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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Freeport residents urged to be stewards of open space, trails

    FREEPORT — The Conservation Commission wants residents to know Quarry Woods, its sixth and most recent open-space acquisition, is ready for the public's exploration. The property covers 34 acres and offers walking trails, wildlife and historical significance. The trail head is off Lo...

  • SAD 51 budget, Drowne Road School closure, go to June votes in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 residents will vote next month on a $28.9 million budget for fiscal 2012 , and decide whether to close Drowne Road School. The SAD 51 Board of Directors approved the Cumberland-North Yarmouth spending plan and school closure on May 9. Th...

  • Craig a finalist to be Cincinatti police chief

    PORTLAND — Police Chief James Craig is one of four finalists to become the top cop in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper, the finalists were announced on Monday night by Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. The paper said the finalists were ...

  • Students show support for Muslims in Portland

    PORTLAND — As noontime prayers at the Maine Muslim Community Center ended last Friday, releasing a wave of worshipers onto Anderson Street, a small group of students was just arriving with a gift for the center. Before heading inside, the group was taken on a brief tour of the exteri...

  • Portland shelter remembers those easily forgotten

    PORTLAND — Every year, there are news reports about the deaths of homeless people, whether from natural causes or the result of accidents or crimes. Such was the case on May 17, when it was reported that 51-year-old David Westfall, of Portland, was struck and killed by a car shortly ...

  • Cultivating the future: Portland schools teach science, grow lunch

    PORTLAND — If learning is about growing, then several of the city's elementary schools are planting their way to success. On Saturday, neighbors, parents, teachers and students came together to build vegetable garden beds at Reiche School, and last week Longfellow Elementary School d...

  • School year extended next year in Portland

    PORTLAND — The school year will be a little longer next year. The teachers' union has agreed to extend the amount of time teachers spend in the classroom with students by five full days, four of which are added to the schedule. One that was converted from a professional development d...

  • Memorial Day events planned in several area towns

    FREEPORT — Memorial Day events will include parades, music and guest speakers in Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cumberland and Chebeague Island on Monday, May 30. Freeport's parade will begin at the high school, 30 Holbrook St., at 9:30 a.m. and will travel north on Main Street to Sch...