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  • Yarmouth teacher to lead search for unsung heroes

    YARMOUTH — A Yarmouth High School teacher with a passion for project-based learning has been recognized for her work by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Melissa Noack, who has taught at YHS ...

  • Falmouth's hidden cemeteries stand test of time

    FALMOUTH — Overlooking the Presumpscot River, off Allen Avenue Extension, rests a small, centuries-old burial ground. But like many other historic cemeteries in town, hardly anyone knows it's there. Steve Linskey, 73, who with his wife Darlene owns the land that includes the c...

  • U.S. House panel to again consider curbs on restraint, seclusion of students

    AUGUSTA — Federal legislation that would restrict the use of restraints and isolation on children in school was introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the legisl...

  • 19 homeless in Brunswick after fire blamed on electrical problem

    BRUNSWICK — An electrical problem is being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a six-unit apartment building on Oak Street on Friday afternoon. The blaze, which required response from eight fire departments, left 19 people homeless. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said t...

  • Open for business

    Brunswick Executive Airport officially opened for business last Saturday. There to participate in a ribbon-cutting at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station airport were Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Steve Levesque, left, BNAS Cmdr. Capt. William Fitzgerald, U.S. Re...

  • 'I absolutely love it. It's my calling'

    Years after a paralyzing skiing accident, Monica Quimby is a college teacher and pageant queen SOUTH PORTLAND — From her wheelchair, Monica Quimby wrote the word "chytrids" on the board. She lectured her Southern Maine Community College biology class about the primitive parasi...

  • Portland-S. Portland monthly bus pass coming

    PORTLAND — Starting in May, the Greater Portland Transit District, or METRO, and South Portland Bus Service will begin offering a regional monthly bus pass in an effort to simplify travel on both systems. The pass will be sold for $45 a month for travel throughout Portland, South Por...

  • Cape Elizabeth doctor's journey continues with Maine CDC appointment

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The new director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says she always wanted to be a doctor who helps people. Dr. Sheila Pinette, a 52-year-old osteopath, said her father died of a heart attack when she was a young child. Her mother, a widow at...

  • Public comment on budget to begin in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed $31.3 million fiscal 2012 budget at a public hearing on Monday, April 11. The $21.1 million school budget was unanimously approved by the School Board on March 22 and the Town Council finished review of th...

  • School supporters plead for tax hike in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Proponents on Wednesday urged the City Council to support tax increases to fund next year's city and school budgets. The show of support came during a public hearing where officials proposed a fiscal 2012 operating budget of $69.2 million, a $2 million increase over ... 2