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  • Class of 2015: South Portland senior's art scratches the surface

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Maura Gaven prefers watercolors. The 18-year-old, soon-to-be graduate of South Portland High School, who will attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall, said she has been drawing for a...

  • RSU 1 budget gets added funds for art, music

    BATH — A $27.3 million spending plan for Regional School Unit 1 passed the first of two public votes Tuesday at the district's budget meeting. The meeting, held at Bath Middle School, ran about two hours and drew nearly 90 voters from the RSU 1 communities of Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsbu...

  • Cape Elizabeth hires New Hampshire educator as superintendent of schools

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meredith Nadeau of New Hampshire was unanimously selected Wednesday morning by the School Board to become superintendent of schools. Nadeau will take over from interim Superintendent Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of Yarmouth schools, who has been working for ...

  • UPDATE: Layoffs likely after Ohio company acquires Portland's Barber Foods

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods, which has called Portland its home for more than 50 years, has been acquired by a Cincinnati-based company. AdvancePierre Foods announced Wednesday it will continue to operate the Portland company's production facility on St. John Street. Barber Foods ...

  • UPDATE: Charge upgraded to manslaughter in shooting death of Cape Elizabeth man

    CAPE ELIZABETH — High School Principal Jeffrey Shedd on Thursday remembered 2006 graduate Andy Holland, 23, who was shot to death Tuesday in Farmington, as a diligent student. "He was quiet, smart and a hard worker," Shedd said. "It is a tragedy." Holland's younger sister grad...

  • Falmouth festival, parade will close roads, limit parking

    FALMOUTH — The Plummer-Motz/Lunt schools Farewell Festival and parade will result in some traffic disruption this weekend. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, and will result in the closure of Lunt, Depot and Middle roads from 9:15 a.m. to about 10 a.m. ...

  • Question 1 in Falmouth divides community

    FALMOUTH — Question 1 on the June 14 ballot is nothing if not controversial. But if there's one thing the opposing sides in the debate over a proposed town center can agree on, it's that there is a lot of misinformation floating around town. During more than an hour of testimo... 3

  • Yarmouth Water District race attracts 4 candidates

    YARMOUTH — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees in the June 14 election. Incumbent Irving Felker Jr. will face challengers Andrew O'Brien, Bill Stees and Susan B. Krauss for the seats on the five-member board. Board member Charles Sawyer...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham residents weigh $2.9M bond for athletic facilities

    FREEPORT — A fundraising campaign is underway as voters prepare to decide whether to borrow $2.9 million for construction of an athletic complex at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted in March to put the bond in a June 14 referendum, and held a p...

  • Yarmouth School Committee incumbent faces 2 challengers

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are running to fill two seats on the School Committee this year. Incumbent Judiann Smith is seeking a second three-year term and is challenged by newcomers J. Philip Jones and Margaret Groban. Election Day is June 14 and voting will take place at th...