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  • 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)

  • PATHS graduation

    Automotive instructor Ervin Osborne addresses graduates, friends, family and faculty during the second of two graduation ceremonies at Portland Arts & Technology High School on May 15. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • 1st graduating class at Portland's expeditionary high school sets a high standard

    PORTLAND — Seniors at Casco Bay High School are used to setting precedents. They were the first group of students to test an innovative expeditionary high school learning model for the city schools – a model that focuses on interdisciplinary, project-based learning that often o...

  • Portland City Council approves $189M budget; police, fire jobs still in doubt

    PORTLAND — City residents will not see an increase in property taxes in the next fiscal year, although parking at a meter or getting a marriage license will cost more. There may also be fewer police officers and firefighters on the job, after the City Council on Monday passed a $1...

  • Portland Harbor Museum finds new, temporary home in Arts District

    PORTLAND — About a year ago, the Portland Harbor Museum decided to open a special exhibition in an empty storefront on Congress Street in Portland as a trial run for moving its maritime history collection from its South Portland location. It eventually became apparent that the te...

  • Seminar series seeks to create more frugal lobster fishermen

    PORTLAND — Today's lobstermen are confronted with a vastly different lobster business than the one enjoyed by their fathers and grandfathers. Gone are the days of socking money away beneath the mattress, or hoping that wealth accumulated in a savings account will be enough to get...

  • State ready to begin widening Portland's Exit 7; activists want trail access

    PORTLAND — Widening of the northbound and southbound off ramps at Exit 7 of Interstate 295 should begin later this year, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Work on the ramps at Franklin Arterial is intended to relieve traffic jams at the heavily used exit, MDOT p...