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  • Portland school gets grant to jumpstart Nason's Park project

    PORTLAND — An anonymous grant from an out-of-state foundation with ties to Portland has been awarded to Breakwater School for what is being called the "greenovation" of Nason's Corner Park.  The $85,000 grant is expected to allow the private school to complete the desig...

  • Sewall attorney says company could recover in 6-12 months

    BATH — An attorney for M.W. Sewall & Co. this week said the company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 27, could be back on its feet in as little as six months.

  • Portland library considers service, job cuts

    PORTLAND — The director of the city's public library system says hours at Portland's branch libraries will be cut if the library is flat-funded in its 2010 budget. The library is asking for $3.2 million in funding from the city for 2010, which is about $118,000 more than the curre...

  • Durham school chief tapped by RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Shannon Welsh, superintendent of School Union 30 in Durham, was named chief of Regional School Unit 5 last week. She was narrowly selected over Freeport and Pownal Superintendent Elaine Tomaszewski after a 2 1/2-hour closed-door meeting of the RSU board.

  • Portland City Council accepts manager's CDBG decisions

    PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt Community Development Block Grant recommendations from City Manager Joe Gray. The decision followed two public hearings marked by pleas from social service agencies and largely reflected that of the CDBG Allocations Com...

  • High school rivalry fuels Portland hardwood debate

    Deering wants time on a new parquet floor, but PHS parents object PORTLAND — Residents are accustomed to the rivalry between Portland and Deering high schools on the basketball court. But now they're competing over the hardwood itself. A request ha...

  • 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...