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  • Freeport council rejects panel to guide Active Living Plan

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday decided not to establish an Active Living Advisory Committee. Councilors amended a motion that would have created a committee to carry out the work of a task force that created the Freeport Active Living Plan. They voted 6-1, with Councilor...

  • Yarmouth candidates debate local, state issues

    YARMOUTH — Candidates for Town Council and House District 47 discussed a wide range of topics in a candidates forum hosted Monday by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in the Log Cabin and questions were asked by Carolyn Schuster, the executive director of the Chamb...

  • Portland school task force eyes middle school changes

    PORTLAND — A group charged with laying the foundation for a strategic plan for the city's aging school facilities has given guidance to its consultants, who will prepare their report over the next month.  One change being contemplated is reducing the number of middle schools from...

  • Living the life of a 'mazek'

    New autobiography recounts life of Rabbi Harry Z. Sky FALMOUTH — Sitting in his comfortable apartment at the Oceanview Retirement Community in Falmouth, Rabbi Harry Z. Sky is surrounded by a lifetime's collection of artwork that includes Native American Inuit sculpture,...

  • Yarmouth School Committee sets budget hike at 1.85 percent

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee unanimously approved a fiscal 2010 budget of $19.4 million, 1.85 percent larger than this year, and will present it to the Town Council on April 2. The council will hold a series of public hearings on the town and school budget starting Thursday, Ap...

  • Yarmouth students celebrate a year of green activism

    YARMOUTH — On a gray and misty Friday morning, students at Harrison Middle school donned green clothing and sandwich board signs to promote Green Streets Day, a day to travel by biking, walking, carpooling or taking public transportation. Last Friday marked the first anniversary o...

  • Chopping along

    A Coast Guard cutter breaks ice on the Kennebec River below The Chops in Woolwich on Monday. The operation is intended to minimize flooding as the river rises because of spring snowmelt. (Jessica Mague photo)

  • Fore?

    Dan Robinson uses a snow blower to clear the third green at South Portland Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon. Tucked below a small hill along Westbrook Street, he said the green and the slope above it are usually one of the last holes to hold the winter's snow. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • RSU 1 voters approve Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Voters across the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 rallied overwhelmingly Wednesday behind the proposal to build a new Woolwich Central School.

  • Maple Sunday mist

    Janck Underwood, left, Andrea Connor, Diane Goddard, and Hillary Conner view the maple evaporator at Pleasant Valley Farms is Cumberland last Sunday, when the farm opened its doors to the public for Maine Maple Sunday. (Matthew DeLorme photo)