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  • Portland library to host e-book forum

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library will host a forum about e-books and e-readers on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium. "E-book Sandbox: Embracing a New Way of Reading" will address common questions about e-readers, and library staff will demonstrate how to the...

  • Towns roll out text-a-tip to combat underage drinking

    FALMOUTH — In an effort to curb drinking by young people, six area towns are participating in a new text-a-tip program. The program, organized by Casco Bay Create Awareness Now and paid for by a grant, allows people to text, go online, or use a smart-phone app to let police know abou...

  • Acting principal gets top job at Greely High School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — As of July 1, Greely High School's interim principal will be interim no more. The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted 7-1 Monday to hire Daniel McKeone as principal, Superintendent Robert Hasson said. McKeone, 45, started at Greely High in 1... 1

  • New farmers' market in Yarmouth offers fresh, organic goods

    YARMOUTH — A new farmers' market offering a variety of organic and sustainable products launched last week at Town Hall. Farmers from North Yarmouth, Brunswick, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Falmouth will offer fresh cheese, yogurt, vegetables, sweets, meats, flowers and soups at the wee...

  • North Yarmouth OKs extra money for services from Cumberland

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Town Meeting on Saturday narrowly approved adding nearly $20,000 to the fiscal 2012 budget. The vote ensures the town will continue to receive a package of services from Cumberland for another year. But some residents expressed desire to look into options with...

  • Cumberland planners to weigh Route 1 retail ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday sent the Planning Board the question of whether to restrict primarily retail businesses from the Office Commercial South Zone on Route 1. The board is expected to make a recommendation next month. Associated retail uses could remain in t...

  • Greater Portland can expect changes as haven for baby boomers

    PORTLAND — A report last week by U.S. News and World Report found...

  • Report calls Portland's Casco Bay High School 'exemplary,' with room for improvement

    PORTLAND — A new report from the Great Schools Partnership, a nonprofit school support organization, says the city's only expeditionary learning high school provides an environment of "inclusivity, openness, listening and negotiation." The organization presented its evaluation of Cas...

  • Portland erases property-owner fines from graffiti rules

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday passed an anti-graffiti ordinance designed to force rapid removal of graffiti by property owners. But the mechanism to enforce action – a fine for uncooperative property owners – was stripped from the ordinance over objections from th...

  • Ms. Vendil goes to Washington: Portland School Board member attends White House meeting

    PORTLAND — It's not every day a member of the Portland School Board meets the president of the United States. But for Jenna Vendil, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. After attending a conference several weeks ago, Vendil, 26, was selected to participate in a smaller confer...