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  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools find funds for 'pathways specialist'

    CUMBERLAND — With health insurance costs coming in lower than initially budgeted, School Administrative District 51 is planning to use the savings to hire a specialist for students with unique learning needs. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth district had expected an estimated 9 percent ...

  • Community cleanup scheduled for Saturday

    PORTLAND — The 23rd-annual April Stools Day and Community Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is hosted by Friends of the Eastern Promenade and the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization. Participants are urged to meet at the Hill House, 92...

  • Boxing day

    Fourth-graders Hanna Smith, left, and Amanda Theall move packed boxes into a hall at the Nathan Clifford School on Saturday as part of a "Packing Party" in advance of the Feburary vacation move to the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School.

  • Correction

    A Jan. 19 Page 1 story, "Marchers in Portland honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage," should have said Jessica Butts has a family member who struggled with homelessness and mental illness. Also, the march was organized by the NAACP.

  • Falmouth councilor denies conflict, council eases development limits

    FALMOUTH — Despite suggestions of a conflict of interest involving one councilor, a sharply divided Town Council on Monday relaxed some rules governing future residential subdivisions. The Resource Conservation Overlay District rules were first approved five years ago, requiring deve... 1

  • Trail alliance forming in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The Conservation Commission and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust are helping to establish the Greater Topsham Trail Alliance. The alliance's purpose is to coordinate efforts by various trail groups, individuals and organizations to maintain and develop trails in Topsham and...

  • Sliding into winter

    Portland's seventh annual WinterKids Welcome To Winter Festival was held in Payson park on Saturday. The event helps introduce immigrant kids and their families, some of whom may never have seen snow before, to outdoor activities like sledding and snowshoeing, and how to dress for the cold. Local...

  • State fields hundreds of customer complaints after Brunswick oil company closes

    BRUNSWICK — Thibeault Energy has closed, leaving some customers literally out in the cold. A recording on the company's answering machine on Wednesday directed customers to other oil companies and said the closing was beyond the company's control. Company officials did not res...

  • Credit union accuses ex-employee of stealing at least $519K

    BRUNSWICK — Over the course of six years, Topsham-resident Marsha Richard allegedly stole at least $519,000 from her former employer, Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union. The Brunswick-based credit union, which has branches in Cumberland, Freeport and Topsham, has filed a civil la...

  • Site walks planned by Freeport board

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will hold two site walks on Saturday, Jan. 29. At 9 a.m. the board will meet in the parking lot of the Freeport Community Center at 53 Depot St. They will tour 57 Depot St., a building owned by Freeport Community Services next to the Community...