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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 winning team

    Marty Mood of Topsham and his daughter Madison, age 2 1/2, celebrate their first place finish in their category at the Androscoggin Hand Powered Regatta August 16. The regatta was sponsored by the Topsham Rotary Expresso and proceeds will benefit various youth programs in Topsham and Brunswick.

  • Cape planners approve Shore Road house for business

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After four years of meetings, Lee Wilson can start formalizing business plans for the yellow Victorian house at 553 Shore Road. The Planning Board Tuesday approved her site plan 5-1. Wilson's process began when she advocated for changes to the Comprehensive Plan which...

  • Cape Council to decide on traffic light

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of postponement, Town Councilors are expected to decide the future of the Town Center intersection and a possible traffic light Wednesday, Aug. 26. Erecting a traffic light at the intersection of Route 77 with Scott Dyer and Shore roads has been recom...