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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...

  • FEMA revises flood maps, easing Portland Harbor development restrictions

    PORTLAND — A federal floodplain designation that would have restricted development on virtually all of the city's wharfs and piers was reversed Thursday, a move city officials said could have implications locally and nationally. On Friday, officials and owners of property on Portland...

  • Brunswick, Topsham honor veterans

    Members of "the greatest generation" ride a float and wave to the crowd in the 38th Brunswick Topsham Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31.

  • Memorial Day in Cape Elizabeth

    U.S. Air Force veteran and Cape Elizabeth resident Gerard LaBerge waves to the crowd on May 31 during the town's Memorial Day parade. LeBerge served as parade marshall, riding in a 1943 military jeep driven by fellow Cape resident Michael Bowdler.

  • Successful launch

    A new boat hit the waters of Casco Bay on June 1, after being christened by Spanish immigrant Jacobo Rodriguez at the East End boat launch in Portland. With expertise and support from the Compass Project, Rodriquez and other English Language Learners from South Portland High School built the Echo Ba...

  • Scarborough council sends 2nd school budget to voters, with $100K added

    SCARBOROUGH — After adding $100,000 back into the school budget last week, the Town Council voted unanimously June 2 to send a $34.9 million budget to voters next week. The decision comes after voters narrowly rejected the previous school budget in a referendum vote on May 11. The pu...

  • Investigation of former PUC chief finds no conflict

    AUGUSTA — An investigation by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has concluded that the state’s former chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams, broke no laws when he accepted a job and securities from a prominent wind power developer while still head of his agency. A citizens' gr...

  • Reaction cool to suggestions for Brunswick, Topsham traffic relief

    BRUNSWICK — State transportation planners and consultants on Wednesday presented a series of concept plans they hope will increase access and improve traffic flow around Brunswick Naval Air Station. The presentation was part of a

  • Farmers' market opens this weekend in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Farmers' Market will open on Sunday, June 6, in the lower parking lot of the high school. It runs weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the last harvest in late October. This is the second year for the market, which features vendors from around southern Mai...