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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Hit-and-run mars Portland fireworks

    PORTLAND — Police said a New Hampshire man sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a car near the intersection of Congress and Munjoy streets after the fireworks Monday night. Lt. Gary Rogers said the 39-year-old man was transported to Maine Medical Center after he was alleg...

  • Yarmouth Clam Festival: Buy a ticket, win a car, help a nonprofit

    YARMOUTH — Each year, the Yarmouth Clam Festival attracts thousands of people who enjoy carnival rides, races, food, music, arts and crafts, a parade and fireworks. ...

  • Alive at Five concerts begin Thursday in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Alive at Five concert series in Monument Square opens Thursday with the Mallett Brothers and Paranoid Social Club. The free series will run through Aug. 4, from 5-7:30 p.m., and includes a beer garden run by Sebago Brewing Co. For more information and the comple...

  • Months of work slated for busy Portland intersection

    PORTLAND — A nearly five-month construction project at one of the city's busiest intersections was scheduled to begin Tuesday. The Maine Department of Transportation is making improvements to the Riverside Street and Warren Avenue intersection, including roadway widening, additional ...

  • Group markets greater Portland lifestyle at biotech conference

    PORTLAND — The Portland Technology Park may exist only on paper, but that isn't stopping the city's economic development director from marketing it to a global audience. Last week, Economic Development Director Greg Mitchell was among officials from the Greater Portland Economic Deve...

  • Portland-area schools stand to lose millions in state funding

    PORTLAND — School districts in southern and mid-coast Maine stand to lose millions in state funding next year, after a last-minute change to the way the state distributes money for essential programs and services. The change was narrowly approved by the state Senate late in the after...

  • Portland schools move closer to consolidating sports boosters

    PORTLAND — Before taking its annual summer recess, the School Board last week approved a work plan that would eliminate individual sports booster programs and fold each high school's boosters into a single entity, while creating a nonprofit organization to oversee the boosters' finances and...

  • Portland eyes borrowing $1.5M to fix century-old Kotzschmar organ

    PORTLAND — On Aug, 22, 2012, the Kotzschmar organ will be a century old, making it the oldest working municipal organ in the U.S. Its birthday present may be a $2.6 million make-over. The City Council is expected to conduct a first reading July 18 of a proposal to borrow up t...