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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Move over MoMA!

    Art at the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland is climbable, much to the delight of Jack Caron and Maya Huff. The two kindergarten students were part of a crowd of students and parents at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • New home for Portland Food Co-op

    The Portland Food Co-op celebrated its move into a freshly renovated former warehouse at 56 Hampshire St. with an open house on Thursday, Sept. 1. That gave prospective member Ann Marie Knoepfel of Portland an opportunity to check out a display of organic and often local foods available at discou...

  • Watching Irene's waves

    Tom Zaleski, of Portland, watches the surf generated by Tropical Storm Irene at Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28.

  • MRRA gets funds for facility upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority received a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help fund infrastructure and facility improvements on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, including $717,500 to assist Kest...

  • Legislators schedule Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. Anyone who would like to talk about issues with the local legislators is welcom...

  • Scarborough group floats pesticide prohibition for town property

    SCARBOROUGH — A nation of men wakes up to technicolor-green grass, perfectly manicured on the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. The year is 1967, and the Masters Tournament is being broadcast in color for the first time. Cumberland-based "safe-lawn" activist Paul Tukey ...

  • 'Renewed' Kaler school opens in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students, parents and teachers gathered Tuesday at Kaler Elementary School to welcome the new school year and a new instructional model designed to produce more student engagement and higher test scores. This year, Kaler will practice "project-based learning." Teache...

  • Scarborough Downs: We only have eyes for Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs has no plans to build a proposed racino anywhere other than Biddeford, even though new wording of a ballot question makes it clear the project can end up somewhere else. And though they may not agree on much, both sides of the racino debate say they a...