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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Waynflete School plans Portland event to counter anti-gay protest

    PORTLAND — Waynflete School will hold a community event Saturday in support of people affected by hatred and bigotry. The event is a response to a threat by a Kansas hate group to picket a school production of "The Laramie Project." "This is a Safe Place" will take place at 6:...

  • $90M Portland school budget faces City Council scrutiny

    PORTLAND — The School Committee sent a $90 million budget to the City Council that restores a music program and eliminates 45 jobs. But the plan could face resistance on the council, which has the final say on school spending. "We did tell them where we thought the budget shou...

  • Foster grandparents to flaunt PATHS fashions in Portland

    PORTLAND — Fran Seeley never thought she would be a model, nor did she particularly care to be. But on Thursday, April 8, the 68-year-old will strut her stuff on the catwalk as part of the Collections 2010 Fashion Show, an annual exhibition of designs from students at Portland Arts a...

  • Eager for Easter in Scarborough

    "I found one!" shouts Bridget Flannery as she picks up her first egg during the annual Bunny Hop held at the Bessworth Child Care building in Scarborough on March 27. More than 600 Easter eggs were hidden throughout the building, including four golden eggs that promised a special prize.

  • All that jazz in South Portland

    The South Portland High School Jazz Band placed second in Division I on Saturday evening, March 27, at the State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival in South Portland. Eighty-nine bands and ensembles from 40 schools competed. Other winners included Cape Elizabeth, which finished third in Division...

  • Scarborough library seeks donations for book sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of the Scarborough Public Library are soliciting gently used books for the annual book sale in June. Books may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines and condensed books are not needed. All proc...

  • Closing a chapter in Brunswick

    Another milestone was reached Tuesday, March 30, in the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, with the disestablishment after 37 years of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5, the operational U.S. Navy Air Wing on the base. In a rain-soaked ceremony, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole O'Donnell, right, re...

  • South Portland school custodian faces weapon charge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A custodian who apparently injured himself with a folding knife in the School Department administrative office has been barred from school grounds. Police were called to 120 Wescott Road, shortly after 10:30 a.m. on March 24 for a medical emergency. Police Lt....