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  • Changes proposed in rules on restraint, seclusion of Maine students

    AUGUSTA — After nearly nine months of work, a group of special education professionals, school principals, disability rights advocates and parents has sent rule changes on the restraint and seclusion of school children to the Maine Department of Education. The DOE will review the pro...

  • Talks could lead to garage, transit hub at Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — Negotiations are taking place that could dramatically change the development proposed at Thompson's Point. Stakeholders are hoping to move Suburban Propane from Thompson's Point, which could pave the way for a new rail-side transportation center as part of the proposed For...

  • 'Emma's Olympics': North Yarmouth 10-year-old to dance at world competition

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Emma Fitzpatrick has dedicated seven of her 10 years to Irish dancing, and her diligence has earned her a place at the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships. Her trip next April to Belfast, Northern Ireland, will be her first outside the U.S. "I've been worki...

  • Falmouth council may review property bids behind closed doors

    FALMOUTH — The public may be left in the dark initially when it comes to the bids and negotiations for the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings. In its meeting Wednesday, the Town Council is expected to discuss whether to review bids for purchase or lease of the school prope...

  • North Yarmouth Academy welcomes new headmaster

    Brad Choyt, center, the new headmaster of North Yarmouth Academy, was honored at an installation ceremony on Oct. 5. NYA Board of Trustees President Rick Abbondanza, left, and Candace Dale, right, the featured speaker from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., accompanied Choyt into the cerem...

  • Cumberland council OKs zoning change for former school

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a zoning change for the former Drowne Road School property. The Planning Board last month recommended the change, which moves the property from Rural Residential 1 zoning to the adjacent Village Mixed Use Zone. The ...

  • North Yarmouth to vote on establishment of Charter Commission

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents will vote Tuesday, Nov. 8, on a referendum question that asks whether the town should form a Charter Commission. The commission would evidently be the first to review the Town Charter since the document was established in 1982, Selectman Rob Wood said last ...

  • Barber Foods to lay off 71 in Portland

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods on Monday announced it is moving its fully-cooked food operations to Oklahoma and eliminating 71 jobs at the company's St. John Street plant, effective Dec. 10. This is the second round of layoffs since Barber was acquired by Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre, wh...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on economic development and the working waterfront

    PORTLAND — In an effort to stabilize and improve the local economy, city officials have been working with the business community on an economic development plan. That plan, which is largely finished but awaiting City Council approval, outlines benchmarks for growing the economy, enri... 1

  • Educator challenges incumbents for Freeport seat on RSU 5 board

    FREEPORT — Two incumbents seeking re-election to the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors are being challenged by a first-time candidate with a background in education. Gurdarshan Gill has not sought elected office before. Incumbents Nelson Larkins, the current RSU 5 chairman, a...