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  • Portland schools turn focus to students, curriculum

    PORTLAND — Public school students will resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 7, kicking off a busy year for city schools. The Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to open after Christmas break and several schools will be under the leadership of new principals. New administrat...

  • UPDATE: Missouri newspaper executive's death in Harpswell ruled 'accidental drowning'

    HARPSWELL — A Missouri newspaper executive drowned accidentally Aug. 19 after falling from a Whidden Road dock. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Wally Lage, 66, ch...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Jeraldine Herrera of Brunswick flashes a smile during the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.

  • Parked for art in South Portland

    Artist Lori Austill observes from the shade of an umbrella as potential buyers examine her encaustic paintings at the annual Art in the Park show and sale at South Portland's Mill Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    A volunteer directs race leader and eventuall individual overall winner Anne Wilkinson of Falmouth to the beach on Sunday, Aug. 15, during the swim portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

  • Journey to Cow Island

    The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust has been marking its first 25 years by running a series of celebrations and explorations. On Saturday, Aug. 14, a group of kayakers launched off Water Street to visit Cow Island in the middle of the Androscoggin River, now managed by the land trust. Michelle Moody of...

  • Raptor rap

    SkyWalker the golden eagle surveys his surroundings while Hope Douglas answers questions during a presentation at the Topsham Public Library last Saturday. Douglas's organization, Wind over Wings, has recently relocated to Dresden.

  • Divided South Portland council plans vote on $44.2M bond for high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday, Aug. 23, will conduct a first reading of a proposed $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations. The proposal, however, is only a place holder that will allow the council to conduct a second reading on Sept. 8, the deadline f...

  • Scarborough Council debates recall provisions proposed for Town Charter

    SCARBOROUGH — A provision for removal of elected officials may be added to the Town Charter if a draft discussed during Wednesday evening's Town Council meeting is accepted by voters. The Town Council reviewed several amendments to the Town Charter, including one that would give resi...

  • RSU 1 goes back to school with new teachers contract

    BATH — With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Regional School Unit 1 has reached agreement on a long-awaited new contract with its teachers. The School Board and Sagadahoc Education Association reached the settlement Wednesday, after working from morning...