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  • City Council OKs $100K in tech upgrades for South Portland schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council Monday night approved more than $100,000 in technology for schools. Nearly $80,000 was approved for wireless upgrades to Kaler, Dyer and Small elementary schools. More than $32,000 was approved to purchase 10 interactive whiteboards, known as Sma...

  • Yarmouth Council approves Madeline Point funding

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-1 to appropriate $173,000 to begin improvements at Madeline Point. Of the $173,000 to complete the first two phases, $143,000 will come from the Harbor and Waterfront reserve fund and $30,000 from surplus. At a council meeting on Monday night, Town Manager ...

  • Bath elementary school principal to retire next year

    BATH — Larry Dyer, principal of the Fisher-Mitchell School and a school administrator in the city for nearly 15 years, will retire effective June 30, 2010. Dyer's announcement, made following the end of the 2008-09 school year last month, was discussed by the Regional School Unit...

  • Portland man charged with manslaughter, OUI in Bowdoinham fatal crash

    PORTLAND — A 27-year-old Portland man who was driving a car when it crashed in Bowdoinham 10 days ago, killing his passenger, has been charged with drunken driving and manslaughter, Maine State Police said Wednesday.  Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland s...

  • RSU 5 sends second budget to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents ratified a $23.5 million budget Tuesday night at the second Regional School Unit 5 town budget meeting. They will vote to approve it at a July 28 referendum. There were fewer residents at this meeting, nearly half the number of attendees from the first meeting a month a...

  • Embedded chip puts cat found in Falmouth back in Boston owners' arms

    FALMOUTH — Sherpa's travels from Boston to Falmouth may have been fraught with danger, filled with adventure and full of close calls. Or not. The 1-year-old tortoise-shell cat isn't likely to share her story and her owners, Kathe and John McKenna, of Montgomery Street ... 1

  • Cumberland credit union site plan OK'd; project moves forward despite lawsuit

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board unanimously approved the site plan for a Main Street credit union Tuesday, allowing the project to move forward despite a pending lawsuit. Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union was issued a contract zone by the Town Council in March to build a bran... 2

  • Falmouth college student reaches Kenyan orphans with schooling, lacrosse sticks

    FALMOUTH — Many people picture horrible conditions and unloved, unhappy children packed into cramped spaces when they think of some orphanages overseas. But Flying Kites in Kenya is different, Gina Campbell, of Falmout...

  • Like mother, like son - Fulbright grants awarded to both

    YARMOUTH — Like his mother did last year, Miles Kenney-Lazar will leave the country for nearly a year on a Fulbright-sponsored trip. Kenney-Lazar, a recent graduate of the University of Miami, will study the socioeconomic effects of rubber growing on rural households in northern Laos. His mot...

  • Yarmouth art collector runs Fryeburg Academy gallery for free

    YARMOUTH — John Day retired a year ago after 28 years of teaching at Greely High School. He relaxed for three days, then accepted a position as the Director of the Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy. For free. Day, a Yarmouth resident, attended Frye...