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  • Freeport capital improvement plan remains intact

    FREEPORT — After discussing several substantial amendments, the Town Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to adopt its five-year capital budget largely as planned. Councilor Andy Wellen made the dissenting vote after raising objections to budgeting for the Freeport Economic Development Corporat...

  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • Dropout comes back to graduate on time at Portland High

    PORTLAND — Slovanka Diep dropped out of school in her freshman year, unhappy with her teachers and courses at Deering High School. When she resolved to return to school her sophomore year, Diep was told that DHS was full and her records had been purged from the system. ...

  • Portland skatepark fundraising nears completion

    PORTLAND — Nearly five years after beginning the search for a new skatepark site, the committee responsible for planning and supporting the park is closing in on its fundraising goal. The city announced recently that the Skatepark Committee was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ton...

  • N. Yarmouth day-care worker charged with assault on infant

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A day-care center worker was arrested May 23 on felony charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a 6-month-old boy. Caring Place Child Care employee Meggan Loker, 24, of Pierce Street, Westbrook, was arrested after police investigated the alleged assault, ...

  • Deering H.S. senior leaves legacy, shoots for the stars

    PORTLAND — Deering High School Principal Ken Kunin said Adrian Matos is a person who identifies his challenges and works to meet them head on.  For Matos, those challenges have been many and varied. Despite it all, however, Matos will graduate with honors from DHS, along with nea...

  • Economic silver lining: Portland gets lower-than-expected bids for school construction

    PORTLAND — City officials say bids for construction projects are coming in below estimates because contractors are hungry for work. The city opened bids May 21 for construction of a new elementary school at the site of the old Baxter School, and found all the bids were at least $2...

  • Celebrations planned for exiting Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Jeanne Whynot-Vickers hasn't had much time to look back since taking over as interim superintendent of the state's largest, most diverse school district in 2007 in the middle of a financial tsunami. With next year's budget signed, sealed and delivered and a new superin...

  • Fighting cancer

    Walkers took to the Brunswick High School track through the night on May 15 in support of cancer survivors, victims and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life in Brunswick. Jennie Wiacek, 18, of Gorham, lights a lantern prior to the reading of the names of those ...

  • All smiles at SMCC

    Donna Nickerson, front left, beams as she graduates on May 17 from Southern Maine Community College with high honors and the highest grade point average among business students at the South Portland college, which held commencement at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. (Michael Barriaul...