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  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Portland pair roll the dice on robot board game

    PORTLAND — Giant, battling robots are coming, but not the kind made of iron and steel. These robots are made of playing cards, and their attacks are dictated by the roll of dice. They are part of a card game called PBL Robots, designed by W...

  • Bath council backs sewer bond, scraps property upkeep rules

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $2 million bond for sewer improvements, and opted not to move forward with a proposed property maintenance ordinance. If the bond receives final passage next month, the city will borrow $2 million to pay for sewer and s...

  • In the lunch line: Maine schools respond to call for healthier foods, more physical activity

    SCARBOROUGH — It's quiet in the Wentworth Intermediate School lunch room, aside from the metallic click of cafeteria tables snapped into place by custodians and the occasional clang as a lunch server drops a metal serving spoon into a pan. Then the students arrive, some on the run.

  • South Portland councilors open to budget hike for city, but not for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A majority of city councilors on Monday said they would be open to at least a 2.5 percent increase in the upcoming municipal budget. Their directive to the city manager stands in stark contrast to budget guidance provided several weeks ago to the School Board, which ...

  • Goal!

    Halley Taylor, left, and Michelle Gray carry a box of food donations into the Cumberland Food Bank at the Congregational Church on Feb. 5. The supplies were raised through a food drive conducted by the Greely High School hockey teams.

  • Council may reconsider Higgins Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council may reconsider its decision to ban off-season parking on all Higgins Beach neighborhood roads except approximately 15 spaces on Bayview Avenue. Councilor Carol Rancourt asked that the decision to ban off-season parking along much of Bayview Avenue be pu...

  • Freeport Historical Society hosts valentine exhibit

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society will present "Greeting from the Heart," an illustrated presentation on the establishment of the valentine industry in the U.S. On Sund...

  • Cape committee forms to screen school chief applicants

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has formed an 11-member committee to help screen superintendent of schools applicants. The board must replace former Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who retired at the end of December. Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of schools in Yarmouth, i...

  • Appeal of Winslow Homer Road building permit postponed in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Feb. 9 that would have taken up the Portland Museum of Art's appeal of a building permit issued to property abutting the Winslow Homer house was postponed. According to Planning Director Dan Bacon, not enough ZBA members w...