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  • Correction

    An Oct. 7 story, "Brunswick School Board at-large election draws 2 candidates," should have said candidate William Thompson worked for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. It also should have said that he does not support public pre-schools.

  • The Forecaster wins regional award for restraint series

    NATICK, Mass. — The Forecaster and staff writer Emily Parkhurst have received a prestigious Publick Occurrences Award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The award was presented for a series of stories that illuminated the use of therapeutic physical restraints on s...

  • The Forecaster in Focus: Oct. 14

    Alexis Golubow of Richmond puts a new spin on the old Hula Hoop on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the end of Maine Hoop Day at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick. Golubow's hoops are studded with LED lights.

  • Portland school chief announces retirement

    PORTLAND — After three years running the School Department, Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. on Thursday announced his retirement. Morse choked up during a press conference at the department's central office as he described leading the schools' recovery from a financial c...

  • Living with Rett, longing for a cure: Scarborough parents hope experimental hormone will help their daughter

    SCARBOROUGH — Mornings are a slow process for Annie Nee.  The 10-year-old Wentworth Intermediate School student is helped out of bed and through the typical morning routine by her mother and an in-home nurse. She is placed in a wheelchair, where she remains for much of th... 2

  • Discussion continues on Fort Williams bus fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will have another opportunity to express their opinions about commercial bus fees at Fort Williams Park in a Nov. 14 public hearing. The Town Council will revisit a recommendation by the Fort Williams Advisory Commission to charge a $40 entry fee for tour b...

  • County District 1 candidates disagree on Civic Center bond

    SCARBOROUGH — Cumberland County residents last year approved the county's first-ever charter, which dictates the way the county is organized and governed. The document also increased the number of districts, and the number of elected county commissioners, from three to five. In March...

  • Brunswick board advances strategic plan for schools

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board is moving forward with plans to commission a long-range strategic plan. The board is seeking requests for proposals from consulting firms to create a five-year plan for the School Department that will describe where the schools are today, document where v...

  • Falmouth may restrict where sex offenders live

    FALMOUTH — A proposed town ordinance would prohibit people convicted of sex crimes against children under 14 from living near a school, park or athletic field. Police Chief Edward Tolan

  • Brunswick Landing businesses have little trouble hiring

    BRUNSWICK — The latest in a series of federal grants aimed at boosting economic development efforts at Brunswick Landing – $5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor – was designed to train unemployed high-tech workers. The grant, issued to Coastal Counties Workfor...