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  • Portland Co. opponents seen, not heard, on proposed rezoning

    PORTLAND — The silence was colorful Monday night in a two-hour City Council workshop on possible zoning changes for the Portland Co. Complex at 58 Fore St. Wearing red stickers that proclaimed "No Blank Checks," opponents of the rezoning packed the City Hall council chambers, but nei...

  • Audubon targets stream crossings that disrupt habitats

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon and its partners have launched a new educational website to build on existing training to improve road-stream crossings. Barbara Charry, Maine Audubon wildlife biologist and manager of the Stream Smart traini...

  • Film about Merrymeeting Bay premieres April 9

    TOPSHAM — Merrymeeting Bay, a historic place where six rivers meet and borders that reach into three counties, has inspired a local filmmaker to work with the Cathance River Education Alliance and other sources to create a 48-minute documentary about the body of water. "Merrymeeting ...

  • Jazzapalooza returns to South Portland April 5

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Student jazz musicians from across the city will converge on the South Portland Auditorium stage on Tuesday, April 5, for the annual Jazzapalooza. Jazz musicians from the high school and middle school ensembles, bands and combos will begin performing at 7 p.m.

  • Makin' whoopie at the mall

    Amy Bouchard of Isamax Snacks provides direction, center, as her assistants guide the top layer of the world's largest whoopie pie onto a mountain of creamy filling last Saturday at the Maine Mall in South Portland. Construction of the huge treat attracted hundreds of spectators and was the idea of ...

  • Cape Elizabeth reopens search for school superintendent

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has reopened its search for a superintendent and will accept new applications through April 25. According to Chairwoman Mary Townsend, the board decided to extend the

  • Fairchild: HQ move from South Portland a 'paperwork thing'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A decision by Fairchild Semiconductor to move its corporate headquarters from South Portland to San Jose, Calif., is designed to improve the company's image as a brand, an official said. Kevin London, Fairchild's executive vice president of human resources, said deci...

  • Brunswick school budget caught in 'perfect storm'

    Superintendent, School Board wrestle with deficit of $4M BRUNSWICK — Despite cutting items like new interactive white boards, summer math and literacy camp, and dropping a day from the school calendar, there is still a $4 million deficit in the fiscal 2012 school budget. Sup...

  • Open house in Cumberland for host families

    CUMBERLAND — An open house will be held Sunday, April 3, on international orphan hosting programs to be offered this summer in New England. Open Hearts and Homes for Children is looking for families interested in opening their homes for three to four weeks to an orphan 7-12 years old...

  • More than a dozen jobs at risk in Bath school district

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 may have to eliminate more than a dozen jobs to shave its proposed fiscal 2012 tax increase to about 3 percent. The school district faces a potential $1.1 million loss of state and federal revenue. That reduction would contribute to an overall tax increa...