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  • Beautifying Back Cove

    University of Southern Maine volunteers Tyler Cooke, 20, and Brittany Wood, 21, help pick up trash along Back Cove at low tide last Friday in Portland during USM's second annual Day of Service.

  • Orestis announces Falmouth candidacy

    FALMOUTH — Business owner Chris Orestis formally announced Tuesday that he is a candidate for Town Council. Orestis is the first candidate to file the required nomination papers with the town. He is a Maine native and the owner of Life Care Funding Group, a company that assists sen...

  • Hoop house means year-round produce for Yarmouth school nutrition program

    YARMOUTH — With the change in seasons the Yarmouth School Garden will once more come to life as a food source, a classroom and a community service project. This year, the ad...

  • Falmouth elementary school fails to meet federal standards

    FALMOUTH — For the first time, a Falmouth school did not meet adequate yearly progress required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The third and fourth grades at Plummer-Motz School failed to meet the standard for the 2010-2011 school year, based on testing in the fall of 2010....

  • Route 1 corridor in Falmouth may see revamp starting next year

    FALMOUTH — Changes are coming down the road for Route 1. The Maine Department of Transportation has scheduled the highway for resurfacing in the 2012-2013 construction season. However, before that happens, the town has to decide what, if any, changes it will make to the corridor....

  • Freeport peddler spot available for lease

    FREEPORT — The PORT teen center and Freeport High School All Sports Boosters were granted a peddler cart location behind Starbucks at 49 Main St. and are inviting lease proposals. The proceeds from the lease will be shared by the two organizations. The lease is from May 1, 2011...

  • Facilities committee to address Freeport High School needs

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors will form a committee to address the safety, accessibility and appearance of the high school. The 16-member Freeport High School Facilities Study Advisory Committee will include three teachers, three administrators, six parents...

  • North Yarmouth budget panel favors 2.3% tax cut

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Budget Committee last week recommended a fiscal 2012 budget of $3.4 million. Nearly $824,000 would come from taxes, a 2.27 reduction from the current year. The budget continues to be a work in progress, Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week...

  • Portland's new city clerk dives into election planning

    PORTLAND — When Katherine Jones stepped into the position of city clerk at the beginning of the year, she got to work researching ways to save the city money in the upcoming mayoral elections. On April 4, Jones was officially appointed city clerk by the City Council. She replaced Lin...

  • Catholic elementary school in Portland to close in June

    PORTLAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese announced April 15 that the 145-year-old Cathedral Catholic School will close in June, at the end of the school year. Communications Director Sue Bernard said in a press release that the closure is the result of long-term financial problems at th...