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  • Yarmouth schools use technology to promote cultural exchange

    YARMOUTH — Students and school administrators are using technology and innovation to bridge cultural gaps as they connect with students all over the world. High school Principal Ted Hall is in an exchange program with administrators in China, the freshman class is using video to comm...

  • Cumberland manager aims to keep tax increase under 2%

    CUMBERLAND — Town Manager Bill Shane said he would like to see a fiscal 2012 budget built on less than a 2 percent increase in taxes. Shane said he expects to present the budget, which will run from July 1 to June 20, 2012, to the Town Council on Feb. 28. If the town goes thro...

  • Vigil against violence

    A small group of citizens gathered on the steps of Portland City Hall last Friday evening for a vigil for the victims of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings. The event sponsored by the Portland Democratic City Committee had several speakers and included a short poem and a prayer for the victims and their f...

  • Buoyed by poll, Falmouth councilors eye Route 1 zoning changes

    FALMOUTH — As the debate over development along Route 1 heads to the Town Council for a vote on Monday, an unscientific survey of residents found overwhelming support for limiting the size of buildings and constructing them closer to the street. The discussion comes on the heels of a...

  • Weather delays start of Falmouth school budget talks

    FALMOUTH — Despite cancellation of the Finance Committee and School Board meetings Tuesday because of weather, the fiscal 2012 school budget process has begun. A joint meeting between the town and school finance committees last week set the stage for discussions, beginning with a pro...

  • Falmouth bridge delays set for Thursday

    FALMOUTH — Drivers using Route 26/100 on Thursday, Jan. 20, should expect delays as the bridge over the railroad and Presumpscot River will be closed for periods of 10 to 15 minutes every hour throughout the day. According to a press release from the Maine Department of Transportatio...

  • Cumberland CMP hearing postponed to Jan. 26

    CUMBERLAND — Weather forced postponement of Tuesday's Planning Board meeting to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Town Hall. A public hearing on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation was on the agenda and will instead be held next Wednesday. CMP is seeking major site plan app...

  • UPDATE: Portland police arrest supermarket robbery suspect

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A man arrested in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery within a 24-hour period is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said in a press release that 45-year-old Howard Gribbin was arrested on Tuesday evening afte...

  • Panel to update Peaks Island residents on secession from Portland

    PEAKS ISLAND — The Peaks Island Independence Committee on Sunday will meet with residents about the latest effort to secede from the city of Portland. PIIC member Rand Gee said the meeting will update residents on the status of a secession bill that has been submitted to the state Le...

  • Developer: Portland housing market remains strong

    PORTLAND — The city's housing market is good, even great, according to developer Greg Shinberg. You just have to build what people want. "The downtown market for condominiums in Portland is still very good," Shinberg said, as he led a tour of one of the two-bedroom condos at his most...