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  • Bath high school bazaar returns with 'Doctor Who' theme

    BATH — Who is featured in this year's Morse High Bazaar? The question and the answer are the same. MoHiBa, as the school's time-honored annual variety show is better known, pays homage this year to "Doctor Who," the British science fiction series whose hero has been traveling ...

  • News analysis: Freeport council election reflects voters' desire for change

    FREEPORT — In the aftermath of a tumultuous election that ousted two Town Council incumbents, some residents say they are looking for a more unified, concise and civil council. More than 50 percent of residents voted in the off-year election and ultimately elected two new councilors,...

  • Railroad work planned in Portland

    PORTLAND — Reconstruction of two railroad crossings this week is expected to cause traffic delays and increased noise at two intersections.  On Thursday and Friday, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., railroad crossings on Congress Street and Frost Street will be reconstructed, the city said...

  • K-9 recognition

    Portland Police Deparment Officer Christopher Coyne, right, receives a plaque Sunday from acting Police Chief Michael Sauschuck at the Law Enforcement Dogs of Maine banquet. Coyne's canine partner, a German shepherd named Tony, retired in October after five years of service.

  • Proponents protest changes as student restraint rules head to legislative panel

    AUGUSTA — Nearly a year after creating an advisory group to recommend changes to its rules on the restraint and seclusion of public school students, the Maine Department of Education has released its version of the new rules. The new rules were developed after

  • Comp Plan for Portland schools moves forward

    PORTLAND — The beginnings of a Comprehensive Plan for the city schools is taking another step forward this week. The School Board on Tuesday was expected to vote in favor of adopting a framework of the Comprehensive Plan that will outline the district's priorities for the future, and...

  • Falmouth bans fireworks, targets Metro bus contract

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council banned the sale and use of consumer fireworks Monday in advance of a new state law that will allow people to use the explosives as of Jan. 1, 2012. The council also revisited the town's investment in the Metro bus service that runs between Portland and Fal...

  • Some Portland homeless find purpose with OccupyMaine

    Mike Jacobs, a former Marine, was homeless off and on for several years before joining OccupyMaine and settling in Portland's Lincoln Park. "This seemed like the place to be to get our voices heard," he said of the homeless people involved with the activist group. 1