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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...

  • Bowdoin College statues get rejuvenation treatment

    BRUNSWICK — Two life-size bronze statues at Bowdoin College, each over 100 years old, are undergoing on-site conservation. The statues, depicting the Greek playwright Sophocles and the Greek orator Demosthenes, are original to the 120-year-old Walker Art Building, home...

  • Maine Audubon hires new executive director

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon Society on Tuesday announced the appointment a new executive director, Charles F. Gauvin. Gauvin is a former president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, a river and fish conservation organization. At Trout Unlimited, according to an ...

  • Yarmouth rededicates Condon butterfly garden

    A light rain didn't deter people from gathering for the rededication of the Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden in Yarmouth on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Yarmouth. The garden, behind Yarmouth Town Hall, has nectar-rich plants and shrubs to attract and feed butterflies. It was created in memory of Eli...

  • Portland City Council gives mandate to Congress Square study group

    PORTLAND — The future of Congress Square will not be on the Nov. 4 ballot, but an expanded committee is now expected to provide its assessment of the property two weeks after the election. In two brief sessions Monday that will be the only City Council meetings this month, councilors...

  • Bath library offers college applicants pizza, pity

    BATH — Patten Free Library will host its second annual "Pizza Pity Party" from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. But the point of the gathering is not just to down cheese-laden slices, but for this fall's high school seniors to learn about the college application process. "We had a g...

  • Portland panel ponders 2-way traffic on State, High streets

    PORTLAND — From his frame shop at the corner of State and Pine streets, owner Tim Hussey gets a daily view of traffic passing through Longfellow Square. "I see one rear-ender a week," Hussey said Aug. 1 as he considered the effects of returning State Street to two-way traffic.

  • Topsham selectmen: 1 running again, 1 uncertain

    TOPSHAM — With nomination papers available Aug. 13 for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors elections, some board members are undecided about whether to seek re-election. David Douglass confirmed via email July 28 that he plans to seek a sec...

  • Tandem Coffee to expand to Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — Everything Will and Kathleen Pratt have been brewing in East Bayside will soon be wafting uphill to the West End. The owners of Tandem Coffee Roasters, which opened two years ago, are preparing a new bakery and cafe at 742 Congress St. It is expected to open this month.