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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...

  • Scarborough council gives $450K back to schools, approves budget

    SCARBOROUGH — A determination to hold the line on municipal spending and debate with the School Board over its proposed spending led to the approval Wednesday of a fiscal 2010 budget that maintains this year's property tax rate of $12.15 per $1,000 of assessed value. The final fig...

  • School budget squeaks past Cape Elizabeth council, heads to voters

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council narrowly approved the School Board's $20 million budget proposal, allowing taxpayers to vote on the 1.1 percent spending increase. Combined with municipal and county figures, the property tax rate would increase 0.6 percent, or 11 cents per $1,000...

  • Falmouth student classified with probable case of swine flu

    FALMOUTH — A student who attends Lunt School has been classified as having a probable case of H1N1 flu, according to Emergency Management Director Howard Rice Jr. The illness has not been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The student last attended school on Friday, May 1, a...

  • Proposed Bath budget shows less than 2% increase

    BATH — City Manager Bill Giroux on Wednesday rolled out a preliminary city budget for fiscal 2010 of $15.3 million. That budget, which also includes sewer, general, capital and landfill fund expenditures, represents a nearly 16 percent decrease from fiscal 2009 spending. Taxes a... 2

  • Harpswell, Brunswick air border dispute for legislators

    AUGUSTA — After nearly a year of building their case to reverse a 1998 border resolution with Brunswick, proponents of Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly finally had the chance to present their argument to a legislative committee Wednesday. Nearly half of the Legislature's State ...

  • Bath high school students tackle racial prejudice in 'Mockingbird'

    BATH — Morse High School senior Mason Davenport said he faces his most challenging role ever in taking on the character of vehement racist Bob Ewell. He plays one of the most reprehensible characters in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," directed by drama and English...

  • Deere season

    Cassidy Dean, 4, of Cumberland, hitches a ride on a big bucket loader at Hall Implement in Windham recently as her father, Tom Dean, looks on. Cassidy was one of several children who took advantage of a special VIP day at Hall for members of the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network. (Contributed...

  • Brunswick starts clucking about chickens; board to consider allowing hens downtown

    BRUNSWICK – Backyard chickens could soon be coming to roost downtown, but the Town Council warned advocates not to count their fowl before a new ordinance is hatched. The council voted unanimously on Monday to begin reviewing an amendment that would allow some residents to keep up...