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Maine move toward developing 8-player football divisions  WGME

(BDN) -- A framework for adding two, eight-player divisions to Maine high school football beginning next fall inched closer to formality Tuesday. The Maine ...



Cumberland arts center, and its manager, prepare for launch  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — Almost four years to the day after she helped pitch an arts center to the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors, a beaming Jen ...



UMaine women cruise past New Hampshire in America East opener  Bangor Daily News

Tanesha Sutton is a favorite of the University of Maine women's basketball team, in great part because of her versatility. The 5-foot-10-inch redshirt senior ...



Former Dexter coach Wilson among 2019 Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees  observer-me.com

PORTLAND — Broadcaster Steve Martin and longtime football coaches Tim Wilson and Tom Austin are among 12 impactful people who have been selected for ...



Greely High School principal resigns after long career at school  Press Herald

CUMBERLAND — Dan McKeone will end nearly 20 years at Greely High School on June 30. The Cumberland resident has been principal since 2010, including ...



SAD 51 goes back to school with arts center on horizon  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The most anticipated event in School Administrative District 51's upcoming 2018-19 year is, perhaps, the planned January 2019 opening of ...



SAD 51 to restore face of Greely Institute in Cumberland  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 is giving the former Greely Institute a facelift for its 150th birthday. The 1868 building, whose cupola is part of ...



Greely High School principal prepares to move on  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — Dan McKeone will end nearly 20 years at Greely High School on June 30. The Cumberland resident has been principal since 2010, including ...



Maine has 67 police officers in 93 schools  NewsCenterMaine.com

CUMBERLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- There is a spotlight on school resource officers in the wake of school shootings across the country. School resource ...



Late free throw lifts Greely boys past Hampden for A boys basketball title  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Senior guard Shane DeWolfe's free throw with 5.5 seconds left lifted Greely of Cumberland Center to a 47-46 victory over Hampden ...



Maine Places to Love: Cumberland  Press Herald

Incorporated in 1821, Cumberland was named by Ephraim Sturdivant, a prominent sea captain and the town's first treasurer. There are three major areas: ...



January open house planned for SAD 51 arts center in Cumberland  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The Greely Center for the Arts is on target to be largely finished during the second week in December, with an open house celebration ...



SAD 51 board, Cumberland council spar over proposed school budget  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors on Monday strongly defended its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget against calls from ...



Cumberland council stands by call for reduced school budget  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — After hearing a mix of opposition and support Monday for a draft resolution urging cuts to the proposed school budget, the Town Council ...



Maine's public high schools ranked fifth-best in US  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

(USA TODAY) — Hats off to teachers in the Canyon State: Arizona high schools ran away with the U.S. News & World Report's Best high School Rankings for ...



Former Miss Maine Teen USA charged with domestic assault after calling 911  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Krista Wakefield Glover was Miss Maine Teen USA and a star basketball player at Greely High School in Cumberland County in the late 90s.



Greely boys lacrosse makes team history  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

CUMBERLAND — Last season, the Greely High School boys lacrosse team missed the Class B South playoffs by percentage points. Rather than do the Heal ...



National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Dozens of Maine students have been named semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, ...



Cumberland planners OK school performing arts center  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — Construction of a new performing arts center at Greely High School could begin in August. The Planning Board unanimously approved an ...



Groundbreaking Cumberland school resource officer moving on  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — A reflective smile crossed John Dalbec's face June 1 as the police officer thumbed through a handful of relics from “back in the day” ...



Three Maine high schools among top 500 in U.S.  Press Herald

Yarmouth, Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth high schools cracked the top 500 high schools nationwide in the latest annual U.S. News & World Report rankings ...



Maine high school students to join national walkout for gun control  Press Herald

Christie Gillies says she's waited long enough for adults to do something about the carnage and fear wreaked by school shootings. For her and many other ...



St. George is latest town to go solar on municipal buildings  Mainebiz

The town of St. George has flipped the switch on its new solar array, which is expected to supply 90% of power to municipal buildings.



Boys' basketball: Shane DeWolfe has made his own impact on Greely basketball  Press Herald

Shane DeWolfe knows he'll probably hear a familiar taunt at least once in the Class A boys' basketball championship game Thursday night. At some point after ...



Cumberland-North Yarmouth school board chooses arts center builder  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a contract with Ledgewood Construction to build ...



Greely High School, Cumberland  Press Herald

Greely High School in Cumberland held its graduation ceremony on June 7 at the high school gym. The following students earned the top 10 spots in the class ...



Martin, Wilson, Austin among 2019 Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees  Bangor Daily News

Broadcaster Steve Martin and longtime football coaches Tim Wilson and Tom Austin are among 12 impactful people who have been selected for induction in the ...



Back to school: Cumberland-North Yarmouth to break ground for arts center  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 goes back to school with plans to begin construction of a performing arts center, scheduled to open in ...



Male passes Greely football team past Brewer — Football — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

BREWER, Maine — Greely High School junior quarterback Nick Male had to overcome some adversity on Friday night in the Rangers' Class B crossover game ...



