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  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story, "Falmouth gets 3 options, $5M estimate for new library,"  should have said that between 2002 and 2012, lending of traditional books, audio books, e-books and other items by Falmouth Memorial Library has increased by about 40 percent, according to library figures.

  • The Forecaster and Bangor Daily News announce collaboration

    PORTLAND — Sun Media Group and the Bangor Daily News are proud to announce that The Forecaster and BDN are now working together to offer Maine the most comprehensive news, information, sports and entertainment coverage in the state. Beginning today, the news organizations have entered into ...

  • Forum on income rate reduction slated for April 6

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city's legislative delegation will host a community forum on Monday, April 6, to discuss tax reform legislation that will be considered in the coming weeks. The Taxation Committee is currently considering legislation that would reduce the top income rate by 2...

  • Falmouth teacher a semi-finalist for award

    FALMOUTH — A second-grade teacher at Lunt School has been named a semi-finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year. Kevin Grover is one of six teachers to be selected from the Maine Department of Education's initial 14 nominees. Grover and the other five candidates were selected by a r...

  • Boston Globe columnist to speak at USM graduation

    PORTLAND — Pulitze Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman will be the guest speaker at the University of Southern Maine's 129th Commencement on Sunday, May 16, at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Goodman, a longtime summer resident of Chebeague Island, is perhaps most well-know...

  • 2 Portland teachers semifinalists for Teacher of the Year

    PORTLAND — Thomas Fournier and Jayne Quinn Sawtelle were named semifinalists for the Maine Department of Education's Teacher of The Year Award. Fournier, an engineering technology teacher at Lincoln Middle School, helped create a sustainability lab and classroom in a geodesic dom...

  • Middle School to perform 'Alice in Wonderland'

    SCARBOROUGH — Don't be late for this very important date. Scarborough Middle School Theater Team will be performing Disney's "Alice in Wonderland Jr." this weekend, adapted from the story by Louis Carroll. Tickets are $3 for seniors and Scarborough students, ...

  • Historical Society hosts talk on imaging

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Historical Society will discuss ways to preserve digital photographs and videos on Wednesday, April 1, at the South Portland Public Library. Starting at 7 p.m., David Mishkin will present a 45-minute lecture and slideshow on "Modern Imaging Methods."...

  • South Portland participates in Passport Day

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city clerk's office is teaming up with the State Department on Saturday, March 28, to celebrate Passport Day. The office will help residents fill out passport applications from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road.  Starting June 1, U....

  • Yarmouth Rotary helps fight polio

    YARMOUTH — The Rotary Club of Yarmouth will hold a Bowl-a-Thon to raise money for PolioPlus charity and community projects at the Pinelands YMCA in New Gloucester. PoliPlus is supported by Rotary International, a group that travels the world administering the polio vaccine, and th...