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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...

  • Scarborough extends boundaries, clamps down on beach horseback riders

    SCARBOROUGH — Most people would probably agree there's nothing like the sight of a horse and rider galloping along the beach. And there's nothing like the mess they can leave behind. With that in mind, the Town Council has expanded the boundaries for horseback riders o...

  • Marden's gets green light from Scarborough, but expense spells demise of Portland store

    Andy Hyland, of Port City Architects, describes features of his redesign for Marden's Surplus & Salvage of the former Wal-Mart on Payne Road at the Sept. 21 Scarborough Planning Board meeting. 1

  • Memory talks preserve history of Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., residents are invited to the Community Center to share their stories about people, places or events in Cape Elizabeth. Jan Reale, a photographer and writer and member of the Historical Preservation Society, said the idea for the project ...

  • South Portland City Council opposes excise tax initiative, sets new fees for developers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council unanimously approved a resolution

  • Brunswick School Board grapples with redistricting in transition to new school

    BRUNSWICK — As work crews continue to prepare the McKeen Street site for the town's new $28 million elementary school, School Department officials are mulling significant redistricting plans. One of those proposals would send every student to each elementary school, a move that pr...

  • Dog Day at Skyline Farm

    North Yarmouth resident Cathy Bunton's 3-year-old cockapoo plays chase the ball on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Skyline Farm's third annual Dog Day, where owners and their pets participated in games, demonstrations, agility exercises and training clinics.

  • Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport

    Women 34 years old and younger swim toward the start line of the Lobsterman Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 19, off Winslow Park in Freeport. This year's swim-bike-run event attracted 800 competitors from 24 states and Canada.

  • Freeport chamber begins membership drive

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Chamber of Commerce membership drive has started and the goal is to gather 600 new members by the end of the year. Sande Updegraph, executive director of the Freeport Economic Development Corp., said the drive so far has enlisted 150 members. ...