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  • Falmouth principal: Education drives kindergarten change

    FALMOUTH — Parents crowded into a classroom and settled into the small chairs at Lunt Elementary School on Tuesday evening to talk with Principal John Flaherty about his decision to switch all kindergarten classes to a 2.5-day schedule next fall. Under the new plan, Flaherty exp...

  • School consolidation worries Harpswell parents

    HARPSWELL — Parents are expressing concern over the possible closure of West Harpswell School and transfer of its students to the Harpswell Island School.

  • Sweet thanks

    Penny Dennison examines Girl Scout Cookie selections last Saturday at Family Ice Center in Falmouth with the help of Maddy LePage, left, and Elizabeth Babcock before deciding which ones she will buy to send to troops in Iraq. The goal of the "Buy a Box for Our Soldiers" program run by Cumb...

  • Falmouth, Yarmouth take drama festival top honors

    Theater troupes from Falmouth and Yarmouth high schools took first place in Class A and Class B, respectively, at the finals of the Maine State Drama Festival. The annual event is "a strong tradition in the arts community," Dede Waite, director of the Falmouth Theatre Comp...

  • South Portland officials take a stab at strategic planning

    5-year plans to address facilities, staffing, operations SOUTH PORTLAND — City department heads are working on strategic plans for their departments that would help guide decision-making for the next five years. City Manager Jim Gailey said department heads were dire...

  • State panel seeks to resolve South Portland labor dispute

    Library workers without a contract since vote to unionize in 2006 SOUTH PORTLAND — An independent panel will conduct a fact-finding session April 13 into an ongoing dispute between the city and library workers, who voted in 2006 to form a union.  Since th...

  • Subsidy cut leaves $500K hole in Cape Elizabeth school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If the state subsidy to schools is approved as currently proposed for fiscal 2010, the School Department will lose more than $500,000 in funding compared with this year's budget. The subsidy is proposed by the state at just below $2.6 million. The total school exp...

  • Correction

    A March 26 story about a Cumberland Girl Scout's work with Portland Power Yoga incorrectly reported the type of yoga practiced at the studio. It is Power Vinyasa yoga.

  • Power plant

    Warren Roos of Kettle Cove Road was the first to install a residential wind turbine in Cape Elizabeth after ordinance changes last year. Since November, Roos said, it has generated 40 percent of the home's electricity.

  • Investigator to probe South Portland layoffs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has agreed to work with an outside investigator looking into the layoffs of five veteran city employees.  The decision came less than week after one of the former employees submitted her own report to the city manager and mayor and nearly a week before s...