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  • Topsham senior living community sold to Chicago company

    TOPSHAM — The Highlands of Topsham, a senior living community that opened 25 years ago, has been sold to a Chicago investment group. John Wasileski, president and founder of Sea Coast Management, the development company for The Highlands and Highland Green, announced the sale to CPF ...

  • Brunswick change is coming

    Oliver Casey, 5, of Brunswick, helps the staff at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union pour contributed coins into a counter at the Brunswick branch on Friday, Feb. 27. The credit union and Gelato Fiasco combined to create a Curtis Memorial Library fundraiser where kids used empty gelato jars a...

  • Tax hike of 2.5% likely after Yarmouth council OKs $10.7M municipal budget

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved a $10.65 million municipal budget that will maintain current services. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the budget was adopted by the council Thursday, May 5 without any changes. No residents offered public comment. The

  • Cumberland hopes to contain bulky waste disposal

    CUMBERLAND — With some residents using bulky waste collection week as a chance to dispose of large amounts of household trash, the town plans to improve its education campaign in time for the November collection.  Dudley Greeley of Mill Road guided the Town Council through an il...

  • Teachers may assume leadership at Portland elementary school

    PORTLAND — Starting next year, Reiche Elementary School may be run by a small group of teachers, rather than a full-time, professional administrator. The School Board on Tuesday was scheduled to conduct a first reading of a proposal that would make Reiche a teacher-led school. 

  • Portland budget approval, 2% tax hike, a quiet affair

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday evening approved a nearly $202 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2012, an increase of about 1.2 percent over current spending. The municipal budget, combined with the previously approved school budget of $89.5 million, will increase the prope...

  • Waynflete School gets $2M grant for scholarship endowment

    PORTLAND — A $2 million grant will allow a local private school to establish a permanent endowment for gifted and talented students. Waynflete School said in a press release on May 12 it was awarded the grant from the Malone Family Foundation, established in 1997 to improve education...

  • Rising to the occasion: Falmouth parents call 'therapeutic kindergarten' a success

    FALMOUTH — For many kids, starting kindergarten is an exciting time, even if it is a bit scary. But for children with disabilities or behavior disorders, starting kindergarten can be a traumatic transition, that, if not negotiated well, can set the stage for a lifelong struggle in sc... 1

  • Developers seek maximum extension of permits for proposed East End condo project in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Massachusetts development company is asking the city to extend its special zoning and site plan approvals for a mixed-used condominium complex on the former Village Cafe property. The company, Village at Oceangate, is seeking extensions that would allow it to build a fiv...

  • The miracle foodie: 'Unsung Hero' Sybil Riemensnider of South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fresh fruit first catches your eye: bananas, apples and oranges all displayed neatly on the long table. And across the room, on another table, baked goods beckon: pies, cakes, and doughnuts. In the next room two women sit at a desk, engaging in a friendly conversatio...