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  • Waynflete School in Portland to add adult education

    PORTLAND — A local private school isn't just for kids anymore. Waynflete School, at 360 Spring St., will begin hosting adult education classes for the first time starting in the winter semester. The course is modeled after a similar, upper-level English class taught to hi...

  • Portland middle school hopes reading silently proves golden

    PORTLAND — An unusual day at Lyman Moore Middle School is in the books. Principal Stephen Rogers participated the Principal Challenge, hosted by Pizza Hut's Book It!, which saw him sit in the school's main lobby on Nov. 13, reading silently from the moment the first bell rang un...

  • McAuley community cleans up in Portland

    Every student, faculty and staff member from Catherine McAuley High School, and some parents, participated in the second annual All School Service Day on Nov. 13, where they crossed the street to Evergreen Cemetery to work on a fall cleanup project.

  • UPDATE: Police suspect bath salts use by Falmouth teen charged with naked break-ins as parents' home burns

    FALMOUTH — A teenager remained in custody this week after he allegedly broke into two homes Nov. 15 while naked, and possibly high on bath salts, while a fire of unknown origin destroyed his family's home at 12 Inverness Road. Logan Valle, 18, is being held at the Cumberland Cou...

  • Brunswick recount confirms Grant's re-election to School Board

    BRUNSWICK — A ballot recount has confirmed incumbent James Grant's narrow election victory over challenger Chris Watkinson in School Board District 5.  The Nov. 13 recount gave Grant an eight-vote margin, 558-550, in the east Brunswick district. Watkinson had a stron...

  • Santas to 'hustle' around South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The first Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K is coming to the city on Nov. 23. Race participants will receive a Santa hat, beard and dri-fit sweatshirt in which to run. There will be cookie, candy, and water stations along both routes, as well as holiday music an...

  • Cape to consider $1.75M bond for school repairs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council may decide next month whether to issue a proposed $1.75 million bond that would fund a host of school capital improvements. Councilors last week scheduled a Dec. 8 public hearing at which they may authorize five projects and the bond to complete them...

  • Cohen tapped to fill top post in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At a workshop on Wednesday, City Councilor Linda Cohen was nominated unanimously to fill the position of Mayor Jerry Jalbert, who is not seeking re-election. Councilors will select the city's next mayor on Dec. 1, and another candidate could arise before then. C...

  • South Portland rejects continued bids for city parcels

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After two debate-filled workshops, the City Council on Nov. 3 voted against selling two pieces of city property. Councilors by a 4-3 vote rejected sale of the parcels, 68 Hillcrest Ave. and 21 Dresser Road, to abutter Stanley Cox, who owns Cox Farm on Highland A...

  • South Portland artist seeks return of her validating work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For 15 years, a beloved sculpture called "Keds" stood guard in her creator's yard at the corner of Broadway and Lincoln Street. All that remains now of the life-size, bronze piece is the armature, a foot, and part of a thigh; the rest of the sculpture was s...