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  • Portland school chief hits the streets

    Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk departs Ocean Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday morning during a bicycle tour of seven city schools on the first day of classes. Caulk's ride was meant to encourage students to exercise daily by biking or walking to school.

  • Denmark is destination for Maine energy student

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A college student from Cape Elizabeth will be going abroad for a program no one has ever participated in before. Steven "Navi" Whitten, 24, will be one of 12 students going on a trip to the Samso Energy Academy in Denmark to study energy sustainability and renewal.

  • Indian arts at Bowdoin

    The Black Thunder singers, a mostly Lakoda Souix group, perform last weekend at the third annual Wabanaki Arts Festival at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

  • Thanks, mom

    After working nonstop for three hours at the Earth Day Clean-up sponsored April 24 by the South Portland Land Trust along Barberry Creek and the Greenbelt Walkway, Fiona Simpson, Sophie Garland-Dore, Abby Charles and Sasha Garland-Dore saunter along while mom Wendy Garland gets to lug out what they ...

  • Marley does benefit for Scarborough lacrosse

    SCARBOROUGH — Comedian Bob Marley will do a benefit show for the Scarborough Lacrosse Boosters on Sunday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Comedy Connection in Portland. Tickets to the family-friendly event are $20 each and are available by calling 774-5554 or at

  • Voters to decide South Portland school budget on May 6

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A referendum on the $41.6 million school budget, approved this week by the City Council, will take place on Thursday, May 6. In addition to voting on the school budget, residents will also be asked whether they want to continue voting on the school budget for another...

  • Some Scarborough residents urge fewer budget cuts, higher taxes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council heard from 14 residents during a public hearing on the budget Wednesday evening, and most of them spoke in support of the school budget. The Finance Committee, a subcommittee of the council, has proposed a 3.95 percent increase in taxes to cover the com...

  • Solar energy projects on display in Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — ReVision Energy of Portland will host a tour showcasing solar energy installations in Freeport, Yarmouth and Falmouth on Saturday, May 1. Starting at 9 a.m., residents can begin the tour at Falmouth High School, where a wood boiler, solar hot water system and solar el...

  • Cape Elizabeth town clerk urges voting in person on June 8, not absentee

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Clerk Debra Lane is encouraging residents to vote in person on Election Day because of a complicated June 8 ballot. The ballot includes primary elections for governor, a state bond referendum, an advisory municipal referendum on parking fees at Fort Williams ...

  • Construction company provides financing for reopening of Cookie Jar in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Great Falls Construction is not only rebuilding the the Cookie Jar bakery, it is also financing the rebirth of the Shore Road business. Todd Rothstein, project manager for Gorham-based Great Falls, said former Cookie Jar owners Donna and Tom Piscapo will still run th...