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  • Dropout comes back to graduate on time at Portland High

    PORTLAND — Slovanka Diep dropped out of school in her freshman year, unhappy with her teachers and courses at Deering High School. When she resolved to return to school her sophomore year, Diep was told that DHS was full and her records had been purged from the system. ...

  • Portland skatepark fundraising nears completion

    PORTLAND — Nearly five years after beginning the search for a new skatepark site, the committee responsible for planning and supporting the park is closing in on its fundraising goal. The city announced recently that the Skatepark Committee was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ton...

  • N. Yarmouth day-care worker charged with assault on infant

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A day-care center worker was arrested May 23 on felony charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a 6-month-old boy. Caring Place Child Care employee Meggan Loker, 24, of Pierce Street, Westbrook, was arrested after police investigated the alleged assault, ...

  • Deering H.S. senior leaves legacy, shoots for the stars

    PORTLAND — Deering High School Principal Ken Kunin said Adrian Matos is a person who identifies his challenges and works to meet them head on.  For Matos, those challenges have been many and varied. Despite it all, however, Matos will graduate with honors from DHS, along with nea...

  • Economic silver lining: Portland gets lower-than-expected bids for school construction

    PORTLAND — City officials say bids for construction projects are coming in below estimates because contractors are hungry for work. The city opened bids May 21 for construction of a new elementary school at the site of the old Baxter School, and found all the bids were at least $2...

  • Celebrations planned for exiting Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Jeanne Whynot-Vickers hasn't had much time to look back since taking over as interim superintendent of the state's largest, most diverse school district in 2007 in the middle of a financial tsunami. With next year's budget signed, sealed and delivered and a new superin...

  • Scarborough business Town Hall draws crowd

    About 50 business people participated in Scarborough's first Small Business Town Hall Meeting and Resource Fair. Susan deGrandpre facilitated the meeting portion of the event, which was held at the Scarborough Public Library. (Roberts photo)

  • Cape Elizabeth 5th-grade teachers will follow kids to 6th grade

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The current fifth-grade students of teachers Adam Killip and Elizabeth Johnston will take two unusual things with them into their sixth-grade school year – their teachers. As presented to the Cape Elizabeth School Board last week, the fifth-grade teaching team i...

  • Cape Elizabeth planners begin farm zoning overhaul

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board Tuesday began looking at agricultural zoning, the next scheduled zoning overhaul as required by the town's Comprehensive Plan. The most recent Comprehensive Plan laid out a schedule of zoning changes, which most recently included changing the B...

  • Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, South Portland plan Memorial Day events

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Memorial Day ceremonies and observances are planned this weekend in Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland. In South Portland, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will sponsor two Memorial Day weekend events. VFW Post 832 will plac...