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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Portland mapmakers

    Members of the Casco Bay Sunrise Rotary Club in Portland and students from LearningWorks Youth Building Alternatives pose with the 600-square-foot U.S. map they painted on the playground at Riverton Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 17. The community service project will help Riverton students le...

  • Falmouth school daze

    Visitors climb the circular stairway between the first- and second-floor libraries of the new Falmouth Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 17, during a community open house at the school on Woodville Road.

  • UPDATE: Falmouth claims pornography a factor in response to former employee's lawsuit

    FALMOUTH — In response to a lawsuit that alleges wrongful termination, an attorney for the town on Tuesday claimed the former code enforcement officer was fired for, among other things, viewing online pornography. In the lawsuit filed Sept. 6, longtime Code Enforcement Officer Albert...

  • Buyers sought for Falmouth school properties

    FALMOUTH — A formal request for propsals for the former school properties on Lunt Road was issued last week by commercial real estate broker CBRE The Boulos Co., which is marketing the properties for the town. The properties include the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. The RFP a...

  • Residents challenge approval of Yarmouth subdivision

    YARMOUTH — Six residents have filed a civil lawsuit against the town and McKearney Village, challenging the developer's recently approved subdivision off Hillside Road. The plaintiffs, Bruce and Suzanne Jones, Mary Dowd, Carroll Dunn, and Greg and Kara Salvadore, filed the complaint ...

  • Freeport road could partially reopen this week

    FREEPORT — A section of Flying Point Road that has been closed since Sept. 12 may partially reopen as soon as Friday, Sept. 23, town officials said. The road over Kelsey Brook, an area between John's Road and Lupin Lane, was closed last week so construction crews could stabilize the ...

  • Yarmouth program encourages driver safety, bicycle awareness

    YARMOUTH — As part of an effort to encourage the use of bicycles, promote safety, and improve driver awareness of bike and pedestrian traffic, bike lanes are being marked along Rogers Road. Dan Ostrye of the Yarmouth Bike and Pedestrian Committee said the pilot project is made possib...

  • Union: Portland teacher salaries up 22% since 2006 thanks to continuing education credits

    Teachers claim increased student learning, despite test scores PORTLAND — Since 2006, the average teacher and ed tech salary in the city has increased 22 percent, from just over $50,000 per year in 2006 to more than $61,000 this year. Part of the reason for the growth is the...