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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • BIW announces 58 more layoffs; Navy secretary to visit

    BATH — Word Wednesday that the secretary of the Navy will visit Bath Iron Works next week came only days after the shipyard announced a second round of upcoming layoffs. BIW's June 5 announcement of 58 temporary layoffs followed word of 67 layoffs on June 1. The layoffs, effectiv...

  • Northbound I-295 lanes close Monday night for resurfacing

    TOPSHAM — The northbound lanes of Interstate 295 from Exit 31 in Topsham to Exit 49 in Gardiner will close at the end of the day Monday, June 15, for pavement rehabilitation work that Maine Department of Transportation officials expect to conclude by Aug. 23. Resurfacing has alre...

  • Bath, West Bath receive $1.7M for Wing Farm

    BATH — The communities of Bath and West Bath will receive a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to help fund expansion of the Wing Farm Business Park, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced Wednesday. Of this money, $300,000 will go towar...

  • Pownal voters show displeasure with RSU

    POWNAL — About 30 percent of Pownal residents voted Tuesday to repeal a previous decision to join Regional School Unit 5 with Freeport and Durham. In a citizen initiative that has no legal binding, 342 residents voted to repeal the Nov. 4, 2008, vote to create the RSU, and 64 resi...

  • South Portland approves school budget and bonds, but charter amendment fails

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved the school budget and two borrowing packages totalling $8.8 million.  But a proposal to change the City Charter to allow the city to participate in the Maine Municipal Bond Bank's Revolving Loan Program was unsuccessful because voter tu...

  • Portland's Class of 2009

    Deering High School seniors stand by row to make the walk to the podium at the Cumberland County Civic Center, where they received their diplomas on June 3. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Falmouth police, firefighters reach out to residents with special needs

    FALMOUTH — Anyone would be frightened during a house fire, but for children with autism or people with other disabilities, the situation can produce added terror when they are confronted by a strange police officer or firefighter. After attending an autism conference last winter, ...

  • Easy does it

    Dominic Reali of Amatos, left, leads a team of volunteers in carefully depositing a 60-foot-plus lobster roll on a table on Commercial Street during Sunday's effort to earn a Guinness Book world record. The record-breaking sandwich was eventually cut into pieces and sold to people at the Old Port Fe...