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  • Freeport's exit from RSU 5 could add up to $345K to tax bill

    FREEPORT — The tax impact if the town withdraws from Regional School Unit 5 would range from a reduction of almost $289,000 to an increase of almost $345,000, depending on how many RSU students attend Freeport schools.  The Freeport Withdrawal Committee on Tuesday presented...

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    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • Slugger in the making

    Kayden Earls wields a big stick on the wiffle ball field during Evergreen Credit Union's Fitn' Funathon at Skillin Elementary School in South Portland on Sunday, Sept. 19. The free, family-focused event offered the chance to try a variety of fun, physical activities.

  • City in the sand

    William Jordan, 9, of Portland, puts the finishing touches on his Santastic City of Sixteen Bridges at the second annual Sandsations Sculpting contest fundraiser for Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center at Crescent Beach in Cape Elizbeth on Sept. 18.

  • Cape Elizabeth board begins search for new school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will meet with representatives of the Maine School Management Association next week to discuss the process of hiring a new full-time superintendent of schools. In the meantime, the board has been working to find an interim to replace Superinte...

  • Effort to ban pellet guns, slingshots clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday took the first step toward banning possession and use of pellet guns, slingshots and bows and arrows in public places. But councilors stopped short of prohibiting use of the weapons on private property. The 6-1 vote came after more t...

  • Rezoning sought for 6 acres state wants to sell in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A wooded six-acre lot across from the Maine Medical Center research campus on Route 1 is for sale by the state. The property is listed for $695,000, but assessed at only $225,300. The lot, owned by the Department of Transportation and listed by CBRE The Boulos Co... 1

  • 'Godspell' performance extended in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Every four or five years, the Theater Company at Falmouth High School presents "Godspell," and this year the musical has taken to the stage with particular gusto. Due to the popularity of this year's production, the run has been extended to include encore performances on F...

  • Alzheimer's care center to open in November in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The dilapidated former Viking nursing home has been renovated and remodeled and will open in November as Cape Memory Care. The new Alzheimer's facility on Scott Dy...

  • Different folks, similar strokes

    Competitors make their way to the first buoy on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the swimming portion of the annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport. Approximately 800 athletes gathered at Winslow Park for the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. When the race was done, 39-ye...