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  • South Portland school budget faces pressure

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Based on preliminary budget estimates, the School Department is looking at the largest tax bite in eight years. In a joint meeting Wednesday night that some participants saw as premature, city councilors and School Board members were left to loosely conjecture a...

  • South Portland urged to keep focus on urban-impaired streams

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of the Water Resource Protection Department and the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District on Tuesday advised the Planning Board on how to best deal with storm-water runoff in five urban-impaired streams across the city. The federal Clean...

  • Cape Elizabeth High School juniors may get 'a little more freedom'

    CAPE ELIZABETH — While updated graduation requirements won't go into effect until 2021, there could be a policy change affecting junior class privileges as soon as this spring.  The School Board policy committee met Jan. 13 to discuss graduation requirements and the state p...

  • Brunswick School Board to reconsider decision to move 5th grade to junior high school

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board intends to review its decision to move fifth-grade students to Brunswick Junior High School and could consider other options to ease overcrowding at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The decision followed a well-attended meeting Wednesday, where do...

  • South Portland moves closer to Knightville traffic study

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Frustrated residents were placated Monday when the City Council agreed that a comprehensive traffic study is the best route toward resolving traffic and parking issues in Knightville. Discord began two years ago, when angled parking and one-way northbound traffi...

  • Brunswick historic building restoration needs study funding

    BRUNSWICK — Months after receiving partial funding to look into the viability of restoring a historic Maine Street building, the team involved is still searching for money to get the project started.  The Lemont Block, also called the Lemont/Wyler building, a stately brick ...

  • Brunswick school bullying lawsuit on hold during settlement talks

    BRUNSWICK — A lawsuit threatened against the School Department for allegedly allowing a student to be bullied is being delayed to give the parties a chance to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. On Jan. 12, attorneys representing the town, Maine Human Rights Commission and a former...

  • Next phase in Brunswick Landing project gets initial OK

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a sketch plan for the next phase of a significant development near the main entrance of Brunswick Landing.  The project, proposed by Topsham-based Priority Real Estate Group, includes three new two-story buildin...