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  • Topsham high school study could wrap up this month

    TOPSHAM — A facilities study to determine whether Mt. Ararat High School should be renovated or replaced could be complete later this month, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Brad Smith said July 30. With a recommendation from Portland-based architectural firm PDT in h...

  • Portland council puts measure aimed at Fore St. project on Nov. ballot

    PORTLAND — A referendum question designed to limit development at the Portland Co. complex could be costly and emotional. The manner in which it was added to the Nov. 3 ballot by city councilors on Monday night guaranteed it will be a long, expensive read for voters. Coun...

  • Yarmouth committee to review school Honor Code

    YARMOUTH — The school Policy Committee will meet Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office to consider proposed revisions to the Yarmouth Extra Cur...

  • Think there ought to be a law? Tell Yarmouth state rep

    YARMOUTH — As a way to encourage residents to take more active roles in state government, Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, is inviting constituents to submit ideas for her to present in the next legislative session in January. Through her "There Ought to be a Law" contest, Innes...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick women offer psychotherapy through horses

    CUMBERLAND — Through Work of Heart, psychotherapy has moved from the couch to the horse. The non-profit organization offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy and experiential learning. It is run by Louise Poppema of Cumberland, Barbara Doughty of Brunswick and Nancy Coyne of Litc...

  • Circus Smirkus stops in Freeport next week with outdoor theme

    FREEPORT — When Circus Smirkus comes to Freeport next week, local performers will team up with the National Park Service and L.L. Bean to promote physical fitness and the outdoors. This y...

  • Munjoy Hill flower power

    A sunflower basks in the warm afternoon light as the sun begins to set on the North Street Community Garden on Munjoy Hill in Portland.

  • Say ahhhhh ...

    Dr. Lionel Vachon of Sanford guides Taneale Vicnaire, left, a student at Bonny Eagle High School, and Haley Brooks, who attends Noble High School, while they get some hands-on experience using a dental simulator during the University of New England's Dental Camp Sunday at the school's Portland camp...

  • Falmouth council considers referendum on buildings, petition seeks more time

    FALMOUTH — Despite a citizen petition requesting more time to explore other options, a referendum question asking voters if they want to spend $9.5 million, including a $4.5 million bond, to move the Town Hall and library to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings may be headed for the N...

  • Falmouth gets Nostalgia-ic for lighting

    FALMOUTH — A fixture of Portland's Old Port for more than 30 years recently closed and moved into the old fire barn at the corner of Middle and Bucknam roads in Falmouth. Nostalgia Lighting, a shop specializing in custom lighting design and known for its authentic colonial-style fixt...