Articles by Ben McCanna

Executive Director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine David Trahan, left, Pam Trahan, and Michelle MacLean, right, consultant of the Save Maine's Bearhunt campaign, react to returns in the  Vote No on 1 campaign headquarters in Orono, Maine, Tuesday. Nov. 4, 2014.

Maine voters reject ban on bear hunting practices for second time

By Aislinn Sarnacki and Ben McCanna on Nov. 04, 2014, at 11:34 p.m.

Early results show Mainers rejecting bear baiting ban

By Aislinn Sarnacki and Ben McCanna on Nov. 04, 2014, at 8:29 p.m.
Cory Tracy, left, trades glances with Brother Terry from the Deliverance Center during their daily protests in Portland's Congress Square Park. Tracy, an atheist, has been protesting against proselytizers from the church since May. Brother Terry declined to provide his last name.

Evangelism, atheism on display in regular dueling demonstrations in Portland

By Ben McCanna on July 08, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.

Summit Natural Gas reverses plan to lay pipeline west of I-295 in Falmouth this year

By Ben McCanna on June 11, 2014, at 1:24 p.m.
Tom Marjerison (left) and John Veilleux of Casco Bay Hockey Association at the site of a defunct outdoor ice rink on Hat Trick Drive in Falmouth in March. The association will build a new pavilion-style rink.

New $1.3 million hockey rink in Falmouth expected to open in time for fall season

By Ben McCanna on June 05, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.

Group of 16 Falmouth residents sue town for giving property assessment oversight to county

By Ben McCanna on June 04, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
The hand of David Worobec enters from stage left at Tophat Toy Theater –a DIY dinner-theater experience in a townhouse on Portland's West End – during a recent performance of "Les Miserables." Worobec – a 25-year-old one-man theater troupe – sang all the parts while simultaneously manipulating about 45 toy characters, running the lights and music cues, and changing sets that were designed by his mother, Polly Plimpton.

Portland man, mother convert West End home into elaborate ‘toy theater’

By Ben McCanna on May 21, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
EMT volunteers Nate Fitzgerald and Prathusha Yerramilli train on a CPR dummy Wednesday, May 14, at the Falmouth Fire Department, where increases in call volume spurred a $50,000 budget increase to pay salaries for daytime shifts for part-time emergency medical technicians.

Changing demographics, requirements driving up EMS costs, Maine fire chief says

By Ben McCanna on May 21, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.

Falmouth council OKs expansion plans for Walmart garden center without site plan review

By Ben McCanna on May 14, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
This University of Southern Maine photograph depicts a greater Portland METRO bus headed for Congress Street.

Portland area bus service seeks expansion of service north and south of city

By Ben McCanna on May 14, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk addresses a modest crowd Thursday, Feb. 5, at King Middle School during the district's first town hall-style budget meeting.

Tiny percentage of Portland voters approve $101.6 million school budget

By Ben McCanna on May 14, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
David Jones and Nancy McInnis-Jones display new signs for their side-by-side businesses on U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth. The couple of 30 years recently purchased the name F.O. Bailey, which they've added to their existing real estate and antiques businesses.

‘It’s a Maine tradition’: Falmouth couple buys F.O. Bailey name for their real estate and antiques businesses

By Ben McCanna on May 13, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
Ted Vail, a member of Falmouth's Veterans Memorial Committee, stands amid a dozen tree stumps at 65 Depot Road, where organizers plan to erect an 8-foot black granite monument honoring the town's military veterans.

‘We need a boost’: World War II veterans’ plan for Falmouth memorial stalled by stumps

By Ben McCanna on May 07, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
Nearly a dozen road construction projects are planned for Falmouth this summer and will inevitably affect traffic flow, as shown here at the Martin's Point Bridge project. Nonetheless, planners are optimistic that the simultaneous projects won't affect one another.

If you drive to Falmouth this summer, expect to sit in traffic

By Ben McCanna on May 07, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
The Rev. Louis Phillips will serve as interim superintendent of schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Diocese of Portland picks interim leader for its 10 Catholic schools

By Ben McCanna on May 07, 2014, at 5:26 a.m.
Brian M. Tuttle

Pownal man charged with stalking girlfriend after police find him hiding in back seat of her car

By Ben McCanna on May 06, 2014, at 11:33 a.m.
Portland Deputy Fire Chief David Jackson and Capt. Mike Kucsma discuss a gas leak at the intersection of Kennebec Street, Marginal Way and Forest Avenue on Monday morning.

Natural gas leak forces evacuations in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood

By Ben McCanna on May 05, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.

Falmouth council OK’s paying town’s share of $50,000 food pantry expansion

By Ben McCanna on April 30, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
A color-coded map of Falmouth shows where Summit Natural Gas plans to install gas distribution lines over the next four years.

Towns just north of Portland prep for $42 million natural gas ‘backbone’ project

By Ben McCanna on April 23, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
Falmouth Town Councilor Claudia King, right, looks at designs for the Route One Infrastructure Plan in this photo from a public meeting at Falmouth Memorial Library in October 2013. The $12.3 million project is set to begin early next month.

Falmouth business district facelift to begin in early May — at a cost of $12.3 million

By Ben McCanna on April 23, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.