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  • Hunger help is on the way

    Brenda Treadwell, right, joins several hundred other volunteers Sunday, April, 13, at the Maine Mall in South Portland to measure and pack food that will be shipped to children and adults across the country by the hunger charity Feed My Starving Children. The "MobilePack" event, called Million Meals...

  • Brunswick school budget could boost taxes 4.4%

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed $36.2 million school budget for the next fiscal year, which already includes $700,000 in recommended reductions in technology and other expenditures, could increase property taxes by 4.4 percent. But School Board members at Wednesday's budget workshop said they...

  • B2B sign-up woes part of 'industry-wide phenomenon'

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A few hundred complaints about this year's TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K race registration have been resolved, according to race President David Weatherbie. The online registration on March 15 filled up in a record 105 minutes, meaning some runners trying to r...

  • Cumberland's vernal pools to be tested this month

    CUMBERLAND — Town officials and volunteers this month will begin testing 250 areas identified earlier this year as potential vernal pools. The Department of Environmental Protection began regulating significant vernal pools and the areas surrounding them in 2007. Unlike neighbori...

  • SAD 75: State policy threatens student privacy

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors is criticizing a requirement to report incidences of prohibited student behavior to the state. Directors said they will try to enlist support from other school districts willing to resist providing Augusta with t...

  • Bowdoin marks 100th anniversary of Peary's expedition

    BRUNSWICK — While controversy hovered over Robert E. Peary's 1909 trip to the North Pole, his alma mater is planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his Arctic quest.   Beginning on Friday, April 3, Bowdoin College will hold a series of events marking Peary's milestone, an...

  • Communities share development visions with Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council's search for a unified vision for economic development continued Monday, as did its quest to ease longstanding conflicts over the Brunswick Economic Development Corp., the quasi-governmental agency that advises the town on development. It remains to be...

  • Bowdoin students' Facebook 'detox' brings clarity

    BRUNSWICK — All 14 of Dhiraj Murthy's students have pages on Facebook, the popular social networking Web site that may have replaced the mini-refrigerator as the No. 1 necessity for 18- to 24-year-olds. For that reason Murthy, an associate professor of sociology at Bowdoin Colleg...

  • Economic human rights activist to campaign in Portland

    PORTLAND — An international advocate for economic human rights will be in Portland on Monday, April 6. Cheri Honkala is a former homeless single mother who is now an antipoverty organizer and housing rights activist. Honkala has been arrested several times for leading demonstrati...

  • Freeport RSU proposes $24M budget

    FREEPORT — A preliminary fiscal 2010 budget of $24 million for Regional School Unit 5 was presented at a workshop Saturday, three days after a superintendent was selected to run the district.