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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Wellness Day in South Portland

    Polin Men, left, a junior at South Portland High School, leads a hip hop dance workshop at Memorial Middle School on Wednesday, March 23, when students and staff celebrated Wellness Day by participating in a variety of activities, from kick-boxing to making fruit smoothies.

  • Cape class hosts GOP gubernatorial debate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school advanced placement government class will host a debate Tuesday, March 30, with three of the Republican gubernatorial candidates. Candidates participating are Steve Abbott, Mark Jacobson and Bill Beardsley. Two students will act as moderators and ...

  • GOP candidate to speak in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — First Congressional District candidate Dean Scontras will speak at Town Hall on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Scontras, a Republican, will discuss the economy.

  • Cape School Board continues to work on 3 budget scenarios

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has held four budget workshops in two weeks, and is continuing to work through three budget scenarios for the 2011 school year. Superintendent Alan Hawkins gave a financial update at the March 23 meeting, and said due to reductions in health ins...

  • Some teaching jobs restored in Scarborough after state subsidy increase

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on March 18 approved a revised budget that restores more than $460,000 to the superintendent's proposed budget. The budget includes funds for several positions originally scheduled to be cut and asks for a 3.87 percent increase in taxes. The state re...

  • Proposed Scarborough ordinance allows backyard chickens, eliminates 'piggery' prohibition

    SCARBOROUGH — There's good news for people looking to raise chickens or grow vegetables in their backyards. The Town Council voted unanimously last week to send a list of proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance to the Planning Board for review. The amendments would ease restricti...

  • 'Reality check' stalls plan for art studios at South Portland's Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Plans to bring an arts studio and cafe to Willard Square have been put on hold. Instead, an old house at the corner of Preble and Willow streets, once envisioned as a cultural center for local artists, is expected to become a two-unit residence, according to Planning...

  • From Central Station to central casting: 'It's time for the 'Fire Drill Show' in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When firefighter Jeff Rogers slid down the pole at Central Station Wednesday morning, he wasn't on his way to a fire. Instead, the 42-year-old Scarborough resident was gearing up for the first day of shooting for an animated film that will be nationally distributed t...