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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Cape students prepare for mission to Guatemala

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Middle School Spanish teacher Susan Dana will lead a group of Cape Elizabeth High School students and five adults to Guatemala to volunteer for Safe Passage on June 20. Safe Pass...

  • Scarborough council adds $100K to school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to add $100,000 to the school budget after voters narrowly rejected a $34.9 million budget on May 11. After a public hearing and second reading on June 2, the budget will go back to voters for a second validation referendum on J...

  • Nice tri in Freeport

    Bruce Butterworth of Seabrook, N.H., heads for the finish line of the inaugural Tri for the Y in Freeport on Saturday, May 22. More than 250 athletes participated in either a triathlon (325-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run) or duathlon (12-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run) to benefi...

  • Cooperative effort in Falmouth

    Gabrielle Cyr hands containers of detergent to her seventh-grade classmates from Falmouth Middle School, who worked bucket-brigade lines on May 21 to load food-drive products collected at OceanView. Donated items were then taken by school bus to the Falmouth Food Bank.

  • Divided council sends Cape Elizabeth school budget to June 8 referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved the fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, May 25. The $20.7 million budget now goes to a citizen referendum on June 8. Chairwoman Anne Swift-Kayatta and Councilor Jessica Sullivan voted against the budget in the 5-2 decision....

  • Portland Jetport emergency exercise June 5 expected to cause traffic mess

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, while emergency workers participate in a large-scale aviation emergency training exercise. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays....

  • Brunswick School Board weighs new proposal to save freshman sports

    BRUNSWICK — With parents and coaches still simmering from the School Board's decision to cut freshman sports from its fiscal 2011 budget, coaches and the high school athletic director have drafted a proposal to retain as many sub-varsity sports as possible. Meanwhile, the board's

  • All aboard in Brunswick: Maine Street Station visitors center opens for summer season

    BRUNSWICK — A new visitors center opened at Maine Street Station this week, marking the beginning of what project proponents hope will become a transit hub and marketing tool for local businesses and attractions. The center is owned by the town and subleased to the Brunswick Downtown...