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  • Freeport superintendent to lead Wells-Ogunquit school district

    FREEPORT — Superintendent of Schools Elaine Tomaszewski, who was not picked to head consolidated Regional School Unit 5, will leave July 1 to become superintendent of the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District in York County. Tomaszewski has been the superintendent of Freeport ...

  • Lost financial records returned to North Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH – After many years in the collection at the Yarmouth Historical Society, a book containing financial records from 1735 through 1799 has been returned to North Yarmouth, completing the town's records dating back to 1680. "The book is falling apart and is brittle," North Ya...

  • Bartlett Circle needs $100K to complete Phase I updates

    YARMOUTH — Four months ago, operators of Bartlett Circle asked residents for help raising money to repair dilapidated housing units. Now, thanks to continuing fundraising efforts and lower-than-expected contractor costs, construction has started. The 28-unit, low-income housing c...

  • Regional School Unit 5 budget rests with voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham go to the polls Thursday, June 25, to either approve or reject a $23.5 million school budget for Regional School Unit 5. This is the first RSU 5 budget validation referendum, although residents from the three towns approved the budget's 18...

  • Portland councilor decries transfer station changes

    PORTLAND — Changes to fees and acceptable items at the city transfer station go into effect July 1, and at least one city councilor says the new rules are upsetting her constituents. As of July 1, residents will no longer be able to use their e-cards to dispose of remodeling waste and... 2

  • Portland Charter Commission on Twitter, Facebook? Not really

    PORTLAND — Members of the new Charter Commission elected leaders June 18. But they say they know nothing about Web-based social networking sites that are using the commission to attract followers and promote causes. A

  • Vote planned on high school laptop computer plan in Portland

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday will be asked to commit to the state's efforts to put laptop computers into the hands of every high school student. But school officials have said that it will be extremely difficult – if not impossible – to come up with the implem...

  • Cumberland 6th-grader takes diabetes campaign to U.S. Senate

    CUMBERLAND — When 10-year-old Hannah Ryder was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, she didn't let it prevent her from being an ordinary kid. Life isn't much different than it was before the diagnosis, she said, except that she now wears an insulin pump, checks her blood sugar... 1

  • Portland Parkside neighborhood launches crime watch program

    PORTLAND — Parkside residents, landowners and businesses are launching a neighborhood watch program. The initiative comes at the start of summer, when crime typically spike throughout the city, and as Portland welcomes a new police chief, James Craig, who has described community ...

  • Nomination papers available Monday for Portland council, school board candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers for the Nov. 3 city elections will be available Monday, June 29. Voters this fall will elect three city councilors, three School Committee members and two Peaks Island Council members. There will also be a one-year term available on the Portland Water ...