Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

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Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

End of Summer Safe Eating

End of Summer Safe Eating

The countdown to fall may have arrived, but there is still plenty of time left to enjoy eating, cooking and playing outside. Here are some simple tips and strategies for handling and storing food so the fun can keep going on both before and after your picnic, barbecue, or camping trip. Read more ...

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NYC man pleads guilty to Maine counterfeit scheme


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A New York City man authorities said used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills in Maine has pleaded guilty to related charges.

Andrew Cupidore pleaded guilty this week in federal court to passing counterfeit U.S. currency.

Police arrested 21-year-old Cupidore April 21 after an officer patrolling the Maine Mall in South Portland received a report from a store clerk that a girl had tried to spend what appeared to be counterfeit bill. The officer found the 16-year-old girl and discovered three other girls in the mall doing the same thing. Cupidore was found hiding in a mall bathroom. Police recovered $1,000 in fake currency.

Police said Cupidore directed the girls to make purchases with the fake money and give him the change.

He'll be sentenced at a later date.

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Pot legalization goes to South Portland Nov. ballot


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This November, voters in South Portland will decide whether recreational marijuana should be legal for adults 21 years or older in the city.

City councilors voted unanimously to put the question on the November 4th ballot Monday night.

The group Citizens for a Safer Maine collected more than 1,500 signatures to get the measure before the council, when only 959 valid signatures were needed.

The council had three options.

The first was to enact the ordinance, which would make it legal for adults 21 years or older to privately possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

This was an unlikely option, because earlier in the summer, councilors unanimously stated their opposition to marijuana legalization in South Portland in a symbolic vote.

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

As far back as she can remember, Sarah Swanson liked to hang out at her mother's jewelry store — G. Irwin Co. in Kittery. It's closed now. Sarah's mother Ann Pardoe died at the age of 62 on March 3, 2013, 11 months after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Read more ...