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News Briefs

  • High school prom dress swap, sale in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Students can bring their gently used prom dresses to Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., on Friday, April 10, between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a swap and sale. The Freeport High School junior class is the sponsor of the event, which is open to students from all scho...

  • Annual fabric sale to benefit Safe Passage

    YARMOUTH — The second annual fabric sale to benefit Safe Passage will be held Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, hosted by Meg Harpool and Alison Beyea, will take place at the First Universalist Church, at 97 Main St. The friends will share their designer remnant ...

  • Correction

    An article in last week's edition should have said that the letters of Mrs. Colcord will be read by Beth Muldoon at a dramatic reading hosted by the Freeport Historical Society.

  • Annual hawk watch at Bradbury Mountain

    FREEPORT — Freeport Wild Bird Supply, formerly of Yarmouth, has partnered with Nikon Sport Optics to sponsor the 2009 Spring Hawkwatch at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal. Danny Akers of Ankeny, Iowa, will be at the peak of the mountain from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day through...

  • Forum on income rate reduction slated for April 6

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city's legislative delegation will host a community forum on Monday, April 6, to discuss tax reform legislation that will be considered in the coming weeks. The Taxation Committee is currently considering legislation that would reduce the top income rate by 2...

  • Falmouth teacher a semi-finalist for award

    FALMOUTH — A second-grade teacher at Lunt School has been named a semi-finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year. Kevin Grover is one of six teachers to be selected from the Maine Department of Education's initial 14 nominees. Grover and the other five candidates were selected by a r...

  • Boston Globe columnist to speak at USM graduation

    PORTLAND — Pulitze Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman will be the guest speaker at the University of Southern Maine's 129th Commencement on Sunday, May 16, at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Goodman, a longtime summer resident of Chebeague Island, is perhaps most well-know...

  • 2 Portland teachers semifinalists for Teacher of the Year

    PORTLAND — Thomas Fournier and Jayne Quinn Sawtelle were named semifinalists for the Maine Department of Education's Teacher of The Year Award. Fournier, an engineering technology teacher at Lincoln Middle School, helped create a sustainability lab and classroom in a geodesic dom...

  • Historical Society hosts talk on imaging

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Historical Society will discuss ways to preserve digital photographs and videos on Wednesday, April 1, at the South Portland Public Library. Starting at 7 p.m., David Mishkin will present a 45-minute lecture and slideshow on "Modern Imaging Methods."...

  • South Portland participates in Passport Day

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city clerk's office is teaming up with the State Department on Saturday, March 28, to celebrate Passport Day. The office will help residents fill out passport applications from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road.  Starting June 1, U....