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  • Last MEA results, as state switches to regional testing

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After 25 years of using the Maine Educational Assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8, the Department of Education will begin administering a new test this year. The New England Common Assessment Program is a regional test that is used in New Hampshire,...

  • South Portland council keeps health care program; passes street lighting changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 4-2 to maintain its health care benefits Monday night, and will continue to receive a $3,000 stipend. The issue will not be a referendum question in November, and the City Charter will remain the same. The heath care discussion surfaced ab... 1

  • Mt. Ararat High plans Capstone project

    TOPSHAM — This year's Mt. Ararat High School sophomores will be the first to embark on the Capstone project, an endeavor that will culminate their senior year, the final touch on four years of high school education. This project will take the form of a research-driven exhibition at t...

  • Most Mid-Coast schools meet standards in final MEA

    As the state casts the final curtain call on the Maine Educational Assessment, it reports that Mid-Coast schools fared well in the 2009 round of testing, meeting achievement level standards in nearly every grade and subject. The Maine Department of Education announced Aug. 13 that ...

  • Sagadahoc EMA prepares for potential H1N1 spike

    BATH — To prepare people for a potentially harder-hitting influenza season, the Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency has created a public relations task force, H1N1 Community Partners in Flu Preparedness. Among the points that the task force wants to get out to the public...

  • Habitat/7 Rivers to continue weatherization initiative

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is leading an effort this fall to boost the energy efficiency of 100 homes belonging to Mid-Coast residents. The organization is accepting applications for its Step One Weatherization Program, for which low-income residents in Sagadahoc and...

  • METRO offers free rides to college students, staff and faculty

    PORTLAND —The Greater Portland Transit District METRO is offering free bus service from Aug. 24 through Sept. 30 to students faculty and staff with a college ID. Students and staff from Andover College, Maine College of Art, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Southern Maine Commu...

  • A bridge built with Hart

    Bath city officials on Wednesday dedicated a bridge in Oak Grove Cemetery in the name of John "Jack" C. Hart Jr. A city councilor who served with the Bath Fire Department for 25 years, Hart was a major advocate of having a bridge built over the railroad tracks dividing the cemetery....

  • Wellness policy promotes healthier meals for Bath students

    BATH — Students will now have healthier choices in the food they receive from their schools, thanks to a new wellness policy passed by the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors Monday. In advocating such an initiative for the unit, Superintendent William Shuttleworth said, &q...

  • Payne Road traffic meeting draws a crowd in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Though they agree the town must address the excessive speed of vehicles traveling Payne Road south of Cabela's, residents and area businesses may never see eye to eye on the optimum volume of traffic along the residential stretch connecting Haigis Parkway with Route 1 in Dunstan ...