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  • Portland school task force eyes middle school changes

    PORTLAND — A group charged with laying the foundation for a strategic plan for the city's aging school facilities has given guidance to its consultants, who will prepare their report over the next month.  One change being contemplated is reducing the number of middle schools from...

  • Living the life of a 'mazek'

    New autobiography recounts life of Rabbi Harry Z. Sky FALMOUTH — Sitting in his comfortable apartment at the Oceanview Retirement Community in Falmouth, Rabbi Harry Z. Sky is surrounded by a lifetime's collection of artwork that includes Native American Inuit sculpture,...

  • Yarmouth School Committee sets budget hike at 1.85 percent

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee unanimously approved a fiscal 2010 budget of $19.4 million, 1.85 percent larger than this year, and will present it to the Town Council on April 2. The council will hold a series of public hearings on the town and school budget starting Thursday, Ap...

  • Yarmouth students celebrate a year of green activism

    YARMOUTH — On a gray and misty Friday morning, students at Harrison Middle school donned green clothing and sandwich board signs to promote Green Streets Day, a day to travel by biking, walking, carpooling or taking public transportation. Last Friday marked the first anniversary o...

  • Chopping along

    A Coast Guard cutter breaks ice on the Kennebec River below The Chops in Woolwich on Monday. The operation is intended to minimize flooding as the river rises because of spring snowmelt. (Jessica Mague photo)

  • Fore?

    Dan Robinson uses a snow blower to clear the third green at South Portland Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon. Tucked below a small hill along Westbrook Street, he said the green and the slope above it are usually one of the last holes to hold the winter's snow. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • RSU 1 voters approve Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Voters across the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 rallied overwhelmingly Wednesday behind the proposal to build a new Woolwich Central School.

  • Maple Sunday mist

    Janck Underwood, left, Andrea Connor, Diane Goddard, and Hillary Conner view the maple evaporator at Pleasant Valley Farms is Cumberland last Sunday, when the farm opened its doors to the public for Maine Maple Sunday. (Matthew DeLorme photo)

  • South Portland taxes rise as budget shrinks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A public hearing on the proposed budget for next year is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road.  City Manager Jim Gailey has proposed a $80.28 million budget for fiscal 2010, which starts July 1. The budget,...

  • South Portland appointment puts environment over development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Judy Carpenter's 20 years of service on the Planning Board came to a close this week after Mayor Tom Blake chose not to reappoint her to the at-large seat. Blake said he valued Carpenter's service to the community, but felt it was time for a change. Last week, th...