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  • Judge rejects Yarmouth honor code challenge

    PORTLAND — A federal judge Tuesday denied a student's request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented her from being punished under the Yarmouth High School honor code. The 16-year-old student – identified in court documents only by the initials S.F. –...

  • SAD 51 OKs new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to move third-graders from the Drowne Road School to the Mabel I. Wilson School next year and find a new use for the Drowne Road building. Recommendations from the district’s Su...

  • Portland councilors mull school funding, Peaks Island police coverage

    PORTLAND — City Councilors lauded the schools Tuesday for the effort put in to a $90 million budget proposal, despite a 1.3 percent proposed increase in spending over this year. The police chief at Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting also presented the council with options to keep tw...

  • Call for help: Cumberland County sees itself as solution to dispatch dilemma facing towns

    FALMOUTH — When most people dial 911, their biggest concern is getting emergency service as quickly as possible. The location of the person who answers the call is probably far from the caller's mind. But as budget crises force more Maine communities to make drastic cuts, some towns ...

  • Portland Planning Board OKs Old Port hotel, North Deering bank

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a new hotel development for the former Jordan's Meat property in the Old Port. Developer Mark Woglom, president of New Hampshire-based Opechee Construction Corp, said interior demolition has already begun at the 207-209 bl...

  • 11 Cumberland County libraries receive national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven libraries in Cumberland County are among 17 in the state to receive national recognition. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced on April 9 that the libraries – including those at Portland's Reiche, Lyseth and Clifford elementary schools; Cumber...

  • Portland's Congress Square: Upgrade or unload?

    PORTLAND — The city is exploring options for the Congress Square park at Congress and High streets, including redesign or sale of the property. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group, made up of local business and neighborhood representatives and city officials, is planning a publi...

  • West End waste watchers

    Suzanne Bryan returns to Rieche School in Portland on April 10 to drop off a bag of trash after taking part in the annual Spring Clean-Up Day organized by the West End Neighborhood Association. Volunteers went throughout the neighborhood looking for trash and dog poop to clean up, and they found it.

  • Petition drive aims to keep emergency dispatch in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Two days after the Town Council approved consolidation of emergency dispatch with Brunswick, a petition drive was launched to overrule the council and keep the service in town. "I have learned to never say never," sa...

  • Falmouth to issue 20 new moorings at Town Landing

    FALMOUTH — There's good news on the horizon for at least 20 of the 132 people on the  waiting list for a mooring at Town Landing. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve changes to the Coastal Waters Ordinance that will allow 20 new applications for moorings a...