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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...

  • ESL teacher ready to thrive at Scarborough's Wentworth School

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a whirlwind few days for Katherine Schier-Webster, full of training, meetings and classroom preparation for the English as Second Language teacher at Wentworth Intermediate School. But her classroom at the end of Wentworth's west wing is nearly ready for kids....

  • 'Bring 'em on': New prinicpal ready at South Portland High School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students at South Portland High School this year may not notice anything new right away. The quickest route from one end of the school to the other is still outside. The senior lockers are still taller than everyone else's. News articles about student a...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick air show cancels Sunday events ahead of hurricane

    BRUNSWICK — Organizers of the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo have canceled Sunday’s events because of the expected arrival of severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irene. Reserved or chalet tickets purchased for Sunday can be exchanged ...

  • Chebeague gets grant to improve Internet service

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The town's Internet provider is benefiting from a grant awarded by the ConnectME Authority to expand broadband communications services to unserved areas in Maine. Chebeague is receiving $75,000 for chebeague.net, which with a match will fund the remainder of an app... 1

  • November vote to replace Monaghan-Derrig on School Board expected in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Newly elected state Rep. Kim Monaghan-Derrig submitted her School Board resignation on Tuesday, in time to allow a special election Nov. 8 to fill the seat. Potential candidates for the unexpired portion of her term, and for other elected offices on the November loca...

  • 'Try a tri': Land trust, Cape Elizabeth mother, extol benefits of swim-bike-run

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a mother of three boys under 7 years old, Julie Devine knows how important it is to find personal time to recharge, relieve stress and stay healthy. She does it by swimming, running and riding a bike – all in less than two hours. Devine, 42, participa...

  • Harpswell votes to own West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly decided the town should take ownership of West Harpswell School. Only 524, or 13 percent, of the town's nearly 4,000 voters cast ballots in the special referendum. The majority, 404, voted in favor of taking ownership of the school; 120 v...

  • Trail map available for South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Copies of the first "South Portland Trail Map & Guide" are now available at City Hall, and will soon be available at area bookstores. On one side, the map lists all trails, proposed trails, open spaces, lighthouses, schools and parking in South Portland. The reve...