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  • Challenge emerges to school-imposed activity fees in Maine

    Fee structure varies widely across local communities SCARBOROUGH — As more Maine school districts begin charging students fees to participate in sports and extra-curricular activities, some people are questioning the legality of the charges. "A public education should be fre...

  • U.S. House panel to again consider curbs on restraint, seclusion of students

    AUGUSTA — Federal legislation that would restrict the use of restraints and isolation on children in school was introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the legisl...

  • 19 homeless in Brunswick after fire blamed on electrical problem

    BRUNSWICK — An electrical problem is being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a six-unit apartment building on Oak Street on Friday afternoon. The blaze, which required response from eight fire departments, left 19 people homeless. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said t...

  • Portland-S. Portland monthly bus pass coming

    PORTLAND — Starting in May, the Greater Portland Transit District, or METRO, and South Portland Bus Service will begin offering a regional monthly bus pass in an effort to simplify travel on both systems. The pass will be sold for $45 a month for travel throughout Portland, South Por...

  • Open for business

    Brunswick Executive Airport officially opened for business last Saturday. There to participate in a ribbon-cutting at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station airport were Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Steve Levesque, left, BNAS Cmdr. Capt. William Fitzgerald, U.S. Re...

  • 'I absolutely love it. It's my calling'

    Years after a paralyzing skiing accident, Monica Quimby is a college teacher and pageant queen SOUTH PORTLAND — From her wheelchair, Monica Quimby wrote the word "chytrids" on the board. She lectured her Southern Maine Community College biology class about the primitive parasi...

  • Cape Elizabeth doctor's journey continues with Maine CDC appointment

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The new director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says she always wanted to be a doctor who helps people. Dr. Sheila Pinette, a 52-year-old osteopath, said her father died of a heart attack when she was a young child. Her mother, a widow at...

  • Public comment on budget to begin in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed $31.3 million fiscal 2012 budget at a public hearing on Monday, April 11. The $21.1 million school budget was unanimously approved by the School Board on March 22 and the Town Council finished review of th...

  • School supporters plead for tax hike in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Proponents on Wednesday urged the City Council to support tax increases to fund next year's city and school budgets. The show of support came during a public hearing where officials proposed a fiscal 2012 operating budget of $69.2 million, a $2 million increase over ... 2

  • Democrats, GOP pick familiar nominees for Maine Senate special election in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The race to replace Democratic Sen. Larry Bliss in Maine Senate District 7 looks like it's boiling down to a longtime South Portland businessman and a sitting state representative from Cape Elizabeth. Republicans and Democrats caucused last week to select their nomin...