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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • South Portland store says sex toys will stay, despite city's attempt at restrictions

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An attorney for Spencer Gifts on Wednesday said his client will not have to change its practices, despite tighter restrictions being proposed by the city on adult-themed businesses. The City Council on Tuesday night reviewed changes to its adult amusement store o...

  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...

  • School budget will not increase taxes in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An influx of federal stimulus money for education will result in no tax increase for the school budget, which will be sent to voters on Tuesday, June 9. Superintendent Suzanne Godin told a City Council workshop Tuesday at Memorial Middle School that the district e...

  • Generations collaborate to stock Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — What do a busload of middle schoolers and a retirement community have in common? Food, and a whole lot more. Walt Stephenson, an OceanView resident and former chairman of its Residents Council, recently challenged his Falmouth neighbors as well as residents ...

  • Defense secretary: Budget should keep Bath Iron Works busy

    BATH — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said there should be "plenty of money" in the federal budget to keep Bath Iron Works busy "for a considerable number of years into the future." Speaking at the shipyard on May 22, alongside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins,...

  • Brunswick council to ratify budget, hear comments on CDBG proposal

    BRUNSWICK — Adoption of the fiscal 2010 budget and a grant proposal for a utility upgrade on property formerly proposed for a business park are expected at the June 1 Town Council meeting. Next year's spending plan is proposed at $53.8 million and contains no property tax increas...

  • Farmers team with Scarborough Economic Development Corp. for fresh marketing approach

    SCARBOROUGH — For those who love to buy fresh and local, Scarborough is the place to be on Sunday mornings this summer. Every Sunday from June 21 through Sept. 13,  vendors will gather from 9 a.m. to noon in the lower parking lot behind Town Hall to sell everything from fresh veg...

  • RSU 1 budget goes to Bath meeting, June 9 vote

    BATH — Voters in Regional School Unit 1 will meet at Bath Middle School on Tuesday, June 2, for the first of a two-step process required to approve the school district's fiscal 2010 budget. Voters are being asked to arrive early to register for the Town Meeting-style gathering. D...