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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Citizens group criticizes Falmouth High School newspaper for student's opinion

    FALMOUTH — A column in the October issue of the Falmouth High School student newspaper has received more attention than the author may have intended. Lee Larson, a high school junior, wrote the opinion piece for the student publication, The Mast, in support of retaining town ownershi... 3

  • Pownal boy dies after being pinned by tree

    POWNAL — A 5-year-old boy of Pownal died Sunday afternoon while playing in a hole created by an uprooted tree on Merrill Road. According to information released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the tree had blown over in last week's windstorm and created a hole. The bo...

  • Regal Cinemas to leave Falmouth; Walmart may expand in space

    FALMOUTH — The 10-screen Regal Cinemas may soon become a Walmart grocery store if the retail giant's plans to expand are realized. "They've been seeing viewership decline. It's been a nearly 50 percent drop off in five years," property owner Ben Devine said of the cinemas. Dev... 2

  • Downtown District chooses holiday tree

    PORTLAND — After reviewing more than 20 trees in Portland, South Portland, Falmouth and Scarborough, Portland's Downtown District has chosen this year's holiday tree for Monument Square. The 45-foot blue spruce was donated by a private landowner on Washington Avenue in Portland. ...

  • 2 NYC men charged with trafficking ecstasy in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police arrested two New York City men on Friday and seized nearly 500 pills of ecstasy, according to a press release from the Public Safety Department. The two 19-year-old men, Jogonmoy Chowdhury and Faizan Mahmood, were arrested at about 6:30 p.m. in a Riverside Street mo...

  • Portland City Council loosens peninsula parking program, lowers fee

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved changes to a program designed to discourage the construction of parking lots on the peninsula in favor of more dense developments. Changes to the program include lowering the per-space fee from $10,000 to $5,000 and allowing ...

  • Graham keeps win after House District 109 recount

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Anne Graham maintained her victory in the Maine House District 109 election when a recount on Monday showed her to have a 36-vote lead over Gary Foster. Graham, of North Yarmouth, earned 2,140 votes over 2,104 for Gray resident Foster, Secretary of State Matthew Dunl...

  • Gun advocates brush off Portland City Council's gun ban resolution

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday passed a resolution calling on the state Legislature to change the law and allow municipalities to prohibit people from openly carrying firearms in public areas and buildings. Gun rights advocates, however, scoffed at the council's 6-1 decision a...