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  • Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions

    PORTLAND — A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided city Planning Board members and the public a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. "We did the site walk to get a sense of scale of the site and what proposed heights would look like," property own...

  • Cape Elizabeth eases restrictions on students who fail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has changed its extracurricular activities eligibility criteria so students will endure less-severe punishments for academic failure. The policy on student use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other prohibited substances was also modified to spec...

  • Correction

    A story last week about the 48-Hour Film Festival should not have said Jeff Day was a member of the team that created the film "Mail Boat" in 2008. Day was involved with "A Briefcase of Love," made by members of the "Mail Boat" team in February 2009.

  • Coastal Studies for Girls hosts construction class in Freeport; students arrive in 6 months

    FREEPORT — The Coastal Studies for Girls school will gain a tool shed for its campus, and a handful of local women will gain carpentry experience through a class offered by

  • New leaders in place as Yarmouth schools reopen, respond to flu threat

    YARMOUTH — The school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, with a new superintendent, new principal, additional staff and an H1N1 influenza virus safety procedure for staff and students. New Superintendent Judy Paolucci said she is excited about the beginning of the school year and has been bu...

  • Yarmouth school, municipal boards explore collaboration

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council and School Committee met Aug. 20 to discuss ways to improve their collaborative efforts. The two boards agreed to work together to identify shared services and to save money. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the purpose of the meeting was ...

  • Film production studio opens in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Maine Studios, a new film production facility on Presumpscot Street, officially opened this week. Filmmakers and state leaders are hoping the studios will boost Maine's film industry. "This will bring under one roof some of Maine's most creative min... 1

  • Revitalized GrowSmart settles into Portland, receives grant

    PORTLAND — Nearly three months ago, GrowSmart Maine, the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," almost folded. Founder and Executive D...

  • Several Portland candidates to run uncontested in November

    PORTLAND — City elections in November could be a quiet affair, with several elections uncontested unless write-in candidates appear. Nomination papers were due at the city clerk's office Monday, Aug. 24, for candidates to be on the Nov. 3 ballot. Of the three City Coun...

  • Maine State Ballet holds open house, auditions

    FALMOUTH — The Maine State Ballet will hold an open house for students and their families from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at its studio on Route 1 in Falmouth. The dance company will also hold open auditions for "The Nutcracker" Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10 and 11: ...