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  • Portland schools to launch new website

    PORTLAND — The School Department will launch a new website on Feb. 2, aiming to improve navigation and with a translation feature for users whose native language is not English. In addition to the department site,

  • Hall School forum unlikely; Reed School meeting set

    PORTLAND — A public forum on the new Hall School that was scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. was expected to be canceled due to the weather. But the Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to seek public input on the future of t...

  • Portland police, bar owners add text messages to Old Port crime-fighting arsenal

    PORTLAND — Just in time for warm summer nights, police and Old Port bar owners announced last week that they are launching a text-message network designed to keep each other informed about troublemakers in the city's entertainment district. The announcement came less than a week afte...

  • Annual meeting adds $245K to Freeport-Durham-Pownal school budget

    FREEPORT — Residents of Durham, Freeport and Pownal added more than $245,000 to the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget at the annual budget meeting on May 26. The unexpected increase – supported by barely 1 percent of the RSU's eligible voters – sends a $23....

  • Portland honors its heroes on Memorial Day

    War veterans salute after wreaths are placed in Monument Square at the conclusion of Portland's Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Cape Elizabeth widow (and artist and mother and humorist) shares her life after death

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Sandi Amorello lost her husband Drew to pancreatic cancer in 2002. He died the day after Christmas, and at 41, Amorello became a single mother of three children under the age of 10. Eight years later, she has found a way to turn her greatest loss into hope for...

  • Deering senior plans to trade skates, cleats for scalpel

    PORTLAND — In sports, Elicia Fortier is accustomed to putting a hurt on her opponents. But come next fall, the Deering High School senior will be attending college to learn how to fix them. On Thursday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., the 17-year-old will be one of about 320 stude...

  • Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

    Freeport firefighters arrive on the scene of a fully involved barn fire Thursday, May 27, at approximately 1:45 p.m. at 152 South Freeport Road. Flames eventually threatened a nearby house and spread into the woods; although the barn was a total loss, the house was saved. Mutual aid was provided ...

  • Differences emerge in debate between Falmouth candidates

    FALMOUTH — Candidates for Town council and School Board came out for a lively debate May 26 at Town Hall. The debate, sponsored by The Forecaster and moderated by attorney Andrew Sparks, began with opening statements from council candidates Barbara DiBiase, David Murray, Faith Varney... 3

  • Bath marks Memorial Day with parade, service

    BATH — The city's Memorial Day parade will assemble at the Congress Avenue parking lot of American Legion Post 21 at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m., heading down Congress Avenue to turn left onto Lincoln Street, then to Centre Street for a wrea...