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  • Economic silver lining: Portland gets lower-than-expected bids for school construction

    PORTLAND — City officials say bids for construction projects are coming in below estimates because contractors are hungry for work. The city opened bids May 21 for construction of a new elementary school at the site of the old Baxter School, and found all the bids were at least $2...

  • Deering H.S. senior leaves legacy, shoots for the stars

    PORTLAND — Deering High School Principal Ken Kunin said Adrian Matos is a person who identifies his challenges and works to meet them head on.  For Matos, those challenges have been many and varied. Despite it all, however, Matos will graduate with honors from DHS, along with nea...

  • Celebrations planned for exiting Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Jeanne Whynot-Vickers hasn't had much time to look back since taking over as interim superintendent of the state's largest, most diverse school district in 2007 in the middle of a financial tsunami. With next year's budget signed, sealed and delivered and a new superin...

  • Cape Elizabeth 5th-grade teachers will follow kids to 6th grade

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The current fifth-grade students of teachers Adam Killip and Elizabeth Johnston will take two unusual things with them into their sixth-grade school year – their teachers. As presented to the Cape Elizabeth School Board last week, the fifth-grade teaching team i...

  • Cape Elizabeth planners begin farm zoning overhaul

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board Tuesday began looking at agricultural zoning, the next scheduled zoning overhaul as required by the town's Comprehensive Plan. The most recent Comprehensive Plan laid out a schedule of zoning changes, which most recently included changing the B...

  • Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, South Portland plan Memorial Day events

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Memorial Day ceremonies and observances are planned this weekend in Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland. In South Portland, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will sponsor two Memorial Day weekend events. VFW Post 832 will plac...

  • Fighting cancer

    Walkers took to the Brunswick High School track through the night on May 15 in support of cancer survivors, victims and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life in Brunswick. Jennie Wiacek, 18, of Gorham, lights a lantern prior to the reading of the names of those ...

  • All smiles at SMCC

    Donna Nickerson, front left, beams as she graduates on May 17 from Southern Maine Community College with high honors and the highest grade point average among business students at the South Portland college, which held commencement at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. (Michael Barriaul...

  • Scarborough business Town Hall draws crowd

    About 50 business people participated in Scarborough's first Small Business Town Hall Meeting and Resource Fair. Susan deGrandpre facilitated the meeting portion of the event, which was held at the Scarborough Public Library. (Roberts photo)

  • Scarborough Council works on energy, sign regulations

    SCARBOROUGH — Wednesday's Town Council meeting was adjourned in an hour after councilors quickly worked through several agenda items. They unanimously approved the creation of a new, ad-hoc Energy Committee to serve for the next year. The committee will consist of at least one cou...