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  • Kickstarter campaign begins for Bath flags

    BATH — It started as a few, and by July it may be many. The City Council in 2013 approved a flag design that reflects the city's shipbuilding history. That flag hangs in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and outside the building. Only a few others exist. But lead designer Jer...

  • RSU 1 seeks Morse High project committee members

    BATH — As it determines whether to rebuild or renovate Morse High School, Regional School Unit 1 is looking for people to serve on one of five building committees. RSU 1 last year formed a nine-person building committee, composed of three members each from the central office, School ...

  • Integrated bus, train project favored for Portland-North corridor

    BRUNSWICK — Department of Transportation officials and their consultant recommended an almost $9 million integrated bus and passenger rail service Monday night for the Portland-North Transit Project. The transportation study has been going on for more than three years and involved se...

  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School to reopen Wednesday after small fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Classes at Cape Elizabeth Middle School are expected to resume Wednesday after the school was closed Tuesday morning because of a small fire in a dryer and lingering smoke. According to a notice on the school website, the situation was handled smoothly, with teachers...

  • Police offerings: Falmouth department gets into the giving season

    FALMOUTH — Two police officers, an office administrator and a newspaper reporter walk into a supermarket. No, it isn't a joke, but the contents of the shopping carts are certainly funny: 33 cans of tuna, 30 bottles of shampoo, an entire cart of toilet paper, more soap than you can sh...

  • Hero's heartbreak: Donors now recipients at Cumberland Food Pantry

    CUMBERLAND — Call it a sign of the times: people who donated food to the local food pantry in the past are now in need of the food it provides. But despite the increased demand, the Cumberland Food Pantry remains stocked for anyone to come and get a helping hand, thanks to a wide var...

  • Maine musicians, credit unions raise money for meals with new album

    FALMOUTH — While some people want to earn a million dollars when they sell a CD, Con Fullam wants to raise a million meals. The Windham producer recently released "The Amazing Music of Mainers, Volume One," which features songs by 26 Maine musicians, including Noel Paul Stookey of Pe...

  • Rosemont residents complain about halfway house, disorderly behavior

    PORTLAND — The establishment of a halfway house for recovering alcoholics was among the top concerns of Rosemont neighborhood residents who held a tense meeting with city officials Monday night in the St. Ansgar Church basement. Residents also complained about speeding cars, loud par...

  • Peaks Island secession poll raises questions

    PORTLAND — About 60 percent of Peaks Island residents who participated in a straw poll on Saturday supported launching another effort to secede from the city. But there are questions about the validity of the survey. Peaks Island Councilor Sid Gerard said registered voters vot...

  • Student activities hit as Portland schools make mid-year cuts of $60K

    PORTLAND — Deering High School girls' ice hockey and the Portland High School literary magazine are among organizations hit by $60,000 in mid-year cuts to co-curricular activities. Superintendent James C. Morse Sr. said the reductions are an administrative response to a School Board ...