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  • Architect: South Portland High School costs driven by programs, site

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School officials and architects Monday night defended a $47.3 million plan to renovate and replace South Portland High School to City Councilors. The team said the scope and cost of the project are being driven by specific programming needs and challenges with buildi...

  • 31st annual Art in the Park slated for Aug. 14 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the 31st annual Art in the Park takes place on Saturday, Aug. 14, in Mill Creek Park, the most prominent piece of art may not be at one of the 185 artists booths. It's quite possible the new gazebo completed this week could steal the show. The $65,000, gr...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach among 10 dirtiest in the state in 2009

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Temperatures were in the upper 80s on Wednesday afternoon, as more than 100 people sunned themselves at Willard Beach. A few brave souls plunged head-first into the ocean to escape the oppressive humidity, while dozens more waded knee deep along the shoreline. 

  • Cape Elizabeth road closings for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police announced the following road closures for the Aug. 7 running of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K: • Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road, 6-10 a.m. • Crescent Beach State Park, 7:30-10 a.m. • Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to...

  • Topsham celebrates 156th annual fair Aug. 8-14

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Fair is rolling out its 156th year of “farm fresh family fun” beginning Sunday, Aug. 8 and running through Saturday, Aug. 15. On Sunday at 7:30 p.m. the ‘80s tribute hair band Twyce Shy rocks the stage, and fans of a different style of mus...

  • Butterfly effect: Local man follows Monarchs from Maine to Mexico

    Several Monarch butterflies sip nectar from flowers in Harry Pringle's yard on Little Diamond Island. Pringle became enamored with the insects after watching them hatch from chrysalises on the milkweed plants around his property. He became so enamored, he followed the butterflies on their migrati...

  • Prodigal Suns: Falmouth senior releases his debut album

    Tommy Bazarian plays at his parents' house in Falmouth. Bazarian, who will be a high school senior this fall, recorded and released an album of his own songs this summer called "A Million Suns."

  • Heads in the clouds at Twin Brook

    Ben Ingraham, left, of Cumberland, checks Stefan Street's rocket prior to launch on July 30 at Twin Brook. Ingraham led the Aviation Career Education program, sponsored by the Portland International Jetport and Federal Aviation Administration. The rocket launch was the culmination of a week that inc...