fight blood disorders

Boy Scout blazes a trail to fight blood disorders

A local teen with hemophilia is tackling the Appalachian Trail, raising money for a nonprofit that helps people with blood disorders in developing countries.

Scarborough library limits visit times, sets COVID-related rules
09/10/2020
Scarborough library limits visit times, sets COVID-related rules

Scarborough library limits visit times, sets COVID-related rules

SCARBOROUGH – The Scarborough Public Library has opened to a limited number of visitors and browsing times to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “The Scarborough School Department and Community Services have done extensive planning and made difficult decisions to keep … our community safe....

Contests emerge in Bath, Topsham elections
09/09/2020
Contests emerge in Bath, Topsham elections

Contests emerge in Bath, Topsham elections

TOPSHAM — This year’s School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors race has 11 people running for four open Topsham seats. The School Board seats filled by Andrea Imrie, Bill Keleher, Sarah Ward and Jeffrey Wolkens are available; all but Wolkens are running again. Also on the Nov. 3 ball...

Pick up the Portland Forecaster today or visit us online at theforecaster.net.
09/09/2020

Pick up the Portland Forecaster today or visit us online at theforecaster.net.

Boy Scout blazes a trail to fight blood disorders
09/08/2020
Boy Scout blazes a trail to fight blood disorders

Boy Scout blazes a trail to fight blood disorders

A local teen with hemophilia is tackling the Appalachian Trail, raising money for a nonprofit that helps people with blood disorders in developing countries.

Portland residents push back on budget
09/08/2020
Portland residents push back on budget

Portland residents push back on budget

They want more money allocated in the proposed $202 million city budget for social services, sustainability and public works.

SoPo mulls moratorium on development
09/04/2020
SoPo mulls moratorium on development

SoPo mulls moratorium on development

City officials are responding to concerns that too much development is causing too much damage to the environment.

Maine Bicentennial: Brunswick
09/04/2020
Maine Bicentennial: Brunswick

Maine Bicentennial: Brunswick

In commemoration of Maine’s bicentennial this year, The Forecaster is featuring historical highlights and artifacts from our communities’ past 200 years. This feature can be found in print and online every other week.

Maine Bicentennial: Cumberland
09/03/2020
Maine Bicentennial: Cumberland

Maine Bicentennial: Cumberland

In 1826, the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor – William Buxton, James Prince and Nicholas Rideout Jr. – signed an indenture that placed Benjamin Esters, son of Jesse Esters of Cumberland, into an apprenticeship with Alexander Barr of Cumberland, who was to teach Benjamin “the art, trade, or my...

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