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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • Portland schools explore plan to attract tuition-paying foreign students

    PORTLAND — The most diverse school district in the state would become even more so, if Superintendent James C. Morse gets his way. Morse said the district has nearly completed an application to the Department of Homeland Security that would allow tuition-paying foreign students to at...

  • AG seeks payment from former state employee for unpaid travel debt

    AUGUSTA — The state is tired of waiting for a former official to voluntarily pay the more than $4,300 he owes for bills on a state credit card. The attorney general’s office is taking Jimmy Cook, who got his state job with the help of Gov. John Baldacci, to small claims co...

  • Portland schools seek feedback on academic plan

    PORTLAND — The School Department is looking for feedback on a draft academic. David Galin, who became the department's chief academic officer in June, released the plan last week. It sets a broad outline for more detailed plans to be released later this month.  Comments w...

  • Portland police chief puts Parkside criminals on notice

    PORTLAND — Police Chief James Craig on Monday brought visibility to an ongoing effort to clean up the Parkside neighborhood – of both trash and crime. Craig, in the 100 block of Grant Street, said that for the past two months police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency ha...

  • Car chase through Cumberland, Falmouth nets three arrests

    CUMBERLAND — Police arrested three people after a car chase early Sunday morning that covered 4.7 miles. Lt. Milton Calder on Monday said Officer Antonio Ridge was following a Volvo on Route 100 at 12:50 a.m. and ran a check on the registered owner. When he learned the owner, Meghan ...

  • Portland technology firm could be moving to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Town Council is prepared to sell five acres of land off Desert Road to accommodate a Portland business and possibly a new business park. The unanimous decision to negotiate the sale of land to

  • Chicken pox forces unvaccinated kids out of Falmouth school for 16 days

    FALMOUTH — Elementary school children who have not been vaccinated against chicken pox or have not had the virus will not be allowed to attend Lunt School until at least Nov. 15 because of an outbreak of the disease. Parents of Lunt School children who have not been vaccinated agains...

  • United Way seeks new partnerships with area agencies

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is looking for new funding partnerships with local nonprofit agencies. The organization is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 12, for partnerships with agencies that strive to improve education, health and financial stability. &ldquo...