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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • SAD 75 budget could shrink, but taxes will decline only in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm walked the School Board and the public through next year's financial challenges Tuesday in the first of three budget forums. Tuesday’s forum in Harpswell was to be followed by one in Bowdoin on Thursday. ...

  • First woman director takes the reins at Bath YMCA

    BATH — Sabrina Murphy, the new executive director of the Bath Area Family YMCA, is also the first woman to lead the institution in its 154-year history. Murphy, who replaces Phil Krummel, was hired by the YMCA in 2001 as the associate executive director and later became operatio...

  • Brunswick school renovation funds removed from lending reform law

    BRUNSWICK — A provision that would have provided renovation funds for school districts affected by the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station was stripped from a bill that President Obama signed into law Tuesday. Removal of the measure will have immediate consequences for the Br...

  • Harpswell panel solicits input on Mitchell Field businesses

    HARPSWELL — For some residents, one of the biggest problems with Mitchell Field is that there's no business there. On Wednesday, April 7, residents harboring that opinion – and probably a few that don't – will get a chance to say what kind of businesses should be allowed ...

  • 12 employees could lose jobs under RSU 1 budget

    BATH — The draft fiscal 2011 budget proposed by Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth could mean the elimination of a dozen employees. The $24.35 million spending plan is nearly $634,000 less than this year’s budget, and includes a revenue loss of abou...

  • Pownal program could be cut to save $185K in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — A proposal to bus Pownal Middle School students to either Durham or Freeport next year could save $185,000, according to the Regional School Unit 5 superintendent. The School Board is working through a $23.6 million operating

  • Union organizer found role in candidate Richardson’s state agency

    Editor’s note: This examination of Democrat John Richardson by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the second in a series probing the records of some of the leading candidates for governor.

  • Pierce Atwood law firm considers moving Portland office

    PORTLAND — One of the region's prominent law firms is considering moving out of its downtown headquarters and possibly out of the city. Pierce Atwood, the major tenant at 1 Monument Square, is looking at several properties in greater Portland, according to the firm's marketing and bu...