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  • SAD 51 approves flat school budget for May election

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board approved a flat school budget to go to public vote in May. The $28 million budget includes recently controversial cuts, such as eliminating dean of students positions at the middle and high schools, but addresses many citiz...

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • New summer hours for dogs on South Portland's Willard Beach take effect May 1

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Friday, May 1, the new summer restrictions for dogs on Willard Beach go into effect. Those restrictions have changed from previous summers when dogs were allowed to run off-leash between 6 a.m and 9 a.m. From May 1  to Sept. 30, off-leash access f...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Update: Freeport Police say boy found on I-295 played a prank

    FREEPORT — Police say a boy found walking along I-295 this morning was playing a prank. Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the boy's prank "tied up a lot of people's time and resources," but that the situation could have been worse. The boy has be...

  • New Scarborough Wal-Mart opens this week

    SCARBOROUGH —The new Wal-Mart store in Scarborough will open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 a.m., following a 7 a.m. grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration featuring local officials and music from a Scarborough elementary school chorus. The 208,000-square-foot ...

  • Out on a limb

    Seth Moody, a professional arborist from Caribou and Camden, climbs 42 feet straight up to ring a bell while competing in a tree-climbing competition in Library Park in Bath on April 18. Six professional arborists from around New England raced against each other in several different events. (Roger S...

  • Historic crossing

    Runners cross the Swinging Bridge from Brunswick to Topsham for the first time ever during the sixth annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 19. In previous years runners couldn't use the 116-year-old bridge, which was in desperate need of repair. Nick Scott of Boothbay Harbor won this year's ra...