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  • New rules to govern Falmouth school field trips

    FALMOUTH — The School Board's policy committee Monday took a step toward clarifying rules for school-endorsed field trips. Under the previous policy language, field trips and excursions were either "sanctioned" or "non-sanctioned." The board had previously expressed interest in chang...

  • Portland Council approves making a 'folly' of Federal Street

    PORTLAND — Let the follies begin. A 100-foot-long block of Federal Street between Market and Exchange streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from July 3 to Oct. 12 after City Councilors on Monday approved a permit for the so-called Federal Street Folly outside the new Press Hotel....

  • Heads in the clouds at Twin Brook

    Ben Ingraham, left, of Cumberland, checks Stefan Street's rocket prior to launch on July 30 at Twin Brook. Ingraham led the Aviation Career Education program, sponsored by the Portland International Jetport and Federal Aviation Administration. The rocket launch was the culmination of a week that inc...

  • Historical Society hosts annual flea market, bake sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on Route 1 near Fire Station 6. The flea market will feature antiques and collectibles, books, clothing and jewelry, all collected and don...

  • FEMA to hold meeting with Harpswell to explain flood maps

    HARPSWELL — The federal agency proposing new floodplain maps will meet with residents to discuss new flood zones that have already been assailed by other communities as inaccurate. The Sept. 2 meeting is between town officials, residents and regional officials from the Federal Emerge...

  • RSU 1 staff breaks ground for new Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Regional School Unit 1 staff plunged shovels into the earth Tuesday morning to commemorate the demolition of most of the existing Woolwich Central School and construction of a new one. The new Nequasset Road facility, which should be complete by May 2012 and open for ...

  • Earmark could send $425k to SMCC's Brunswick campus

    BRUNSWICK — An earmark within a congressional bill funding health and education could provide $425,000 in start-up funding for the Southern Maine Community College's campus at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposed earmark, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D...

  • Portland council creates more parking for motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city is adding more free on-street parking for mopeds and motorcycles. Last year, 31 spots were created on the peninsula specifically for two-wheeled motorized vehicles. The spaces were added in no-parking areas and spots that were too small for cars to park. Ci...

  • Erosion threatens Falmouth shoreline roads, sewers

    FALMOUTH — For many people, rip-rap sounds like the name of a cartoon character or perhaps the newest pop music craze. But for those living along Shoreline and Bayshore drives, rip-rap could save their property and streets from being swept into the sea during the next big storm. ...

  • South Portland triathlon pushes personal limits

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 women are registered to take part in the third annual Tri for a Cure on Saturday, Aug. 15. The majority of them, race director Julie Marchese said, have never participated in ...