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  • Scholarship, open house honor dance teacher

    FALMOUTH — The Maine State Ballet will award a tuition scholarship for a tap dance student in honor of long-time tap instructor Peggy Etter. The studio will also recognize Etter's more than 50 years of service with an open house celebration and scholarship benefit on Saturday, July 18. ...

  • City Council health-care benefit may go to South Portland voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to put the future of their health-care insurance to voters this November. The council spent more than an hour in a workshop Monday night debating the insurance benefit, which costs about $70,000 to cover six of the seven councilors. 2

  • Falmouth changes Transfer Station charges

    FALMOUTH — Beginning Monday, July 20, vehicle permit stickers for the Transfer Station will cost $5 annually and disposal tags will cost $5 each. Permits purchased this year will be valid through 2010. Permits purchased within the past two years will be valid through the end of 20...

  • Yarmouth school garden proves fertile for winner of presidential teaching award

    YARMOUTH — Kimberly Spencer, a looping second- and third-grade teacher at Yarmouth Elementary School, used the school district garden as a way to teach her students about math. Last week, she learned that her creativity landed her the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Scie...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers put rubber to the road with farm stand on a bus

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Penny Jordan, co-owner of Jordan's Farm, likes to joke that her farm is going "back to the future" – on a renovated school bus. In an office behind her farm store on Wells Road, she has a decades-old photo of a mobile farm stand from which another Cap...

  • Embattled South Portland official slated to return to work Thursday; city likely to pay legal fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of public works and cultural services is scheduled to returned to work at the Community Center on Thursday, July 16. City Manager Jim Gailey said in a press release on Tuesday that his decision to reinstate Dana Anderson, who has been on paid adminis...

  • Brunswick development 'hangs in the balance' with Amtrak Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — After years of planning and debate, the $23.5 million Maine Street Station project is showing Brunswick residents tangible results. The site, which constitutes the town's last available acreage for infill development, has been a hive of activity all summer. Two of its ...

  • Bath trail offers educational fun to young hikers

    BATH — The Born Learning Trail not only wants you to stop and smell the roses, but to touch, observe and discuss them as well. Located next to the Bath Area Family YMCA facility at 303 Centre St., the trail is meant to help children get a head start on language and literacy devel...

  • Topsham commission updates conservation inventory of town-owned land

    TOPSHAM — The Conservation Commission on July 9 presented the Board of Selectmen with an updated report  that rates town-owned property for its conservation value. Rod Melanson, Topsham's natural resource/assistant planner, said the report covers 48 parcels comprising about 400...

  • Bath Skatepark proponents eye former armory

    BATH — The former National Guard Armory on Old Brunswick Road could be the future home of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. But a key obstacle is finding the money for the city to purchase the property, demolish the building and build a new one for the Skatepark. ...