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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Raptor rap

    SkyWalker the golden eagle surveys his surroundings while Hope Douglas answers questions during a presentation at the Topsham Public Library last Saturday. Douglas's organization, Wind over Wings, has recently relocated to Dresden.

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Jeraldine Herrera of Brunswick flashes a smile during the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.

  • Parked for art in South Portland

    Artist Lori Austill observes from the shade of an umbrella as potential buyers examine her encaustic paintings at the annual Art in the Park show and sale at South Portland's Mill Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.

  • Divided South Portland council plans vote on $44.2M bond for high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday, Aug. 23, will conduct a first reading of a proposed $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations. The proposal, however, is only a place holder that will allow the council to conduct a second reading on Sept. 8, the deadline f...

  • Scarborough Council debates recall provisions proposed for Town Charter

    SCARBOROUGH — A provision for removal of elected officials may be added to the Town Charter if a draft discussed during Wednesday evening's Town Council meeting is accepted by voters. The Town Council reviewed several amendments to the Town Charter, including one that would give resi...

  • RSU 1 goes back to school with new teachers contract

    BATH — With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Regional School Unit 1 has reached agreement on a long-awaited new contract with its teachers. The School Board and Sagadahoc Education Association reached the settlement Wednesday, after working from morning...

  • Bath council to vote in Sept. on terms for turf field

    BATH — The City Council plans at its Sept. 1 meeting to vote on an its terms for supporting installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Key is a provision that the Fields for Our Future committee, which has so far raised about $270,000 for the project and had asked the coun...

  • Scarborough Downs bets on move to Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — After several racino initiatives were rejected by voters, Scarborough Downs is seeking to move to a York County community that may be more receptive to a racetrack and slot machines. The Biddeford City Council voted Tuesday evening to ask voters in a November referendum...