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  • Solstice solemnity

    Scott Tibbits, right, of Bath, lights a candle held by Peter Garlid of Portland at the Homeless Memorial Candlelight Service on the Brunswick Mall Tuesday night. Tedford Housing, a Brunswick homeless service agency, organized the interfaith event on the longest night of the year to raise awareness a...

  • Breaking the ice

    A father encourages his son to skate to him at the Orland H. Blake Skating Pond in Yarmouth on Saturday.

  • Building boom

    There was a building boom in Cape Elizabeth this week: lots of gingerbread houses under construction inside The Cookie Jar pastry shop on Shore Road. The usual holiday rush was a little earlier and a little busier than in past years, co-owner Donna Piscopo said as she put the finishing touches on...

  • Groups float fees, job cuts for South Portland schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three task forces are finishing up recommendations that will be considered during the upcoming school budget deliberations. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said it will be up to the School Board whether to implement any of the changes. A group studying the potent...

  • New home's driveway raises objections from Cape Elizabeth neighbor

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council is expected to determine if a driveway permit for 6 Stonegate Road was issued incorrectly. Robert H. Stier Jr., of 9 Rock Crest Drive, is appealing Public Works Director Robert Malley's decision to issue the permit to Early Bird Group, developers of ...

  • Moore time for LePage

    Bristyn Leisure, left, and other eighth-graders greet Gov.-elect Paul LePage on Dec. 16 at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. LePage made brief remarks and then took questions from the students for a half hour before touring the building.

  • 'Polar Dip' to benefit SPHS Project Graduation

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students from South Portland High School will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay on Jan. 1, 2011, for the school's first annual "Polar Dip." The event, taking place at 11 a.m. at the Southern Maine Community College beach, will be a fundraiser for SPHS Project G...

  • Scarborough school reacts quietly, visibly to bullying

    SCARBOROUGH — In light of some recent incidents of violence involving Scarborough High School students, the administration is reacting with a calm, but firm hand. "We are increasing our visibility," said Principal Dean Auriemma, who took his position at SHS this fall. Auriemma...

  • Cape Elizabeth mock trial team wins state title

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school mock trial team defeated eight-time winner Hampden Academy in the state championship on Dec. 9 to earn a chance to compete in the national competition in May. Mary Page, a high school social studies teacher and mock trial coach, said the win was excit...

  • Shop with a cop

    Coutia Giriteka, right, and Portland Police Officer Tony Ampezzan put the finishing touches on wrapping a Christmas gift at police headquarters Friday night, Dec. 17. Coutia and seven other kids from Portland Recreation's after-school program were selected for the third annual Kids Shop With a Cop p...