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  • Portland school Scorecard shows mixed results

    PORTLAND — A School Department Scorecard presented to the School Board last week by Superintendent of Schools Emmanuel Caulk shows students are making progress, but with room for improvement. Caulk also presented the board with results of a survey of parents and high school students ...

  • Maine Wailer: Falmouth musicisian is all about roots, Schrock, reggae

    FALMOUTH — When Glen DaCosta first met musician Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1972, DaCosta was a saxophone player in one of Jamaica's most popular bands, Zap Pow. "With Zap Pow everything was precise, so I guess that was what Bob wanted with his group, and so he asked us to com...

  • Freeport ready to sell 17 acres for athletic facility

    FREEPORT — After 18 months of negotiations, council meetings and public hearings, the Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to negotiate a final agreement to sell 17 acres of land on Pownal Road to Seacoast United Maine soccer club. Up to the final minutes of discussion councilors h...

  • Cumberland deputy chief completes fire officer program

    CUMBERLAND — Deputy Fire Chief Nathan Schools was honored at Monday's Town Council meeting for completing the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. Along with receiving a Maine flag that flew at the state Capitol from state Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, ...

  • A Fuerst in Yarmouth: Contemporary music festival

    YARMOUTH — A website run by resident Vinny Fuerst has made its first foray into the physical world. The first of what Fuerst hopes will be the semi-annual Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days will begin Thursday, Oct. 28, and run through the weekend. The festival, made possible by...

  • Freeport teachers displeased with new leadership structure

    FREEPORT — Some high school teachers are objecting to a shift to a district-wide leadership team that they say is failing. They claim the process was flawed and the change will have a negative impact on students. The teachers outlined their concerns in an unsigned letter addre...

  • Yarmouth Historical Society picks executive director

    YARMOUTH — Michael P. Chaney of Sheepscot has been named executive director of the Yarmouth Historical Society. Chaney will begin work on Nov. 1, replacing former director Marilyn Hinkley. Ed Ainsworth, chairman of the board of trustees, said the executive committee &ndas...

  • Cumberland County commissioner: Witonis challenges Shaughnessy

    WINDHAM — Two candidates are vying for a four-year seat as Cumberland County Commissioner in District 3 on Election Day: Incumbent Malory Shaughnessy of Windham and Susan Witonis of Casco. District 3 includes the towns of North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Freeport, Brunswick, H...

  • Correction

    The state Senate District 8 story in the Oct. 20 edition should have said candidate Peter Doyle would propose a local return of one-fifth of the state sales tax contributed by Portland.

  • Proponents say Downeaster won't add to noise pollution in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Passenger rail advocates last week assured residents who live near the railroad tracks that noise won't be a problem when the Amtrak Downeaster starts regular service. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, and Paul Pottle...