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  • Portland schools brace for higher enrollment; superintendent decries funding formula change

    PORTLAND — After the closing of the parochial Cathedral School this spring, the Portland Public Schools are bracing for an uptick in enrollment. At the same time, the School Department is already preparing for a change in the state's school funding formula that's expected to cost the...

  • Scarborough nomination papers available

    SCARBOROUGH — Nomination papers are available for the Nov. 8 town elections. There are three seats up for election on the Town Council, two on the School Board, and three on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees. All are for three-year terms. Nomination papers must be return...

  • Students host candidates forum in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students from the high school Advanced Placement government class will hold a House District 121 candidates forum on Aug. 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The special election on Aug. 16 will fill a seat vacated by Sen. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, who was...

  • Prepare to dive

    With Tom Allen, president of the Harpswell Festival, sitting in the fundraiser dunking tank, Dan Boland prepares to take his best, albeit close, shot at hitting the target at last weekend's annual celebration.

  • South Portland board to vote on new principal for high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A search committee is recommending the principal of Livermore Falls High School be hired as the next principal of South Portland High School. If approved by the School Board in a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, James Holland will replace Jeanne Crocker, who

  • Beach to Beacon shining light: Teenage Cape Elizabeth wheelchair racer on inspirational course

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Like any teenager, Christina Kouros plays sports, hangs out with her friends and is enjoying the summer. She is a member of the Nordic ski and track teams at Cape Elizabeth High School, where she will be a junior this fall. But Kouros, 16, is not a typical teenager.

  • Preliminary plans for Cape Elizabeth library please employees, trustees, councilors

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thomas Memorial Library trustees and town councilors reviewed

  • Newspaper's tax woes worry Brunswick officials, industry expert

    BRUNSWICK — On July 15, the town Finance Department sent letters to all businesses and individuals that have not paid their 2010 real estate taxes. First on the list, with nearly $77,000 outstanding, is Brunswick Publishing LLC, better known as The Times Record newspaper. The... 2

  • Big-screen blueprint

    Rich Meyer, of Russco Retail General Contractors of Fall River, Mass., checks the blueprints for the new Nordica Theater complex at Freeport Village Station on Monday. Meyer is overseeing the demolition and preparation for the construction of the multiplex, which is scheduled to open this fall on...

  • Stand-up guy: Former furniture maker brings new kind of surfing to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are some key differences between a run-of-the-mill surfboard and a stand-up paddleboard, or SUP. Obviously there's the paddle, which is absent in a regular surfer's kit. There's the size, too: regular surfboards are about 8 or 9 feet long, while the average sta...