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  • Have RV, will travel for Habitat: Freeport is 46th notch on couple's tool belt

    FREEPORT — For two people who have been living in a motor home for the past two decades, Diane and George Gravlee sure like to build houses for other people. "We're living in 300 square feet, but building simple, 1,300-square-foot homes for others," Diane Gravlee said last week. ...

  • Quaker school to break ground in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — Friends School of Portland will break ground for its new home Aug. 7 at 11 U.S. Route 1. A 4 p.m. ceremony will be held at the 21-acre, forested site, near the Falmouth town line. The 15,000-square-foot facility will be "a beautiful, net-zero building based on Pas...

  • Dancing the night away

    Trish Moulton, right, of Dance Studio of Maine leads a hip hop session during last weekend's sixth annual "STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon" at USM's Sullivan Gym in Portland. The 14-hour event raises money to support STRIVE, a local nonprofit that provides social, educational and employment training pro...

  • Cape Elizabeth teachers offer salary cut to help balance budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The teachers union on March 9 announced its members are willing to work a day without pay as a way to help bridge a budget gap that could otherwise require elimination of more than a dozen jobs. Dwight Ely, president of the Cape Elizabeth Education Association, said ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth council accepts flat municipal budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Michael McGovern presented an $8.5 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 to the Town Council Monday night with no tax increases, no spending increases and no reductions in service. "We must be the envy of a lot of other communities," he said....

  • Report recommends changes for Mill Creek Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A landscape architect has recommended creating a gateway to Mill Creek Park at the corner of Broadway and Ocean Street – a proposal that would change the proposed spot of a monument honoring military service members. Other recommendations for improving the park...

  • South Portland business offers free training space to firefighters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Wednesday afternoon, Platoon 2 of South Portland Fire Department broke into groups in the HSE Gould warehouse on Cash Street. While Jason Perry stood atop a steel frame next to a makeshift plywood wall telling fellow firefighters about the ropes, knots and figure-...

  • South Portland School Board approves $37.8M budget, seeks 1.5% tax increase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday unanimously approved a $37.9 million budget, which eliminates 25 jobs for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget is projected to increase taxes by 1.5 percent, adding 14 cents to the current tax rate of $14.70 per $1,000 of valuation.

  • Brunswick School Board strips Watson of leadership over e-mail to Pingree, 'angry' comments

    BRUNSWICK — During an emotionally charged meeting that pushed budget deliberations to the periphery, the School Board on Wednesday removed Byron Watson as chairman. Watson, who has publicly criticized the town's state legislators and recently sent what some said was an inappropriate and ... 2

  • Let the sun shine

    Workers from ReVision Energy in Portland install solar energy panels atop Falmouth High School on Monday, March 8. The The project was funded by Maine's Renewable Resource Fund and will have a data monitoring system to enable students to monitor energy production online.