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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...

  • Falmouth Police Department hires new officer

    FALMOUTH — There's a new face on the Falmouth police force. Officer Kurt Fegan, fresh from 18 weeks at the Maine Police Academy, began work Monday, Dec. 21, as a member of the Police Department. He was hired to replace Officer Brad Walker, who retired last year. Fegan, 26, gre...

  • Skowhegan man convicted in sex-play shooting death of South Portland resident

    PORTLAND — It took less than an hour for a Cumberland County Superior Court jury to find Malcom Bruce Lavallee-Davidson guilty of manslaughter in the April 2009 shooting death of a 50-year-old South Portland man. The jury found Lavallee-Davidson, who did not testify, guilty of being ...

  • Update: Maine-based Haiti partnership focuses on medical support, starts earthquake relief fund

    PORTLAND — A local nonprofit that works to improve health care in Haiti has set up a recovery fund to help those in the earthquake-ravaged country, and the director of the group is headed there this weekend. Nate Nickerson, executive director of Konbit Sante, said he still plans to m...

  • County commissioners add to flap surrounding MRRA appointments

    BRUNSWICK — The goal to keep politics off the board that oversees redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station seems to have required political – and possibly illegal – maneuvering.  After previously abstaining from endorsing individuals to serve on the Midcoast Regi... 1

  • 'Nothing lasts forever': Yarmouth centenarian accepts demise of tree he fought to save

    YARMOUTH — The man who relentlessly battled to save Herbie, the stately elm tree on the corner of East Main Street and Yankee Drive, says he is at peace with the decision to let nature run its course. At 101, former tree warden Frank Knight said it's time to stand aside as Dutch elm dise...

  • Investigation continues into Portland home invasion, shooting

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the shooting of two people in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 8. Officers were called to 25 Rackleff St. at 1:40 a.m. to investigate a report of shots being fired and a person being shot. When police arrived, they found a man and a woman had been s...

  • Portland city councilor to pay OAS fine

    PORTLAND — District 3 City Councilor Dan Skolnik agreed Monday in District Court to pay a fine for driving with a suspended license. Skolnik is also scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 26, where he is expected to contest a charge that his auto insurance lapsed. Skolnik ...

  • Celebration of African masks

    Families gathered at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the African mask collection of David C. Driskoll. The festival, "Spirit Masks with Dance and Drums," featured a mask drawing and coloring session followed and a masquerade performance by Oscar Mokeme, director of the M...