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  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...

  • Scarborough welcomes super-sized Wal-Mart

    SCARBOROUGH — The big box just got bigger. The new Wal-Mart on Gallery Boulevard opened its doors Wednesday morning, leaving the old building it replaces in its formidable shadow. One man camped outside the doors to be the first shopper in the new store, Alex Serra, W...

  • Correction

    An article in the April 17 edition of The Forecaster about the potential closure of the West Harpswell School should have said the school's projected enrollment, and not the combined enrollment with the Harpswell Islands School, is expected to drop to 55-58 students by 2011.

  • South Portland council considers closed session to review Anderson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday, May 4, will decide whether to go behind closed doors to discuss the performance of the director of the city's largest municipal department. The possible executive session comes after Dana Anderson, the director of Parks, Recreation, Pub...

  • Worshipers ready for first service in new South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of a Westbrook Street synagogue are realizing a nearly decade-old dream this week: Having a house of worship that is uniquely and distinctly their own. For the last 20 years, ...

  • Dragons at Dike Newell

    Students at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath act out the part of a dragon on April 28 as Jessica Holloway, director of The Ballet School/Maine Coastal Youth Ballet, asks them what a dragon might look like. Holloway brought a group of high-school-aged dancers to present selections from their upc...

  • Mourners remember South Portland shooting victim as probe continues

    SOUTH PORTLAND — While police continue to investigate, dozens of friends gathered April 24 to remember a 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the basement of his Willard Beach neighborhood home nearly two weeks ago. More than 50 people, including the victim's sister, paid thei...

  • SAD 75 board budget vote set for May 14; laptop computers on tap

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a fiscal 2010 budget at its Thursday, May 14, meeting. In the meantime, public budget forums are scheduled to be held at the Bowdoinham Community School on Tuesday, May 5, and at Woodside E...

  • Union's ruling on BIW officers could come in May

    BATH — The result of a union hearing involving three suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union could come sometime next month, according to a spokesman for Local S6's parent union.

  • Brunswick council begins campaign for Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — With Brunswick's $2 million investment in the $23 million Maine Street Station project on a track to get larger, the Town Council on Monday expressed its unanimous support for the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster. Extension of the current service from Portl...