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  • USM reverses course on 12 layoffs, but budget questions remain

    AUGUSTA — Twelve University of Southern Maine professors who had previously been told they would be laid off will keep their jobs, according to USM President Theodora Kalikow. Kalikow announced that the layoffs were off the table during a Faculty Senate meeting in Lewiston on Friday ...

  • Updated: Police name suspect arrested in CVS robbery and bomb scare

    PORTLAND — Police said Friday a 39-year-old Portland man claimed to be suicidal as he allegedly displayed what he called an explosive device while robbing the CVS pharmacy at 510 Congress St. Jason Wayne Campbell, of 40 Alder St., allegedly entered the store around 8:45 a.m. Fri...

  • Proposed budget boosts South Portland property tax rate by 3.5%

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The proposed city budget for fiscal year 2015 calls for a 3 percent increase in spending.  The City Council held a joint public hearing Wednesday night at City Hall to introduce the combined $76.9 million school and municipal budget. In their regular...

  • Administrator: Brunswick schools must look beyond tests

    BRUNSWICK — Assistant Superintendent of Schools Greg Bartlett on Wednesday reviewed results from last fall's New England Common Assessment Program. But a major part of his presentation to the School Board focused on how to narrow the achievement gap for the growing population of...

  • Alzheimer's expert to discuss research, funding, coping in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — One of the nation's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease will answer questions, and discuss research and caregiving next week. Dr. Laurel Coleman, of Maine Medical Center's Geriatric Assessment Clinic, served eight years on the Alzheimer's Association's national bo...

  • Brunswick's new Town Hall centralizes offices at a hefty price

    The newly opened Brunswick Town Hall at 85 Union St.

  • Brunswick hires Maine Municipal Assn. for manager search

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted unanimously to hire the Maine Municipal Association to aid with the search for the next town manager. Before making the decision, the council spent most of its meeting hearing public comment over a proposal to send a letter to the federal ...

  • Academic Decathlon funding divides Scarborough board

    SCARBOROUGH — While members of the high school Academic Decathlon team crammed for a national competition in Honolulu coming in two weeks, the School Board on April 3 narrowly voted to help fund the trip.  The board also approved a donation for the Blue Point School gardens...

  • Cost of Brunswick tax dispute goes beyond Kestrel

    BRUNSWICK — A tax dispute between the town and the operator of the former naval air station could cost both sides money. It could also cause a decline in the town's general fund balance, which could have future budget implications if Brunswick faces unanticipated expenses. The...

  • Author to discuss Irish history in Portland at Cape Elizabeth church

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When Matthew Jude Barker was a child, his mother told him to be proud of his Irish heritage. "Little did she know how far I'd carry that one," said Barker, a local author and historian who has dedicated his life's work to chronicling the sagas of the Irish people and...