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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Cape schools freeze spending to prepare for more state cuts

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a way to prepare for potential school subsidy cuts by the state, the School Department will once again freeze spending. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins said he expects a cut close to the $421,000 curtailment Cape Elizabeth experienced last year, and possibly more....

  • Shrinking Crescent? Beach lease in Cape Elizabeth expires in 6 months

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When residents and tourists return to Crescent Beach State Park next spring, they could find a considerably smaller beach to enjoy. One-hundred acres smaller.

  • Cape council to discuss town center pedestrian improvements

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Center Pedestrian Safety Committee is expected to recommend solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals and other traffic improvements at the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The group, made up of Town Councilor Sara Lennon, School Board member Mary Townsen...

  • Scarborough resident honored by regional chamber of commerce

    SCARBOROUGH — A man familiar in Scarborough for his volunteer work was recently honored for his service by the Portland Regional Chamber. The organization presented lifelong resident  Art Dillon with its 2009 Volunteer of the Year award at the chamber's 155th annual meeting.

  • Falmouth library exhibit communicates emotions through art

    FALMOUTH — Artist Judy O'Donnell speaks volumes through her artwork. Articulating emotions and beliefs through her use of color, texture and composition, she brings her thoughts to life in the collages, paintings and sculptures that are born from a concept, but created through exp...

  • Scavenger hunt gives students shot at iPod

    FALMOUTH — One lucky Falmouth student will win an iPod Nano and many students will be reminded that using buses saves fuel and reduces carbon emissions during a Bus Bonanza Scavenger Hunt this month. Sponsored by the town's Adhoc Mass Transit Committee, the contest is open to Falmouth...

  • State police: Knightville fire was arson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A fire in an Ocean Street apartment on Sept. 28 was the result of arson, state investigators said. Maine Public Safety Department Spokesman Stephen McCausland said the fire at 81 Ocean St. occurred when someone set clothes on fire on top of a kitchen stove. Polic...

  • Soldier killed in Afghanistan attended Southern Maine Community College

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A soldier killed in Afghanistan last weekend is not from South Portland, as was widely reported.  Army Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk was one of eight soldiers killed when a remote base in a mountainous valley came under attack on Saturday, Oct. 3. Kirk's last ...