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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • Craftsmen come out for 1st taste of Herbie 'cookies'

    NEW GLOUCESTER — Although the massive tree known as Herbie was cut down in January, wood from the 217-year-old elm will live on as bowls, jewelry and furniture. Herbie was removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street in Yarmouth on Jan. 19. The 110-foot tree was finally ...

  • Court documents claim dispute preceded Portland murder

    PORTLAND —A 21-year-old Portland man made his first appearance in court Friday, Feb. 19, to answer to a murder charge. Moses Okot was charged Feb. 18 by Portland police with murder in connection with the shooting death of Serge Mulongo, according to police Capt. Ted Ross. He w...

  • Falmouth foundation seeks Portland community development funds

    PORTLAND — A Falmouth foundation wants to tap into Portland's share of federal Community Development funds to help pay for a $2 million education facility at the old Tidewater Farm. Tidewater Farm Regional Learning Center is a collaboration between Tidewater Conservation Foundation, the ...

  • Portland seeks public input on proposed changes to 'working waterfront'

    PORTLAND — The city wants public input on a request from a group of wharf owners to relax the rules governing the types of businesses allowed on the "working waterfront." Current zoning in the central waterfront zone, which includes properties on the harbor side of Commercial Street ...

  • Deering alum starts mentoring program for architecture, construction, engineering students

    PORTLAND — Tyler Johnson grew up on Capisic Street in a family of construction workers and wanted to carry on the tradition. Only he wanted to work more with his mind than his muscles. It wasn't until he got to college that Johnson finally decided he wanted to be an architect. But he...

  • Portland teachers union: Bargaining needed before new schedule is adopted

    PORTLAND — As the School Committee prepares to vote on a new unified schedule for its four high schools, questions remain about the impact the proposal will have on teachers and students. One of those questions pertains to the effect the new schedule, which adds a period and extends the ...

  • Brunswick community, business leaders say anti-business claim is unwarranted

    BRUNSWICK — From local entrepreneurs to the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, community leaders last week said Brunswick doesn't deserve an anti-business label. They reacted to an assertion by disbarred criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, who in a Feb. 9 ...

  • Composites work pays off for Brunswick company

    BRUNSWICK — Bridge girders developed by Harbor Technologies won an ACE Infinite Possibility Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association at their annual meeting and trade show. Harbor Technologies uses hybrid composite beam technology developed at the University of Ma...