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  • Portland high schools to adopt new schedule

    PORTLAND — Although the Portland School Committee on April 7 unanimously approved a new schedule for the city's four high schools, students will have to wait until the end of the month to find out courses that will be offered. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said adminis...

  • Despite no show from hate group, more than 100 rally at Waynflete School in Portland

    PORTLAND — More than 100 Waynflete students and community members stood together Saturday evening in support of people who have faced hatred and bigotry because of their sexual orientation or beliefs. "It was very heartening," Waynflete Headmaster Mark Segar said about the demonstrat...

  • School supply maven opens public store in Portland

    PORTLAND — Leanne Fisher has seen first hand how Ruth's Reusable Resources can help schools by soliciting office supplies from local companies and offering them to teachers at little to no cost. This school year, 3Rs has given away more than $3.4 million worth of supplies to local sc...

  • In full bloom: An 'old Maine family business' gets down to its roots

    CUMBERLAND — Terry Skillin makes his way between multi-colored rows of blooming geraniums and pansies, smiling almost as brightly as the flowers around him. Skillin is the fourth generation of gardeners to run Skillins Greenhouses, with its three locations in Falmouth, Cumberland and...

  • Regional transit agency hopes to boost profile, funding with video production

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has created an eight-minute video to educate the public and, in the process, drum up support for underfunded projects. As a federally funded program, PACTS cannot actively lobby state or federal officials for more fundi...

  • Sewall hopes Bath business can 'move on' after bankruptcy auctions

    PORTLAND — The former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. was the top bidder in an auction for assets of the Bath fuel company last week. Edward “Ned” Sewall III, president of M.W. Sewall from 1995 to 2007, offered about $4.7 million on April 6 for the home heating oil ope...

  • DECD employee left job owing $5K on credit cards

    Editor's note: This report by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a follow-up to a story published March 31. AUGUSTA — James &ldq... 1

  • Scarborough man dies when car hits moose in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A Scarborough man was killed April 3 when the car he was riding in hit a moose on Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. A second car also struck the moose and turned over, coming to rest in the road. The crashes took place about 8 p.m., causing police...

  • Event to discuss post-BNAS transition

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Military & Community Network is organizing a discussion about services available for armed forces members and their families when Brunswick Naval Air Station closes next year. “What Will I Do for Support When the Naval Base Closes? A Discussion of R...

  • Topsham law firm to offer free advice on health care

    TOPSHAM — The McTeague Higbee law firm will provide free assistance to people completing advance health-care directives at its office at 4 Union Park on Friday, April 16, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. People can walk in any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and ass...