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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 Elizabeth study suggests replacing library at a cost of $5M-$8M

    CAPE ELIZABETH — While no decisions have been made about a new Thomas Memorial Library, the Town Council has received a report from the Library Study Committee that recommends building a new facility at a cost of more than $5 million. Council Chairman James Rowe said a workshop on Se...

  • 3 candidates compete to replace Soule on South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilor Jim Soule will not seek re-election in November, opening up a three-way race for his 3

  • 14 candidates compete for 7 council, School Board seats in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Fourteen Cape Elizabeth residents have returned nomination papers to put their names on the November ballot for seven available seats on the Town Council and School Board. "There has been more of an interest this year," Town Clerk Debra Lane said. "I anticipat...

  • Disposition of Goddard Mansion among public hearing topics in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., councilors will hear public input on the amended shoreland zoning ordinance, the conceptual Shore Road pathway and the Goddard Mansion ruins. In February...

  • Meeting set on Freeport park dog policy

    FREEPORT — On Monday, Sept. 14, the Winslow Park Commission will hold a public meeting on its dog policy. The policy requires dogs to be leashed between May 1 through Columbus Day when the campground is open. From Columbus Day through April 31, dogs are permitted off-leash in the...

  • RSU 5 to host community forum

    FREEPORT — Using recently acquired grant funding, Regional School Unit 5 will begin to develop a strategic plan to help strengthen the district's academic, innovation and financial efficiencies. The planning process will begin Monday, Sept. 14, at the Freeport Performing Arts Center from 6-9...

  • U-peek season

    Ellen McEnaney of Westbrook peeks from behind the limbs and low-hanging fruit on a tree at Orchard Hill Farm in Cumberland on Saturday, Sept. 5, the first day this season that the farm was open for pick-your-own apples.

  • Vaccine clinics scheduled for Falmouth students

    FALMOUTH — A seasonal flu shot clinic sponsored by Falmouth Health Services for middle and high school students is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Falmouth High School community gym (the small gym). For elementary students, a clinic will be held Tuesday, Se...