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  • 'Polar Dip' to benefit SPHS Project Graduation

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students from South Portland High School will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay on Jan. 1, 2011, for the school's first annual "Polar Dip." The event, taking place at 11 a.m. at the Southern Maine Community College beach, will be a fundraiser for SPHS Project G...

  • Scarborough school reacts quietly, visibly to bullying

    SCARBOROUGH — In light of some recent incidents of violence involving Scarborough High School students, the administration is reacting with a calm, but firm hand. "We are increasing our visibility," said Principal Dean Auriemma, who took his position at SHS this fall. Auriemma...

  • Cape Elizabeth mock trial team wins state title

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school mock trial team defeated eight-time winner Hampden Academy in the state championship on Dec. 9 to earn a chance to compete in the national competition in May. Mary Page, a high school social studies teacher and mock trial coach, said the win was excit...

  • Shop with a cop

    Coutia Giriteka, right, and Portland Police Officer Tony Ampezzan put the finishing touches on wrapping a Christmas gift at police headquarters Friday night, Dec. 17. Coutia and seven other kids from Portland Recreation's after-school program were selected for the third annual Kids Shop With a Cop p...

  • South Portland construction code change needs Augusta's OK

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday adopted a new ordinance that will allow flexibility in managing city and school construction projects. But whether the city will be able to take advantage of the change for the upcoming high school renovation project, as intended, will depe...

  • UPDATE: Interim replacement expected next month for retiring Portland city manager

    PORTLAND — The City Council is likely to appoint an interim city manger in January to serve until a permanent replacement for Joseph E. Gray Jr. can be found. Gray announced his retirement on Dec. 21 before a standing-room-only crowd at City Hall. Mayor Nicholas Mavadones on M...

  • Brunswick public education channel to be explored

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors approved an additional objective for the cable television committee Monday: seeking ways to establish an educational public television channel. Councilor David Watson originally suggested creating a new committee, but said amending the cable committee's ch...

  • Harpswell ed panel's mission excludes 2 big issues

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen have activated the Education Committee with a few changes to its mission statement – notably, removing discussion of the future of West Harpswell School and any efforts to leave School Administrative District 75.  Selectman Chairman Jim Hend...