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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • No cause found for school illness in Portland

    PORTLAND — Laboratory tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were unable to link a stomach illness that recently sickened 22 Reiche Elementary School students to the school lunch the children ate that day. Test results did not provide a reason why

  • Portland's Press Hotel pushing to meet completion deadline

    PORTLAND — In a building where deadlines were once the norm, developer Jim Brady on March 27 said workers are hustling to finish the new Press Hotel at 390 Congress St. "We are working seven days a week," he said as he led a tour of the 110-room, seven-story hotel that was once home ...

  • Catholic Charities to treat federal prisoners in Portland

    PORTLAND — Substance abuse and mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Maine expect new challenges as the nonprofit group begins counseling federal prisoners this week, but are eager to begin serving the new patients. "These are the people we work with, we have come to a di...

  • Pro bowling rolls into Portland

    Professional bowler Chris Barnes lets one roll Sunday at Bayside Bowl in Portland during a two-day team event of 40 professional bowlers competing for a $250,000 prize purse from...

  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Perspective tempers South Portland debate over Pledge of Allegiance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The faculty leadership team at South Portland High School was expected to make a decision by the end of this week on a student-led proposal to alter how the Pledge of Allegiance is recited each morning. Senior Class President Lily SanGiovanni, Vice President Mor...

  • Cape Elizabeth teen hopes to ride lemonade to the top

    CAPE ELIZABETH — While most 15-year-olds get summer jobs at grocery stores or pizza places, Nat Jordan has decided to do something a little more entrepreneurial. The Cape Elizabeth High School sophomore is starting his own business, LemonCycle, and plans to launch it this summer in P...