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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...

  • Citizens put 'welcome to Bath' sign back on its feet

    BATH — Thanks to the work of a group of residents, the city once again has a sign on Old Brunswick Road to welcome motorists coming from Brunswick. One of the group, Carl Williams, said on Sunday a sign stood near Mill Pond Drive until it was struck by a vehicle more than 50 yea...

  • Energy grant helps Scarborough Public Works save money, keep plows moving

    Don Mitchell, left, and Scarborough Public Works Director Mike Shaw stand in front of a new system designed to turn on heaters that warm public works trucks' hydrolic fluid when the temperature dips to 32 degrees or lower. The temperature-sensitive control system, obtained with $11,000 of an $80,...

  • Brunswick council closes year with parking problems, grim budget news

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday closed 2009 with what's becoming a familiar refrain: Gloomy budget news from Augusta and parking issues at the Maine Street Station development. The council tabled its vote on a lease agreement between the town and the Brunswick Downtown Associa...

  • Cumberland town manager defends borrowing plan for Route 88 upgrade

    CUMBERLAND — If a petition succeeds in forcing a referendum to challenge a plan to upgrade Foreside Road (Route 88), the referendum will be held March 2, 2010, Town Manager Bill Shane said on Monday. If voters support the Town Council’s Dec. 14 decision to borrow up to $4....

  • Falmouth to acquire 25 acres of open space

    FALMOUTH —The town is about to add a 25-acre property on Blackstrap Road to its inventory of open space. Following an executive session Monday, Dec. 14, in which the Town Council discussed the transaction, councilors voted 6-0 to authorizie Town Manager Nathan Poore to acquire the pr...

  • Herbie's days are numbered, but Yarmouth hopes to preserve his legacy

    YARMOUTH — The tree affectionately known as Herbie – a 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm at the corner of Yankee Drive and Ea...

  • Farm school initiative seeks interest in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative 51 Board of Directors held a workshop on Monday on an initiative that integrates environmental stewardship with education and entrepreneurship. Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said that while no Maine Farm Enterprise Schools current...

  • Portland to re-examine housing replacement rule

    PORTLAND — The city is getting ready to review a housing ordinance that has come under fire in the past few months from critics who feel it has been applied arbitrarily. The Housing Replacement Ordinance is a 7-year-old rule that requires property owners to either replace or pay for hous...