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  • Class of 2015: South Portland senior's art scratches the surface

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Maura Gaven prefers watercolors. The 18-year-old, soon-to-be graduate of South Portland High School, who will attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall, said she has been drawing for a...

  • RSU 1 budget gets added funds for art, music

    BATH — A $27.3 million spending plan for Regional School Unit 1 passed the first of two public votes Tuesday at the district's budget meeting. The meeting, held at Bath Middle School, ran about two hours and drew nearly 90 voters from the RSU 1 communities of Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsbu...

  • SAD 75 budget proposal officially shrinks by $1.2M

    TOPSHAM — Voters at the School Administrative District 75 budget meeting approved a $36.9 million budget for fiscal 2016, $1.2 million less than the package approved by the...

  • Memorial Day tradition in Topsham, Brunswick

    World War II U.S. Navy veteran Conrad LeBourdas watches, left, as Brunswick resident and U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins Grand Marshal Gerry Menard in the traditional tossing of a wreath from the Frank Wood Bridge during the annual Brunswick-Topsham Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25.&nbs...

  • Portland police hunt for shooters who killed Scarborough man

    PORTLAND — A 19-year-old Scarborough man died and another man remains hospitalized after being shot late Monday night at an Old Port recording studio. Police have yet to apprehend the assailants, whom officers described as likely acquaintances of the two men who were shot. The...

  • Memorial Day that almost wasn't in Bath

    Isaac Ensel, left, and Drew and Gideon Walden, all of Bath, ride in the back of a truck during the Memorial Day Parade in Bath. The annual parade was almost scuttled after the local American Legion post admitted running an illegal gambling operation and ran out of cash, but it took place after an...

  • Yarmouth may revive police dog program

    YARMOUTH — The town may get a new police dog if enough money is donated for a canine program. Following the February death of ret...

  • Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't

    FALMOUTH — The proposal for a sports bar and restaurant near Tidewater Village just got a little smaller. But opponents of the plan for Rivalries at Farm Gate Road and Clearwater Drive aren't ready to jump on board, even though the restaurant as now proposed doesn't include a second ...

  • Election 2015: Chebeague selectmen seek guidance on wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A referendum question on construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf will be presented to voters June 9, along with uncontested elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The parking lot question is non-binding, and will be used to guide the ...

  • Election 2015: Falmouth council chairwoman faces 2 opponents

    FALMOUTH — The June 9 race for two open Town Council seats features a trio of candidates, including the current council chairwoman, a former councilor, and a first-time candidate with a short, stormy history of public service. Karen Farber Karen Farber, 58, of 93 Foreside Ro...