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  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • South Portland considers creating a city power company to help semiconductor makers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is considering creating its own energy company to reduce operating costs for two semiconductor manufacturers, which employ more than 2,000 residents.  Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director Erik Carson, who presented the proposal to the... 2

  • Topsham Comp Plan zoning language could be complete next May

    TOPSHAM — The zoning work of the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee should be complete by next summer, Town Planner Rich Roedner said last week. The work could be done by May, in time for Town Meeting, Roedner said, while open space language from the town's natural areas...

  • Flu preparation among priorities for schools in Brunswick, SAD 75, RSU 1

    BRUNSWICK — As the first day of school approaches, local districts aren't just preparing classrooms for students, they're filling hand sanitizer dispensers and coordinating with nurses to ensure a familiar nemesis doesn't become a full-grown bully. The antagonist is the H1N1 virus...

  • Maine Heritage Day at Falmouth museum

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Historical Society invites the public to attend Maine Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Heritage Museum at 60 Woods Road. Outdoor events will include exhibits and demonstrations of sheep shearing, goat milking, everyday chore...

  • Brunswick council elections take shape; little interest in School Board seats

    BRUNSWICK — With the Sept. 4 deadline to return nomination papers about a week away, at least one clash is shaping up for a Town Council seat. Two current councilors, Joanne King and Karen Klatt, are poised to battle for an at-large seat. King currently holds the position, but wi...

  • Philanthropist biker: Hundreds mourn John ‘Stoney’ Dionne

    BRUNSWICK — The scene outside St. John the Baptist Church on Pleasant Street Wednesday morning resembled a biker rally. Men and women in black leather and sunglasses lined the parking lot and church steps, the air ringing with the roar of motorcycles before the sound gave way to t...

  • Falmouth council adopts scaled-back forest management plan

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council Monday adopted a pilot forest management plan before deciding whether to expand the plan to all eight town forests. The council's decision to concentrate management for now on the 275-acre Hadlock Community Forest was a compromise from the original plan...

  • Changes on horizon as Falmouth schools approach new year

    FALMOUTH – The impact the H1N1 flu virus will have on school attendance and learning is a major unknown as teachers, staff, administrators and students gear up for a new school year. The school nurses attended a seminar on the virus up in Augusta last week, along with Doug Patey, ...