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  • Scarborough school funding: 'It could have been worse'

    SCARBOROUGH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Scarborough schools of $5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of $2 million in general aid to education. The loss was somewhat less than the district expected, Scarborough Schools Superintendent David Doyle said Wednesday....

  • South Portland School Board to vote March 8 on high school renovation plans

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Having scuttled plans to put a $41.9 million high school renovation bond out to voters in June, the School Board next month is scheduled to vote on whether they like the renovation plan or not. The continued accreditation of the high school may be at stake. Th...

  • Greely students organize dance for Haiti

    CUMBERLAND — A fundraising dance for sixth- to eighth-graders to benefit Haiti relief will be held at the Val Halla banquet center Friday, Feb. 12, from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $5, and the dance is open to middle school students of surrounding towns. “We just wanted ...

  • Sleigh Day in North Yarmouth

    Spectators watch as Mary Boutin of Brunswick and her horse Elias parade past in the arena at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth on Saturday, Feb. 6, during the farm's 11th annual Sleigh Day.

  • Trustee accuses Sewall of 'mismanagement, self-dealing'

    PORTLAND — A judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order barring the former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. from a variety of actions connected to the Bath fuel company. The action was expected after a court-appointed Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee accused Philip Sewall of...

  • Cape Elizabeth council explores pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an effort to reduce waste removal costs and to encourage recycling, the Town Council is exploring a pay-per-bag program for residents. Councilors, in Feb. 8 workshop, agreed to pursue the concept and research it more thoroughly. Councilors Frank Gove...

  • Naturalization in Falmouth

    Somali immigrant Suad Abrar, who now lives in Lewiston, waves an American flag during a naturalization ceremony at Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 40 people became United States citizens during the ceremony, which is a part of the fifth grade's immigration unit.

  • Falmouth brothers' film to air on MPBN

    FALMOUTH — A documentary film made by two brothers from Falmouth will be shown twice this month on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. "Once More to the Cabin" fo...

  • SAD 75, Brunswick schools hit hard by state; RSU 1 fares better

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 superintendent said last week that every category of spending will be scrutinized to make up for a $1.75 million loss in state aid for next year's budget. Preliminary General Purpose Aid numbers released by the Maine Department of ...

  • Topsham selectmen receive government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Feb. 4 to receive a nearly 100-page report from the Topsham Government Improvement Committee. The board made it clear that it was not accepting the recommendations in the report, but rather receiving the document as the start of...