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  • Portland's homeless student population declines for 2nd year in a row

    PORTLAND — The number of homeless students in the state's largest school district is down 29 percent this year, according to the Maine Department of Education. But according to Sharon Pray, director of student support services for the Portland Public Schools, those numbers are "outsi...

  • Falmouth expects early, on-budget end of Route 1 makeover

    FALMOUTH — The overhaul of U.S. Route 1 is entering its final phase and town officials say work will likely conclude ahead of schedule and under budget. Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said work resumed incrementally about three weeks ago after a short winter break, when utility c...

  • Leaving an impression at the library

    A tree in all its colorful fall splendor welcomes visitors to Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick last weekend.

  • Fireworks ban in Topsham up to voters on Election Day

    TOPSHAM — The town ban on sale and use of consumer fireworks faces a Nov. 6 challenge at the polls. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 20 to send the question to next month's referendum. Selectman Davi...

  • Harpswell referendum would change hiring of town treasurer

  • SAD 75 school health coordinator nets national honor

    TOPSHAM — The skills of Mary Booth, school health coordinator in School Administrative District 75 for the past 12 years, have been recognized at the national level. The American School Health Association named Booth the 2012 School Health Coordinator of the Year. The organization wa...

  • Bath lauds forestry advocate as year's top citizen

    BATH — A longtime resident who helped start the city's Forestry Committee 20 years ago and spent time working with students with multiple challenges was named Citizen of the Year on Oct. 6. Geraldine "Gerry" Coombs said Wednesday that she had not expected the honor, noting that there...

  • Brunswick Downtown Association hires new executive director

    BRUNSWICK — Following a three-month search, the Brunswick Downtown Association has hired Debora King as executive director. King started last week. "We found that she had all of the qualifications that we were looking for," said Dee Perry, BDA chairwoman. It also helped, Perry...

  • Topsham website to host donation link

    TOPSHAM — A link on the town website will allow online donations to those in need of heating or other assistance. People can use their credit card to donate to either the Topsham Heating Assistance Program, or a separate fund which Linda Dumont, the town's general assistance coordina...

  • Yarmouth restaurant bets on local, aims for affordable

    YARMOUTH — A new restaurant on Main Street hopes its commitment to regional farms and producers will have a lasting impact on the local food scene. Gather, which opened in mid-September, is an 80-seat restaurant at the Route 1 Main Street exit. It has a focus on locally farmed food a...