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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...

  • Bath Fire Department open house

    Firefighter paramedic Jim Perry helps Abigail Brinson, 4, out the back window of the smoke trailer on Oct. 8 at the Fire Department open house in Bath. The Brunswick Fire Department provided the trailer to teach kids that smoke is as dangerous as fire and can be scary, but if you keep low to the gro...

  • Bath history talk focuses on parade floats

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society kicks off its season of programs with "Patriotism and Progress: Parade Floats in New England Communities, 1788-1976", an illustrated lecture by Jane C. Nylander, on Saturday, Oct. 17. The program takes place in the Patten Free Library C...

  • Topsham candidates forum to be held Oct. 21

    TOPSHAM — The two candidates running for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen will be featured in a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area and the Topsham Public Library, will be held at Town Hall, 100 Main St., ...

  • South Portland City Council candidates to field questions on Oct. 22

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Candidates for the City Council will debate in a forum scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. The forum is sponsored by South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber. Moderator William Arnold said the even...

  • Bath Autumnfest

    Jane Nordmann, 8, of Bath, learns tree climbing the technical way at Bath Autumnfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Harness and rope climbing was sponsored by the Community Forestry Committee.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board warned about possibility of layoffs; opposes Questions 2, 4

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School Board members reacted stoically Oct. 13 to news of impending subsidy cuts. Superintendent Alan Hawkins, repeating what he told a reporter last week, told the board ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council approves solar-powered signals for town center crosswalk

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Wednesday night approved a $20,000 set of solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals to be installed at the Ocean House Road crosswalk between Key Bank and the Coldwell Banker real estate office. The recommendation came from the Town Center Ped...

  • Latest conservation property embodies intent of Scarborough land bond referendum

    SCARBOROUGH — Next week, residents will gather with local officials and representatives of several state and conservation agencies to celebrate the acquisition of significant conservation land known as the Gervais property. The festivities will take place less than two weeks befor...