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  • South Portland school chief: Major budget concerns persist

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In what may be the last workshop session before the school budget referendum, the School Board met with city councilors Monday night and outlined four problematic aspects of the budget. Despite the issues, however, the board has proposed a budget of approximatel...

  • Brunswick church adds sculpture

    Mike Heath and Steve Eagles install a new flaming chalice sculpture, the symbol of Unitarian Universalism, last week at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick. The Rev. Sylvia Stocker said the artwork was created by sculptor Uriah Bueller and commissioned by Richard Barrett, grandson of a...

  • Topsham students cap high school with Capstone projects

    TOPSHAM — Emerson Jerome's life has been a bit crazy lately. There are the Advanced Placement courses he needs to take. The prom. Graduation. And on top of that is an expansive project he and all other seniors at Mt. Ararat High School must undertake: Capstone. While a capston...

  • Brunswick farmers' market returns Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — The Saturday farmers' market, operated by the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, opens for the season on Saturday, May 2. The market is open weekly from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Crystal Spring Farm, 277 Pleasant Hill Road. This is the market's 16th year at Crystal S...

  • Brunswick train facility debate rolls on, despite 'reset'

    BRUNSWICK — Although the fate of a proposed Amtrak layover facility is in the state's hands, the Town Council on Monday heard arguments in support of the project and suggested other ways to deal with train idling. Council chambers were nearly full of members of the public for a ...

  • South Portland student educates adults about what makes him 'tic'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Theo LeBlanc, a sixth-grader at Mahoney Middle School, has been coping with Tourette Syndrome for as long as he can remember. Coping with Tourette, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations called “tics," isn’t easy....

  • Keeping South Portland clean

    Mellie Flahaven, left, and daughter Claire collect trash along the shore at Thomas Knight Park in South Portland on Saturday, April 25, during the South Portland Land Trust's Earth Day Cleanup. Volunteers scoured parks, beaches, shorelines and trails throughout the city during the annual event, w...

  • Storm-drain troopers in Bath

    Leslie Trundy, left, June Jung, 8, and Elena Trundy, 9, paint a "Keep It Clean, Drains to River" message at a Front Street storm drain in Bath on Saturday, April 26, during the Community Storm Drain Stenciling event organized by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. The message is a reminder that what...

  • Yarmouth adds economic development advisory board

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has formed an economic development advisory board to assist the town's new economic development director. Councilors on April 16 approved the board and appointed six members. They will work with Denise Clavette,

  • Camden publisher to buy Portland Press Herald, sister papers

    PORTLAND — Mid-coast businessman Reade Brower has reached a deal to purchase MaineToday Media, the newspaper group that owns the Portland Press Herald, the Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel. A memo sent to MaineToday Media staff late Tuesday confirm...