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  • Taking flight over South Portland light

    With the calendar winding down the final days before Labor Day and the traditional end of summer, a kite occupies the sky over Bug Light Park in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 24.

  • South Portland High School construction 'on target, on budget'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school renovation is nearing completion as students and teachers return to classrooms next week. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the high school project is "right on target" and on budget, with a projected completion date of Dec. 19.  ...

  • Preparing for a Portland-Falmouth bridge bash

    George Tuttle uses an acetylene torch to cut steel Monday, Aug. 11, on the old Martin's Point Bridge between Portland and Falmouth. A new bridge, which opened to Veranda Street-Route 1 traffic in June, will be celebrated with an event called the Martin's Point Bridge Bash on Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m...

  • SummerFest returns Friday in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The annual SummerFest returns to the high school sports complex on Friday, Aug. 15. The free festival begins at 4 p.m. with food, entertainment and family activities, including a magic show from 5-5:45 p.m., a dunk tank, pony rides, carnival games, raffles and info...

  • Come one, come all: In Yarmouth, former mime touts health benefits of circus arts for kids

    YARMOUTH — Mikeal Van Mierlo grasps two sticks, one in each hand, connected by a long string. In the middle, the 11-year-old balances an hourglass-shaped rubber “diabolo,” a pair of cups joined at the base by a narrow spool. He furiously pumps his hands, spinning the diabolo bac...

  • More planned for Portland circus college than what's under the big top

    YARMOUTH — Founders of a first-of-its-kind circus college in the United States say the school will be about more than just performing. Hillary Webb, vice president of institutional research for the Circus Conservatory of America, said the college planned for Thompson's Point in Portl...

  • UPDATE: Union leader says Bath Iron Works to lay off 53 workers, doubts shipyard’s ‘lack of work’ statement

    BATH — Bath Iron Works in the last two weeks handed layoff notices to 53 welders and shipfitters, more than half of whom were hired this year, according to a union official. “At the beginning of the year, they talked about hiring 600 and then 250 or 200 for the next few years a...

  • Portland workshop to examine traffic study

    PORTLAND — Information on the possible return of State and High streets to two-way traffic will be shared at a Sept. 8 workshop in the Merrill Auditorium rehearsal space at 18 Myrtle St. The 6 p.m. workshop will discuss an ongoing study by TY Lin International, and whether returning ...

  • Mayor's panel seeks feedback on minimum wage

    PORTLAND — An Aug. 20 meeting in Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library will seek public opinion on a creating a citywide minimum wage. The Minimum Wage Advisory Committee established in the spring by Mayor Michael Brennan is considering a $9.50-an-hour minimum wage starting...

  • Narrow Gauge Railroad offers free rides for veterans

    PORTLAND — Military veterans can ride free all day Aug. 19 on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, as the museum celebrates the centennial of the American declaration of neutrality during World War I. The museum and railroad at 58 Fore St. will also run a special 2 p.m. excursion train f...