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  • Cultivating the future: Portland schools teach science, grow lunch

    PORTLAND — If learning is about growing, then several of the city's elementary schools are planting their way to success. On Saturday, neighbors, parents, teachers and students came together to build vegetable garden beds at Reiche School, and last week Longfellow Elementary School d...

  • School year extended next year in Portland

    PORTLAND — The school year will be a little longer next year. The teachers' union has agreed to extend the amount of time teachers spend in the classroom with students by five full days, four of which are added to the schedule. One that was converted from a professional development d...

  • Memorial Day events planned in several area towns

    FREEPORT — Memorial Day events will include parades, music and guest speakers in Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cumberland and Chebeague Island on Monday, May 30. Freeport's parade will begin at the high school, 30 Holbrook St., at 9:30 a.m. and will travel north on Main Street to Sch...

  • Parents, community not giving up on Portland Catholic school

    PORTLAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese said last month that it would close the Cathedral School. But a group of parents, students and community members are not giving up on the 147-year-old school at 14 Locust St. On Sunday, a few dozen people held the first of several planned ...

  • Developers to buy Bayside land for $2.3M from Portland

    PORTLAND — A Miami-based development company hopes to buy more than three acres of city land in the Bayside Neighborhood. Federated Cos., which also owns the

  • Air Force flyover will be part of Portland Memorial Day celebration

    PORTLAND — A section of Congress Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 30, to make way for the American Legion's annual Memorial Day parade. The parade, sponsored by Harold T. Andrews Post 17, will begin at 10:30 a.m. It will travel from Longfellow Square to Monum...

  • Open-records bill pushed into next Maine legislative session

    AUGUSTA — A bill that would provide greater public access to government records has been delayed until the next legislative session. The Legislature's Judiciary Committee, which is reviewing the bill, will continue its deliberations in the fall. The Right to Know Advisory Comm...

  • 3 finalists for Southern Maine Community College presidency

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College's presidential search committee has narrowed a field of 49 candidates to three, according to a press release from the Maine Community College System. The committee has forwarded its selection to MCCS President John Fitzsimmons, who wi...

  • Scarborough construction firm emerges from bankruptcy protection

    SCARBOROUGH — A reorganized Maietta Construction has emerged from bankruptcy protection, ending a financial reboot that began last July. In a statement released last week, the company said its creditors voted in favor of the firm's reorganization plan, which was approved May 18 by a ...

  • Clean sweep in Brunswick

    Volunteers and representatives of the Brunswick Downtown Association worked closely with town crews to tidy up Maine Street last Saturday in a one-day project sponsored in part by the BDA and Hammond Lumber.