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  • Safe behind the wheel? Maine public schools employ bus drivers with OUI, speeding, other violations

    PORTLAND — School districts go to great lengths to make drivers aware of school buses – from the buses' eye-catching yellow color, to their bright flashing lights, to advertising campaigns aimed at reminding folks to drive safely. But driving safety is a two-way street, and ...

  • Freeport, Falmouth remember 9/11

    Hundreds were on hand for the dedication Sunday in Freeport of a monument formed by pieces of World Trade Center steel.

  • Portland remembers 9/11

    Spectators on Congress Street in Portland watch as hundreds of firefighters and policemen from across Maine and New England march to Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade for a 10th-anniversary ceremony and wreath laying on Sunday honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Portland teenager drowns in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A 17-year-old Portland boy drowned Saturday in the Presumpscot River near the Allen Avenue bridge. Police Lt. John Kilbride said Mohamed Hassan, a Deering High School senior, was swimming in the river with friends when he apparently became distressed in approximately 12 fe...

  • Cape rebuilding Town Hall entrance

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Hall front porch will be rebuilt from Sept. 6 through early October. The project will return the main entrance to its original look of the 1900s. There will be new decking, two new columns, side railings, a new building sign and interior structural support....

  • Cape needs Middle School crossing guards

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Police Department is looking for residents who can serve as crossing guards at the Middle School. For more information, contact Police Chief Neil Williams at 767-3323 or via email at

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "Scarborough agency helps maintain bond between seniors, their pets," should have said Scarborough resident Eddie Woodin donated a $2,500 matching grant to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Also, Woodin's bird seed distribution program was managed by Woodin, not SMAA.

  • Fact-finding in Bath

    Donna Moreau, left, Sue Whittaker, Diane G. Longley, Rory McCarthy, Bath ADA coordinator Scott Davis and City Planner Jim Upham prepare for a tour of downtown Bath last week to see what might make it easier for people in wheelchairs to shop in the city. Among the issues they covered were a shorta...

  • Arts festival on deck at Camp Ketcha

    SCARBOROUGH — Creative Work Systems will host its Celebrate YES! Festival of the Arts from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road. The celebration will feature performances by CWS members, food and a silent auction. Entertainment will include The Grassh...

  • South Portland councilors to get iPads, clash over Willard Square zoning

    SOUTH PORTLAND — If city councilors and sixth-graders have one thing in common it is this: they are all getting Apple iPads. The council on Wednesday voted 5-1, with Councilor Al Livingston opposed, to spend $6,500 on the tablet computers, a price that includes year-round data plans ...