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  • Bomb threat closes Brunswick High School

    BRUNSWICK — A bomb threat forced the closing Friday of Brunswick High School. The shutdown was originally attributed by school officials to "a building malfunction," but Superintendent Paul Perzanoski confirmed later in the morning that officials were investigating a bomb threat...

  • All aboard for Christmas

    Volunteer Dave Japikse from Tri County Literacy reads "The Night Before Christmas" to an attentive group of children waiting for Santa and his elves to appear aboard the "Candy Cane Train" last weekend between Bath and Wiscasset.

  • Sister act

    Paige Bishop, 8, grabs hold of her sister Haylee, 4, on a small hill near their home in Bath last Saturday afternoon when there was a dusting of sleddable snow.

  • Toy story

    Jim Wickham, left, of the South Portland Lions Club, and his son, JR, try to decide what else they can add to their cart while Thornton Heights Lions Club President Richard Campbell and Anne Galyean of the South Portland Boys and Girls Club make their way down the aisle at Target on Dec. 11 during t...

  • Accident closes part of Route 1 in Falmouth

    The southbound lanes of Route 1 in Falmouth were closed Thursday morning near the intersections with Webber Way and Greenway Drive after an accident involving a Honda Civic and a U.S. Postal Service truck. The Civic, driven by Lisa Corson, 40, of Falmouth, reportedly rear-ended the mail truck, p...

  • South Portland hopes to 'renew' struggling school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School administrators are plotting a makeover for the way education is delivered at Kaler Elementary School. They're calling it The Kaler Renewal. And the goal is to take a project-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning to better engage students before the sch...

  • Scarborough council weighs Higgins Beach parking compromise

    SCARBOROUGH — People upset over proposed off-season parking restrictions at Higgins Beach may soon be sated if a new compromise suggested by Councilor Judith Roy is accepted by the Town Council. While the proposal creates one-hour time-limited parking and a five-minute drop-off area ...

  • CMP tells forum its 'smart' meters are safe from hackers, fire

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 30 people turned out Tuesday night for a second public forum to discuss "smart" electrical meters Central Maine Power Co. is installing on homes throughout southern Maine. The agenda stuck strictly to cybersecurity and fire risks, two issues that had to be...

  • Beach to Beacon: $25K fee to Cape Elizabeth is reasonable

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As expected and without any discussion Monday, the Town Council unanimously approved a $25,000 Fort Williams Park group use fee for the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. The nonprofit organization is now faced with finding ways to cover the added expense in its 2011 budge...

  • South Portland City Council wants more detail on school spending

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors have requested more detailed financial reports from the School Department ahead of the Jan. 5 start of fiscal 2012 budget deliberations. The schools, meanwhile, will begin their budget discussions later than usual, so more accurate state subsidies can...