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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Education alliance offers GPS, vernal pool programs in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The Cathance River Education Alliance is offering programs on Global Positioning Systems and vernal pools this month. State forester Ken Canfield will discuss GPS at the Ecology Center on the Cathance River Nature Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15. He will ...

  • Magical moment

    The fifth annual Mother-Daughter Princess Tea Party at the South Portland Community Center attracted more than 80 mothers, daughters and grandmothers last week, and found the princesses reaching excitedly for magic dust during a show by Dennis Labbe, a.k.a. Mr. Magic.

  • He rocks

    Roland Charles and his rocks attract a crowd of kids at the Environmental Fair at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland on May 7. The fair, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, included exhibitors from local and state government and non-profit organizations.

  • Trader Joe's files paperwork to open Portland store

    PORTLAND — Trader Joe's this week submitted an application to open a store in the former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way. The application, received by the city clerk's office May 10, says Trader Joe's would operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and sell beer and wine. ...

  • No charges, but debate continues over Republicans' behavior at King Middle School

    PORTLAND — The School Department will not seek criminal charges against a group of Republicans who allegedly rummaged through and removed material from a classroom at King Middle School. But School Committee member Sarah Thompson said she will ask Superintendent James Morse Sr. to me...

  • With school budget set, South Portland focuses on high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the School Department will now focus on passing a bond to renovate South Portland High School after residents OK'd a $41.6 million school budget for next year. The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask the City C... 1

  • Scarborough tries to get ahead on Red Brook watershed protection

    SCARBOROUGH — Longtime residents may remember skating on Pollywonkie Pond in the winter, seeing birds of prey soaring overhead in the summer, and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of Red Brook, which flowed through Scarborough and South Portland until the 1970s. Today the river has b...

  • Cape council OKs more flexibility for farms, agriculture

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Monday night unanimously approved changes to the agricultural portion of the zoning ordinance. The changes have been in progress for more than two years, and were vetted by local farmers, the Ordinance Committee, Planning Board and members of th...