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  • Silent protest

    About 100 teachers, school staffers and parents assembled at the RSU 1 School Board meeting in West Bath on Monday night, Feb. 22. They silently protested the lack of success in contract negotiations, holding signs reading" Still No Contract" and "175 days without a contract," and left the meeting ...

  • Storm surge

    Scarborough senior Heather Carrier raises the championship plaque while her classmates exult after winning a first-ever regional basketball title on Feb. 20 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Red Storm take on Skowhegan in the Class A state game on Saturday, Feb. 27. Sports, P...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Bowdoin to host Angela Davis, Oxford scholar

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will host two noted speakers next week. Educator, author, socialist and political activist Angela Davis will visit the campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, for “A Conversation with Angela Davis.”

  • Cape municipal budget proposal holds the line on spending, reduces tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town manager's proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2011 contains no overall spending increase and a three-cent reduction in the property tax rate. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the $8.5 million budget would maintain current services and employment, and the...

  • South Portland school cuts target 31 jobs, 1 middle school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The superintendent of schools presented a $39.4 million budget proposal Wednesday night that includes the elimination of 31 jobs. Superintendent Suzanne Godin's budget would require 29 layoffs, including four teachers, nine assistant coaches, two Central Office staffers ...

  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't matter: South Portland military museum hosts 'spectacular soiree'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A showcase of gay-friendly wedding services finally had its day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, more than three months after it was originally scheduled. The event dubbed a "spectacular soiree" for attendees of the Downeast Pride Alliance, a local network of gay-friendly busine...

  • Buy Local movement emerging in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a city known for big-box stores and the Maine Mall, which is filled with national retailers, visibility can be difficult for locally owned small businesses. But a group of merchants are hoping to change that by launching South Portland Buy Local on March 16 at the...

  • Board defends private meeting about Scarborough principal

    SCARBOROUGH — The principal of Scarborough High School said she has not ruled out any options after learning the School Board may have acted inappropriately when it discussed whether she should be reappointed. Principal Patricia Conant said she was told on Friday, Feb. 5, that she wo...

  • Winter Fun Day to be held at Rines Forest

    CUMBERLAND — The Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust will hold a Winter Fun Day at Rines Forest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. All ages are welcome to explore the more than 200-acre forest. Forester Jay Braunscheidel and members of the trust will give guided tours, and ...