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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Developer: Portland housing market remains strong

    PORTLAND — The city's housing market is good, even great, according to developer Greg Shinberg. You just have to build what people want. "The downtown market for condominiums in Portland is still very good," Shinberg said, as he led a tour of one of the two-bedroom condos at his most...

  • Portland had 25% of Maine's homicides in 2010

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is pushing back against the Maine Department of Public Safety for calling the city's performance "disappointing" in a review of 2010 homicides.  DPS spokesman Stephen McCausland reported the statewide homicide statistics in a Jan. 7 newsletter.

  • Dining Dish: Spring to bring a slew of new restaurants

    Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of five fifty-five on Congress Street in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant named Petite Jacqueline at 190 State St., the former home of Evangeline. They were granted a ... 2

  • Portland, MCLU reach agreement on rules for small religious gatherings

    PORTLAND — Followers of a small mosque and Islamic center at 978 Washington Ave. will be allowed to continue meeting after a lawsuit filed by the Maine Civil Liberties Union against the city was settled last week. As a result, it will be easier for all small religious groups to meet,...

  • Portland gets $200K to plan high school education reforms

    PORTLAND — The School Department will soon begin planning a new education model for all four of the city's high schools. The goal is find ways to better engage students who are at risk of dropping out, while inspiring others to perform better by increasing the relevance of their less...

  • Portland police to host crime watch meeting for Rosemont residents

    PORTLAND — An organizational meeting for Rosemont residents interested in starting a neighborhood watch program will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25, at St. Ansgar Church, 515 Woodford St. The 7 p.m. meeting in the church basement comes on the heels of a raucous community forum in Decemb...

  • Marchers in Portland honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage

    PORTLAND — They started out in smaller groups, concerned citizens talking about social and economic justice at the Preble Street Resource Center. But they ended as a mass of about 500, singing "We Shall Overcome" on the steps of City Hall. Monday's rally celebrating Martin Lut...

  • SAD 75 rejects Harpswell request for equal time on school closure

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 board voted 12-1 on Jan. 13 to not include an alternative perspective in literature explaining the proposed closure of West Harpswell School. The Harpswell Board of Selectmen had asked the School Board to include other viewpoints. But S...