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  • DOT to discuss plan for Falmouth roundabout

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Town Hall on plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Route 9 and Woods Road. For more information on the project, contact Project Manager Ernie Martin...

  • North Yarmouth Academy head stepping down

    YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy's top administrator, Brad Choyt, will resign at the end of the school year. Choyt, who has served as NYA head of school since 2011, will step down June 30. In an interview Tuesday he would not disclose the reason for his resignation. The NYA B...

  • Freeport nonprofit helps students tell digital stories

    FREEPORT — Smart phones and social media have made it easier than ever for students to shoot, edit and share their own videos and short films. The problem is that most of these videos aren't very good. But what if students took that creative energy and technological savvy...

  • Honors mount for Falmouth student

    Falmouth High School junior Sarah Caldwell, center, receives a letter of recognition from the state Legislature during a presentation Friday, April 18, at the school auditorium. Caldwell also received the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Silver Medallion

  • YMCA of Southern Maine targets childhood obesity

    PORTLAND — All four branches of the YMCA of Southern Maine are celebrating national Heathy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26, in an effort to combat childhood obesity. The free event runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the YMCAs in Portland, Freeport, New Gloucester and Biddeford. The an...

  • Foam packaging ban heads to Portland City Council, plastic bag fee still under discussion

    PORTLAND — City councilors will vote on a proposed ban on food and beverage containers made of polystyrene foam, but an ordinance to charge fees for plastic take-out bags at supermarkets and convenience stores remains on hold. As of Tuesday, no information was available on when the c...

  • Portland School Department adds content to website

    PORTLAND — The School Department has ramped up its media presence with two new features on its website. Earlier this month, the district launched "Let’s Talk Portland!", a means for parents, students, teachers and residents to provide feedback to school administrators. The site...

  • Optimism for replacement of Portland's 'tired' Hall School

    PORTLAND — The year was 1956. Dwight D. Eisenhower won a second term as president, Elvis Presley released his debut album, and Fred P. Hall Elementary School was built in the city's Deering neighborhood. Nearly 60 years later, the aging, wood-framed building at 23 Orono Road could be...

  • Portland mayor leads trip to Japanese sister city

    PORTLAND — Trips to Shinagawa, Japan, are becoming a Brennan family tradition. But to get there, Mayor Michael Brennan first had to get elected. Following in the footsteps of his sons, who visited Portland's sister city with youth and sports cultural exchanges, Brennan left Sa...

  • Cape, Scarborough teen marksmen hit the bullseye with junior championships

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three years ago, Don Leonard brought together the Scarborough Fish and Game Association and the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club to create a junior competition air-rifle team. Now, the coach can boast a junior championship squad. Leonard's team placed first in D...