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  • RSU 5 sets phase-out of Pownal Middle School; students to choose either Freeport or Durham

    FREEPORT — Starting next school year, two-thirds of Pownal's 36 middle school students will have to attend schools in Freeport or Durham. By 2011-2012, the entire Pownal middle school program will be phased out. The Regional School Unit 5 special education program may be ...

  • Falmouth councilor proposes relaxing development requirements

    FALMOUTH — Specifications for open space and buildable areas in new subdivisions may be relaxed if changes to the resource conservation zoning ordinance proposed last week by Councilor Fred Chase are accepted. The current version of the ordinance was adopted five years ago, just as t...

  • Updated: Center Street train station a front-runner among Portland North transit proposals

    PORTLAND — State transportation planners have narrowed the number of proposals that could establish commuter rail or rapid bus service from Portland to points north, including Brunswick and Bath. According to a Maine Department of Transportation spokeswoman, the front-runners of th...

  • Painting of 2nd South Portland oil tank set to begin

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It was shortly before midnight on Friday, April 30, when London-based artist Jaime Gili flew into Portland International Jetport. For the first time, Gili saw what thousands of oth...

  • May Day march in Portland for immigration reform

    Hundreds of people marched the length of Congress Street in Portland between Franklin Arterial and Union Station on Saturday, May 1, and rallied in Congress Square to support comprehensive immigration reform and oppose a new Arizona law that requires police officers to investigate anyone they have a...

  • Falmouth school expected to reopen Monday after small fire

    FALMOUTH — Plummer-Motz School was closed today after a small fire blamed on a malfunctioning heater did minimal damage early Friday morning. The Fire-EMS Department said an alarm sounded at the school at 2:10 a.m. and a police officer who responded found the fire burning on a table ...

  • Audubon seeks volunteers for marsh tours

    SCARBOROUGH — Maine Audubon Society's Scarborough Marsh Center is calling on nature lovers for help. The center needs volunteers May 1 through June 18 to lead nature walks through the marsh. The 3,100-acre estuary is the largest salt-water marsh in the state and is an important breed...

  • Indian arts at Bowdoin

    The Black Thunder singers, a mostly Lakoda Souix group, perform last weekend at the third annual Wabanaki Arts Festival at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.