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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • Cumberland council sets tax rate, appoints clerk

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday set the tax rate for fiscal 2011 and to appointed a new town clerk. The new rate, $15.30 per $1,000 of property valuation, is an increase of 75 cents, or a little more than 5 percent, Town Manager Bill Shane said. The municipal and county ...

  • Cape panel seeks residents's opinions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The ad hoc Municipal Operations Review Committee is conducting a four-question survey on municipal operations and services. The committee is reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of the town's municipal operations and will use the survey as a tool to evalu...

  • Falmouth actors' sweat equity

    Framing goes up Saturday, Aug. 7, for the final wall of a 2,000-square-foot theater barn at Falmouth High School. The one-day barn-raising project was coordinated by 2010 graduate Kyle Lucas. The barn will provide storage for the school theater company, which has been storing its sets, furniture,...

  • Brunswick mulls bicycle helmet law on Androscoggin path

    BRUNSWICK — Bicyclists on the Androscoggin River Bike & Pedestrian Path could soon be required to wear helmets. The proposal, sponsored by Councilor Ben Tucker, will be aired during a public hearing at the Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 16. If adopted, it would require cycl...

  • Brunswick to test closing lanes on Maine Street

    BRUNSWICK — Motorists will notice a big difference if they're using Maine Street on Saturday, Aug. 21. So will pedestrians, if a one-day experiment to close the middle two lanes goes according to plan. According to Town Councilor Margo Knight, the town will block the inside la... 1

  • Kestrel's Brunswick landing: Klapmeier discusses drones, skeptics of Navy base venture

    BRUNSWICK — It started with a voice-mail message. In the spring, several months after a bitter split with the company he founded, aviation visionary Alan Klapmeier left a message for the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The message, according to Klapmeier...

  • Cape police warn about increased vehicle, home burglaries

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police are encouraging residents to lock their homes and vehicles after a spike in burglaries over the past two months. Detective Paul Fenton said there have been 33 reported vehicle break-ins and two home burglaries. He said he believes there have been others t...

  • Topsham town manager to step down in December

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Jim Ashe, who has held the job for three years, will leave the position in December. Following an executive session on Aug. 5, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to extend Ashe’s contract from its original expiration date of Oct. 31 “thro...