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  • PROP to close Redbank Head Start center in South Portland on Sept. 30

    PORTLAND — The People's Regional Opportunity Program last week announced it will close the Redbank Head Start/Child-Care Center at 72 MacAurthur Circle in South Portland.  Although the center is equipped to serve 30 children, about 14 children are expected to be affected when the...

  • Portland school officials to hold hearing on alternative plan for laptop computers

    PORTLAND — The School Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, Aug. 26, on a plan to purchase more than 2,000 netbook computers for high school students. Buying netbooks surfaced as an alternative to participating the Maine Laptop Computer Initiative, which is being...

  • Principal, 2 teachers leaving Peaks Island school, where the mission may change

    PORTLAND — Radical changes could be in store for the 50-student Peaks Island Elementary School, considered by many islanders the life-blood of the community. The School Department is poised to revise the school's mission, which could change from traditional education to an expedit...

  • Back to school means free flu vaccinations for Portland students

    PORTLAND — When students return to schools on Sept. 3, they will be welcomed back with an unprecedented immunization effort to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu. Portland schools will offer free immunizations this fall in a concerted effort to reduce th...

  • Convicted arsonist charged with setting Portland blaze

    PORTLAND — A man on probation for setting fire to several buildings in 2004 is allegedly responsible for an Aug. 20 blaze that destroyed one Forest Avenue building and damaged another. Phillip Caron, 25, was reportedly found inside a building at 745 Forest Ave. at about 11:15 p....

  • First wine from Falmouth growers in stores this week

    FALMOUTH — A new wine made from Maine grapes and produced by a Falmouth family in their old chicken coop will be available in markets starting this week. Steve Melchiskey and Nanci Kahn have been working to find the right vines and the right blends for a decade at their farm on Hu...

  • YMCA renames Peaks to Portland Swim for longtime leader

    PORTLAND — The annual swim from Peaks Island to the city's East End Beach has been renamed in honor of a longtime supporter of the organization that sponsors the event. The Cumberland County YMCA announced it would rename the annual Peaks to Portland Swim the Cyrus Hagge YMCA Peak... 1

  • Too close for comfort

    A rogue wave catches photographers by surprise Sunday afternoon at Land's End on Bailey Island, Harpswell, where people gathered to watch the surf created by Hurricane Bill.

  • Update: Pownal man's body recovered in Androscoggin River

    BRUNSWICK — Divers from the Maine Warden Service on Aug. 22 recovered the body of a man who went missing Aug. 20 after reportedly attempting to swim across the Androscoggin River.  The body of Brian Jewett, 30, of Pownal, was found above the hydroelectric dam. Brunsw...

  • Proceed with caution

    Roving entertainers were part of the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival this past weekend. This group of jugglers sponsored by Red Dragon Toy store were still at it at 5 p.m. as the festival was winding down.