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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...

  • Asbestos alert leads to concern about mold, air quality at Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — The discovery of significant amounts of asbestos in windows at Wentworth Intermediate School has led to a larger discussion about air quality in the building, which has more than 730 students in grades 3 through 5. A system of crawl-space utility tunnels beneath the Gor...

  • Police to collect unused medications

    YARMOUTH — Local and state law enforcement agencies will participate in a Drug Enforcement Agency-sponsored program called the National Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, Sept. 25.  Residents can drop off controlled, non-controlled or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals at coll...

  • Rezoning sought for 6 acres state wants to sell in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A wooded six-acre lot across from the Maine Medical Center research campus on Route 1 is for sale by the state. The property is listed for $695,000, but assessed at only $225,300. The lot, owned by the Department of Transportation and listed by CBRE The Boulos Co... 1

  • 'Godspell' performance extended in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Every four or five years, the Theater Company at Falmouth High School presents "Godspell," and this year the musical has taken to the stage with particular gusto. Due to the popularity of this year's production, the run has been extended to include encore performances on F...

  • Alzheimer's care center to open in November in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The dilapidated former Viking nursing home has been renovated and remodeled and will open in November as Cape Memory Care. The new Alzheimer's facility on Scott Dy...

  • Different folks, similar strokes

    Competitors make their way to the first buoy on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the swimming portion of the annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport. Approximately 800 athletes gathered at Winslow Park for the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. When the race was done, 39-ye...

  • Brunswick council, MRRA discuss TIF, fields lease

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is proposing a tax increment financing plan at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station, with revenue split equally by the authority and town. MRRA and the Town Council met in a joint workshop Tuesday to discuss the pr...

  • Brunswick council approves land purchase for new police station

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council voted 8-1 Monday to purchase land at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets for construction of a new police station. The panel, with the exception of Councilor Benet Pols, supported the adoption of an ordinance that authorizes acquisition of fo...