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  • Dept. of Education: Pause not an option for Freeport-Pownal-Durham RSU

    FREEPORT — Although some residents of Regional School Unit 5 want to pause the Freeport-Pownal-Durham school consolidation process for a year, state Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said Monday night that the only legal action the School Board can take is to move forward with an operating...

  • 'Kindness Garden' honors memory of Falmouth Middle School counselor

    FALMOUTH — Lois Murphy's life was marked by kindness and dedication. And flamingos. A guidance councilor at Falmouth Middle School for 23 years, Murphy, who lived on Cousins Island, helped many students through difficult times in their lives and emanated a positive, c...

  • Freeport budget retains emergency dispatch, at least temporarily

    FREEPORT — After exploring the possibility of consolidating emergency dispatch services with the county, town councilors on Tuesday night assured residents there will be funding for local dispatch in next year's budget. But the reprieve may be short-lived. Councilors scheduled mee...

  • Falmouth councilors face 2 challengers; School Board races uncontested

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for a pair of Town Council seats in June's municipal elections. But only two candidates, Andrew Kinley and Rachel Reed, are running in an uncontested race for two open seats on the School Board. Formerly a professor at Fordham Unive...

  • Yarmouth garden feeds the community, educates children

    YARMOUTH — The economy has prompted some people to grow their own vegetables, but those involved with the Yarmouth Community Garden also participate for educational purposes, a sense of community and the opportunity to help those in need.

  • Yarmouth's new planner welcomes public participation

    YARMOUTH — The new director of planning and development says she is looking forward to working with the Planning Board and the public to make the town more accessible for bicyclists and walkers.

  • SAD 51 board says budget cuts got thorough examination

    CUMBERLAND — With the school budget referendum less than a week away, the Board of Directors of School Administrative District 51 this week defended itself against claims by some Cumberland and North Yarmouth residents that budget cuts were made too hastily. The fiscal 2010 budge...

  • Mt. Ararat High School students may get ‘Made,' courtesy of MTV

    TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat High School students may soon have a chance to follow their dreams with the help of MTV. The producers of "Made," a popular reality show geared toward helping youths between the ages of 15 and 21 improve themselves and reach their goals, have expres...

  • Sudanese community, Portland city leaders continue meetings

    PORTLAND — A leader of the city's Sudanese community this week said he has been satisfied by recent meetings with the new police chief. Tensions between police officers and the city's Sudanese population have been strained over the years as a result of unsolved crimes involving Su...

  • Thanks, mom

    Corey Saenz of Portland salutes to her mom at the conclusion of University of Southern Maine commencement ceremonies on May 16 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. (Michael Barriault photo)