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  • Harpswell votes to own West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly decided the town should take ownership of West Harpswell School. Only 524, or 13 percent, of the town's nearly 4,000 voters cast ballots in the special referendum. The majority, 404, voted in favor of taking ownership of the school; 120 v...

  • Trail map available for South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Copies of the first "South Portland Trail Map & Guide" are now available at City Hall, and will soon be available at area bookstores. On one side, the map lists all trails, proposed trails, open spaces, lighthouses, schools and parking in South Portland. The reve...

  • Topsham selectmen OK dog fees with more teeth, new clerk hours

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Aug. 18 unanimously approved stricter dog ordinance violation fees and new town clerk office hours. The dog ordinance change must ultimately be approved by Town Meeting. Town Manager Cornell Knight said a resident complained to the board abo...

  • Election hopefuls take out nomination papers in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — New faces and familiar candidates have taken out nomination papers for elected offices in town. Residents will elect four town councilors, two School Board members and three sanitary district trustees on Nov. 8. Incumbent Councilors Karen D'Andrea, Ronald Ahlquis...

  • South Portland council: Keep Willard Square commercial

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council has again sent the Planning Department back to work on a proposed zoning amendment that will dictate the rules of development in Willard Square. Among the changes requested by councilors during a workshop Monday was the removal of a measure in the am...

  • Back to school: SAD 75 starts new year with new administrators

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is starting the 2011-2012 academic year with new people in top jobs, but many of those faces are familiar. Brad Smith replaced Mike Wilhelm as superintendent of schools on July 1. Smith had served as assistant superintendent since last Octo...

  • Their plates are full

    Charlotte, 3, of Lisbon Falls, and her new friend Annabelle Foia Nini, 2, create some art of their own at the Five Rivers Arts booth at the Brunswick Outdoor Arts festival last weekend.

  • Back to school: New science curriculum in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Students returning to school this fall will encounter a few new faces and a more hands-on science curriculum. According to Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci, parents will notice more communication and transparency t...

  • Rail board picks 'Brunswick West' for train facility

    PORTLAND — Ending months of study and debate over where a 60,000-square-foot Amtrak layover facility should be established, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority voted Monday to build the $4 million train maintenance building between Stanwood Street and Church Road in Brunswick....

  • Science and technology charter school proposed for greater Portland

    PORTLAND — The area's first official charter school is planning to open its doors in 2012. The Baxter Academy for Technology and Science will be the first high school focused on educating students in science, technology, engineering and math in southern Maine. It was made poss...