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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...

  • Greater Portland small business owners lobby in D.C. for health-care public option

    PORTLAND — A dozen local business owners traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss health-care reform and to offer their support for a public option. Dean Powers, director of the Maine Small Business Coalition, said the group was expected to meet Tuesday with Health and H...

  • Sour grapes: New law forces 'Prohibition-era' measures on wine merchants

    FALMOUTH — When Leavitt & Sons Deli holds its monthly wine tasting Nov. 19, newspaper or cardboard will probably cover the windows. Inside, participants will sample whites and reds behind a curtai... 1

  • Election Day dawns

    Portland's Reiche School is a busy place early on Election Day. District 2 had one of the only contested local elections, the School Board race between Ed Bryan and Anthony Zeli.

  • Former Falmouth town manager up for Lewiston post

    LEWISTON — Former Falmouth Town Manager John D. "Doug" Harris, Gardiner City Manager Jeffrey Kobrock and interim City Administrator Phil Nadeau are the top three contenders for the city administrator's job in Maine's second largest city. City councilors and members of a city hiring ... 3

  • Falmouth schools offer H1N1 shots on Thursday

    FALMOUTH — H1N1 vaccine will be offered free to all Falmouth school students at a clinic this week. According to Falmouth High School nurse Lois Myers, the clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4-7:30 p.m. in the community gymnasium at the high school. To minimize crowds,...

  • South Portland family offers reward for return of pilfered pumpkins

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Colchester Drive family is offering a $100 reward for the return of two giant, home-grown pumpkins. Linda Stocks said a 70-pound pumpkin was stolen from their porch sometime last week, and a 90-pound pumpkin was stolen at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 29. ...

  • Brain injury survivor to share her story

    SCARBOROUGH — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne, author of "Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury," will discuss her book at the Scarborough Public Library at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. Chronicling Chadbourne's two-decade recovery from the brain injury she suffer...

  • On the New Meadows in Bath

    Paul Lambert examines his quahog catch on the New Meadows River earlier this week in Bath