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  • Spring break in Brunswick

    Bowdoin College junior Eileen Palmer studies on the college quad April 4 in Brunswick, where dozens of students took advantage of record warmth to enjoy being outside on Easter Sunday.

  • Sold!

    Mary Herman, center, and her husband, former Gov. Angus King, get a joyful thumbs-up from Cyndy Carney, executive director of the Maine Coast Hunger Prevention Program, after Herman made a winning bid during a fundraising auction for MCHPP at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick last weekend.

  • State, Sprague agree to extend Crescent Beach lease for 1 year; talks continue on long-term access

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 50-year lease that provides Crescent Beach State Park with 100 acres of private land expired this month, but an agreement to extend the lease for one more year is in place. Jeanne Curran, director of public information for the Maine Department of Conservation, s...

  • Scarborough School Board seeks laptop computers for high school students

    SCARBOROUGH — Every student at Scarborough High School will have a laptop computer to use at school and at home next year if voters approve the school budget in May. The School Board April 1 unanimously passed a $1.16 million capital improvement plan budget. It represents a 23.2 perc...

  • Just dandy in Scarborough: Young performers learn the value of practice, friendly competition

    SCARBOROUGH — Jon Cahill weaves slowly through the controlled chaos exploding around him in the Wentworth Intermediate School gym. His tan jeans are tucked into his Rollerblades, and black, bulky elbow and knee pads help him blend in a sea of children sporting similar outfits.

  • Scarborough budget calls for employee raises, service cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the first reading of a $68.5 million municipal and school budget for fiscal 2011. But councilors indicated they are still likely to make changes in the spending plan. They scheduled a public hearing on the budget for Ap...

  • Artists put on public faces at new South Portland studio

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city's newest art studio will open its doors to the public on Saturday, offering an evening of music, local food and beer, and original art work. The celebration of the opening of

  • South Portland residents slam school budget, administrators

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on Monday night called on the City Council to require further cuts to the School Department's proposed budget, which was widely criticized during a hour-long public hearing. Residents, who packed council chambers, were reacting to a $61.1 million budget pro...