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  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Bowdoin to host Angela Davis, Oxford scholar

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will host two noted speakers next week. Educator, author, socialist and political activist Angela Davis will visit the campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, for “A Conversation with Angela Davis.”

  • Silent protest

    About 100 teachers, school staffers and parents assembled at the RSU 1 School Board meeting in West Bath on Monday night, Feb. 22. They silently protested the lack of success in contract negotiations, holding signs reading" Still No Contract" and "175 days without a contract," and left the meeting ...

  • Cape municipal budget proposal holds the line on spending, reduces tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town manager's proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2011 contains no overall spending increase and a three-cent reduction in the property tax rate. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the $8.5 million budget would maintain current services and employment, and the...

  • South Portland school cuts target 31 jobs, 1 middle school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The superintendent of schools presented a $39.4 million budget proposal Wednesday night that includes the elimination of 31 jobs. Superintendent Suzanne Godin's budget would require 29 layoffs, including four teachers, nine assistant coaches, two Central Office staffers ...

  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't matter: South Portland military museum hosts 'spectacular soiree'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A showcase of gay-friendly wedding services finally had its day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, more than three months after it was originally scheduled. The event dubbed a "spectacular soiree" for attendees of the Downeast Pride Alliance, a local network of gay-friendly busine...

  • Winter Fun Day to be held at Rines Forest

    CUMBERLAND — The Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust will hold a Winter Fun Day at Rines Forest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. All ages are welcome to explore the more than 200-acre forest. Forester Jay Braunscheidel and members of the trust will give guided tours, and ...

  • South Portland draft budget includes deep cuts in fire, police departments

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than $250,000 in public safety cuts are part of the city manager's preliminary proposal to reduce the budget by $1.3 million. The Fire Department faces the biggest cut of $150,000, while the Police Department is slated for $105,000 in reductions. The dept...

  • Falmouth to discuss Ledgewood Drive plans

    FALMOUTH — Residents are invited to a Parks and Public Works Department public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss improvements to Ledgewood Drive. The 6 p.m. meeting in Town Hall Council Chambers will give residents an opportunity to discuss driveways, drainage issues and pot...

  • West's best B boys

    All eyes and hands were on the prize after Falmouth won its first Western Class B boys' basketball title Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Yachtsmen will meet Camden in the Gold Ball game Saturday in Bangor. More in Sports, Page 13.