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  • Yarmouth lawmaker revives legislation for disaster tax relief

    YARMOUTH — Almost two years after an explosion on Gables Drive left one person dead and destroyed the homes of many others, a local state representative is again trying to ease the...

  • Yarmouth volunteers to respond to rural hunger

    YARMOUTH — People from Yarmouth and surrounding communities will be coming together next weekend to help feed children in areas of the state that don't have as many resources. Yarmouth resident Barbara Horton and her neighbors started an effort four years ago to package meals for chi...

  • Cumberland cat shelter population exceeds capacity

    CUMBERLAND — Demand for its service is so great right now that the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, an adoption center and no-kill shelter for kittens and cats, has recently had to turn away felines. As of late last month the shelter had 130 cats, and more than 100 kittens were in care i...

  • Falmouth High School sending 8 students to art school

    FALMOUTH — There are so many students in this year's Falmouth High School graduating class going on to art school, it's almost surreal. But for these eight who will graduate on Sunday, it is as realistic as it gets. Some will be studying painting, some fashion design and other...

  • New curriculum requires Portland classroom teachers to handle sex ed

    PORTLAND — The School Department has decided to do away with its current sex education program and integrate the instruction into the health curriculum. The current Family Living and Human Sexuality program for younger children is run by several specially trained instructors who come... 2

  • Portland owes $1M for easement, sells land for $2.3M

    New city manager gets 3-year contract PORTLAND — What one hand gives, the other takes away. That was the tough lesson learned Monday by the City Council, which approved the sale of seven city-owned parcels in Bayside for $2.3 million, but had to shell out nearly $1 million f...

  • Portland elementary school may provide iPads to students

    PORTLAND — Students at the East End Community School may soon join the growing number of school children using Apple iPads as learning tools. EECS Principal Marcia Gendron, who moved from the Reiche School to EECS last year, has asked the School Department to purchase iPads and possi...

  • Portland, South Portland kids learn to squeeze a buck

    Hundreds participate in Lemonade Day Maine SOUTH PORTLAND — Bradford Redmond and Max Maniaci hit the sidewalk Sunday with a mission. The two children joined more than 750 others who signed up for Lemonade Day Maine, an event designed to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit i...

  • Portland City Council closes housing loophole, asked to press Eastland Hotel owners to keep rentals

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday closed a regulatory loophole that exempted the new owners of the Eastland Park Hotel from an ordinance intended to preserve affordable rental housing. The previous language left a broad exception to a rule that seeks to preserve affordable housin...

  • Out-of-state leadership moves into 2 Portland schools

    PORTLAND — Portland High School and Riverton Elementary School will have new leadership next year, bringing in principals from out of state. Deborah Migneault, from Dover, N.H., will become the new Portland High School principal, taking over for Michael Johnson, who has been reassign...