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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.  ...

  • Freeport council casts doubt on commuter bus plan

    FREEPORT — Start-up of a proposed METRO commuter bus route to Portland faces an uphill climb after the Town Council on Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to support the service. With two councilors absent, at least two already opposed to the project, and others desiring mor...

  • Turning pages in Portland with Barbara Bush

    Former first lady Barbara Bush concludes a reading of "Bear Says Thanks" to about a dozen patients Monday during a visit with her Maltese poodle Mini Me to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. At left are Dustin Kimball, Olivia Blachet and 1-month-old Cha...

  • Bowdoin College statues get rejuvenation treatment

    BRUNSWICK — Two life-size bronze statues at Bowdoin College, each over 100 years old, are undergoing on-site conservation. The statues, depicting the Greek playwright Sophocles and the Greek orator Demosthenes, are original to the 120-year-old Walker Art Building, home...

  • Maine Audubon hires new executive director

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon Society on Tuesday announced the appointment a new executive director, Charles F. Gauvin. Gauvin is a former president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, a river and fish conservation organization. At Trout Unlimited, according to an ...

  • Yarmouth rededicates Condon butterfly garden

    A light rain didn't deter people from gathering for the rededication of the Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden in Yarmouth on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Yarmouth. The garden, behind Yarmouth Town Hall, has nectar-rich plants and shrubs to attract and feed butterflies. It was created in memory of Eli...

  • Portland City Council gives mandate to Congress Square study group

    PORTLAND — The future of Congress Square will not be on the Nov. 4 ballot, but an expanded committee is now expected to provide its assessment of the property two weeks after the election. In two brief sessions Monday that will be the only City Council meetings this month, councilors...

  • Bath library offers college applicants pizza, pity

    BATH — Patten Free Library will host its second annual "Pizza Pity Party" from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. But the point of the gathering is not just to down cheese-laden slices, but for this fall's high school seniors to learn about the college application process. "We had a g...

  • Portland panel ponders 2-way traffic on State, High streets

    PORTLAND — From his frame shop at the corner of State and Pine streets, owner Tim Hussey gets a daily view of traffic passing through Longfellow Square. "I see one rear-ender a week," Hussey said Aug. 1 as he considered the effects of returning State Street to two-way traffic.