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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 council votes for restriction, not restoration, of Goddard mansion

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council voted unanimously Sept. 14 to allocate $6,000 to fence off the most dangerous areas of Goddard mansion instead of committing to a

  • Effort begins to improve Mill Creek Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mill Creek Park proponents are moving forward with efforts to develop a maintenance and improvement plan for the park. Regina Leonard, a Topsham-based landscape architect, has been hired by Friends of Mill Creek Park to assist with the planning, and a new gazebo is sl...

  • Bath YMCA offers week of free access

    BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA is encouraging Mid-Coast residents to participate in health and wellness activities during "America On the Move Week," which will be held Sept. 20-27. More than 1,300 YMCAs will join with the America On the Move Foundation in an effort to improve th...

  • DEP seeks input on Long Creek protection

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking input from landowners near Long Creek ahead of developing new storm-water permitting requirements for the urban-impaired watershed.  The DEP is evaluating pollution prevention measures, like maintenance and op...

  • Bath seeks Citizen Involvement Day award nominations

    BATH — The city is seeking nominations in several categories of awards to be presented on the 11th annual Citizen Involvement Day, Saturday, Oct. 10. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the awards ceremony beginning around 12:30 p.m. The Bath Community Developmen...

  • Falmouth educator is Maine Teacher of the Year

    Second-grade teacher Kevin M. Grover gets a hug Thursday morning from Joyce Riley, administrative assistant at D.W. Lunt School in Falmouth, after Grover walked into an assembly where he learned he was named 2010 Maine Teacher of the Year. The award makes Grover a nominee for 2010 National Teacher o...

  • Scarborough racino 'on the front burner' again? Race track conducts new phone survey of voters

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents may be wrong if they think last year's rejection of a racino referendum put the question to rest. Less than a year after the proposal was defeated by only 225 votes, Pan Atlantic Strategic Marketing Services of Portland has again been hired by Scarborough D... 3

  • Cape Elizabeth schools celebrate harvest as a learning experience

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly 20 eager sixth-graders helped pick onions, green peppers and squash at Jordan's Farm Tuesday morning as part of Maine Harvest Week. The students from Susan Deeves' class took the field trip as one of many activities planned for the week-long farm awarene...