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  • Visitors center proposed for Eagle Island off Harpswell

    Zoning change goes to voters on June 14 HARPSWELL — Visitors who flock to Eagle Island, the retirement home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary, could be greeted by a new welcome center if voters approve and a group of Harpswell residents have their way. The Friends of Eagl...

  • Voters give initial OK to greater Bath school budget

    BATH — Residents from the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 gave preliminary approved Tuesday to the fiscal 2012 budget. The $25.6 million spending plan faces a final vote in a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 7. Bath voters can cast their ballots at Bath Middle Sc...

  • Cape Elizabeth hires New Hampshire educator as superintendent of schools

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meredith Nadeau of New Hampshire was unanimously selected Wednesday morning by the School Board to become superintendent of schools. Nadeau will take over from interim Superintendent Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of Yarmouth schools, who has been working for ...

  • UPDATE: Layoffs likely after Ohio company acquires Portland's Barber Foods

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods, which has called Portland its home for more than 50 years, has been acquired by a Cincinnati-based company. AdvancePierre Foods announced Wednesday it will continue to operate the Portland company's production facility on St. John Street. Barber Foods ...

  • UPDATE: Charge upgraded to manslaughter in shooting death of Cape Elizabeth man

    CAPE ELIZABETH — High School Principal Jeffrey Shedd on Thursday remembered 2006 graduate Andy Holland, 23, who was shot to death Tuesday in Farmington, as a diligent student. "He was quiet, smart and a hard worker," Shedd said. "It is a tragedy." Holland's younger sister grad...

  • Falmouth festival, parade will close roads, limit parking

    FALMOUTH — The Plummer-Motz/Lunt schools Farewell Festival and parade will result in some traffic disruption this weekend. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, and will result in the closure of Lunt, Depot and Middle roads from 9:15 a.m. to about 10 a.m. ...

  • Question 1 in Falmouth divides community

    FALMOUTH — Question 1 on the June 14 ballot is nothing if not controversial. But if there's one thing the opposing sides in the debate over a proposed town center can agree on, it's that there is a lot of misinformation floating around town. During more than an hour of testimo... 3

  • School Board considers teacher-led model for Reiche School

    PORTLAND — Reiche Elementary School is moving closer to becoming a teacher-led school. The School Board on Tuesday night was scheduled to discuss the proposal for a group of teachers to act in place of a traditional school principal. "I believe the Reiche staff has the maturit...

  • Honoring those who served

    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary carry the colors down Congress Street during Portland's annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Yarmouth Water District race attracts 4 candidates

    YARMOUTH — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees in the June 14 election. Incumbent Irving Felker Jr. will face challengers Andrew O'Brien, Bill Stees and Susan B. Krauss for the seats on the five-member board. Board member Charles Sawyer...