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  • 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

  • RSU 5 sends $24M budget to residents of Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors adopted a $23.9 million budget for fiscal year 2012. The spending plan includes money for capital improvements, technology investments, curriculum materials, additional teacher and support positions, and flexible professional ...

  • Urge to serve sets up 6-way council race in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Councilor Bill Schaffer, who has served one, three-year term, hopes to retain his seat against former Councilor Mark Hough, former candidate Randy Bates, and three political...

  • 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...

  • Yarmouth School Committee incumbent faces 2 challengers

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are running to fill two seats on the School Committee this year. Incumbent Judiann Smith is seeking a second three-year term and is challenged by newcomers J. Philip Jones and Margaret Groban. Election Day is June 14 and voting will take place at th...

  • 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...