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  • South Portland graduate clears life's hurdles to stay on the (academic) track

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Brandon Emerson is accustomed to clearing hurdles – on the track and in life. Next year, Emerson will be a member of the track team when attends the University of Southern Maine. But first he must walk down the aisle Sunday, June 7, with nearly 200 South Portla...

  • SAD 75 meeting sends $36M budget, with computers, to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 supported a $36.25 million fiscal 2010 budget at the district budget meeting May 30, paving the way for a budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 9. While voters passed nearly every component of the budget with little to...

  • The business and beauty of books: Cape Elizabeth couple thrive with Pine Tree Books

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If books are treasures, as Peggy and Ogden Williams say, their home just off Shore Road is a gold mine. Centuries-old books on medicine, history, travel and religion overflow shelves in the living room, office and a built-in shelf at the top of the stairs. Walkin...

  • Tools of a trying trade: Bath firefighters learn essential skills under pressure

    BATH — Area firefighters had the opportunity on a recent Saturday morning to suit up in about 50 pounds of gear, grab hoses and head into a burning building – with more than the usual amount of confidence.

  • Heart-health ride

    The eighth annual Women's Ride for Health was held in Freeport on May 31, with five-, 10- or 25-mile rides for participants. More than 300 riders took part in the event, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Big turnout needed to change South Portland charter, get stimulus money

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on Tuesday, June 9, will be asked to change the City Charter and borrow up to $3 million to replace a pump station near Long Creek. Both initiatives are being driven by city leaders trying to position the city to receive federal stimulus money being fun...

  • Once lost, Brunswick student finds her way to graduation

    BRUNSWICK — Part way through her junior year in high school, Nicole LaChance found herself mired in a place from which some kids never escape. LaChance was fed up with school, the drama, the snickering every time she raised her hand to ask a question.  Worse, LaChanc...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 67 workers by June 15

    BATH — Bath Iron Works President Jeff Geiger announced Monday that the shipyard would implement a series of temporary layoffs in multiple trades through the summer and fall due to a workload gap. Geiger said he cannot accurately predict the exact size and duration of the layoffs....