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  • He rocks

    Roland Charles and his rocks attract a crowd of kids at the Environmental Fair at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland on May 7. The fair, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, included exhibitors from local and state government and non-profit organizations.

  • Trader Joe's files paperwork to open Portland store

    PORTLAND — Trader Joe's this week submitted an application to open a store in the former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way. The application, received by the city clerk's office May 10, says Trader Joe's would operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and sell beer and wine. ...

  • No charges, but debate continues over Republicans' behavior at King Middle School

    PORTLAND — The School Department will not seek criminal charges against a group of Republicans who allegedly rummaged through and removed material from a classroom at King Middle School. But School Committee member Sarah Thompson said she will ask Superintendent James Morse Sr. to me...

  • With school budget set, South Portland focuses on high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the School Department will now focus on passing a bond to renovate South Portland High School after residents OK'd a $41.6 million school budget for next year. The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask the City C... 1

  • Cape council OKs more flexibility for farms, agriculture

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Monday night unanimously approved changes to the agricultural portion of the zoning ordinance. The changes have been in progress for more than two years, and were vetted by local farmers, the Ordinance Committee, Planning Board and members of th...

  • Scarborough tries to get ahead on Red Brook watershed protection

    SCARBOROUGH — Longtime residents may remember skating on Pollywonkie Pond in the winter, seeing birds of prey soaring overhead in the summer, and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of Red Brook, which flowed through Scarborough and South Portland until the 1970s. Today the river has b...

  • Partnership allows South Portland grads, not colleges, to keep more scholarship money

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local group is teaming up with a national organization to ensure that South Portland High School graduates can maximize financial aid and scholarships for college. Project Scholarship was launched in 2007 by a group of local residents with a vision to give every SP...

  • South Portland lines up comprehensive energy audit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is poised to hire an outside consultant to perform a comprehensive energy audit of municipal buildings and recommend energy-efficient upgrades. During a workshop Monday night, the City Council supported the idea of hiring Siemens Corp., a national company wi...

  • Topsham Town Meeting to tackle $8.3M budget, medical marijuana moratorium

    TOPSHAM — Voters at Town Meeting next week will decide on an $8.3 million municipal budget for fiscal 2011, as well as a medical marijuana moratorium, in a 27-item warrant. Town Meeting will be held at Mt. Ararat High School at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Next year’s ... 1

  • Hyde School head turns lecture into book of do's for college-bound students

    BATH — Malcolm Gauld’s 45-minute motivational talk to college-bound high school seniors proved popular enough to evolve into a 65-page book. Having taught for 35 years, the president and CEO of the Hyde Schools – including the boarding school at 616 High St. &nd...