SAD 51 center named to embrace 'all the arts'  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 performing arts center now has an official name, unanimously approved by the School Board Dec. 4.



Cumberland-North Yarmouth school board approves pre-kindergarten  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted 6-2 Monday to launch a pre-kindergarten program. The panel also approved ...



Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools break ground for arts center  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — As shovels were about to plunge into gravel, marking the start of construction of a performing arts center for School Administrative District 51, ...



Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced 2018 winners of Academic Achievement Award  Bangor Daily News

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced the 2018 winners of the Academic Achievement Award. This year, 121 high schools throughout the ...



Softball: Wells opens with a victory  Press Herald

CUMBERLAND — Even with one of the state's best pitchers returning – senior left-hander Anya Chase – Coach Kevin Fox wasn't sure what to expect from his ...



Boys' basketball: Ten teams to watch  Press Herald

1. Scarborough: As Gorham Coach Mark Karter put it, “Scarborough has the best player in the league (6-foot-7 Nick Fiorillo) and that's a good place to start.



New security system at Greely High School ignites debate  Bangor Daily News

CUMBERLAND, Maine — After a lengthy and often heated discussion Monday about a new security system purchased for School Administrative District 51, the ...



Greely girls basketball players reprimanded for Nazi salute photograph  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Players for the Greely High School girls basketball team have been disciplined after an anti-Semitic photograph was found on Facebook.



Golf: 2018 Maine Sunday Telegram All-State team  Press Herald

Cole Anderson, Camden Hills senior: Anderson finished one stroke shy of becoming the first Class A player to win four state titles, shooting a 2-under 70 to finish ...



Cumberland man sues school district over fence removal  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — A Main Street property owner is suing School Administrative District 51 and the town for removing a fence between his property and Greely ...



Cumberland parents warned about risks of youth 'vaping'  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — In 1973, Brownsville Station glorified a popular trend among youth with its hit song “Smokin' in the Boys Room.” Forty-five years later, thanks ...



Biddeford administrator chosen as next superintendent for North Yarmouth-Cumberland school district  Bangor Daily News

CUMBERLAND, Maine — In a seven-minute meeting Monday, the School Administrative District 51 board of directors unanimously approved hiring Jeff Porter of ...



Cumberland teen receives disabilities awareness award  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — Charlie Saffian has shown that although he has Down syndrome, he is ultimately no different from his other classmates at Greely High School ...



Hitler salute photo uncovers 'disturbing' culture among Greely High School athletes  Bangor Daily News

CUMBERLAND, Maine — Maybe the photo was staged and posted on the Internet without any thought. But its effect has been thought-provoking.



161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars | US Department of Education  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...



Moss, McDevitt top 62nd BDN All-Maine Schoolboy Basketball Team  Bangor Daily News

An age-old basketball argument asks whether it's best to start a team with a top big man or a stellar point guard. The 62nd annual Bangor Daily News All-Maine ...



'He was in a league of his own': Cumberland, North Yarmouth mourn young firefighter  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — A young firefighter known for his virtue, kindness and courage was mourned Tuesday by about 500 people who packed the Cumberland ...



Maine school officials alarmed about rising popularity of vaping  Press Herald

Vaping is a growing substance abuse concern at high schools around the nation, and students in Maine are more likely to have tried an e-cigarette or vaporizer ...



Memorial Day events in southern Maine  Press Herald

HERE ARE SOME of the Memorial Day events scheduled this weekend in southern Maine. All events take place Monday unless otherwise noted.



Coaches' warning among high school basketball rules changes  Bangor Daily News

High school basketball coaches may be subject to an official warning for misconduct during games beginning next season, according to one of several rule ...



Bangor's Paige Brown, Greely's Matthew Pisini named U.S. Presidential Scholars  Bangor Daily News

Maine students Paige E. Brown of Bangor High School and Matthew A. Pisini of Greely High School in Cumberland were among the 160 high school seniors ...



Shapiro leaves Hampden Academy, takes Greely AD post  Bangor Daily News

David Shapiro has been hired as the new athletic administrator at Greely High School in Cumberland, ending a seven-year stint as athletic director and assistant ...



40th BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Two freshmen have earned spots on the 40th annual Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team for the first time since the 2010-2011 season.



Concussions sideline Greely soccer player  Press Herald

CUMBERLAND — Sam Porter had plans to play soccer in college, maybe at the Division I level. His talent had attracted the attention of college coaches and ...



Greely tops Messalonskee to win Class B hockey state crown  Bangor Daily News

Greely High School's Ben Hackett (left) puts the puck in the net past Messalonskee High School's goalie Nathan DelGiudice. Hackett scored the team's second ...



Parker's runner-up finish heads Maine sailors at J/24 World Championship  Bangor Daily News

PORT CREDIT, Ontario — Four Maine J/24 Sailing Teams and one skipper originally from Maine recently participated in the J/24 World Championship near ...



Greely girls outlast Waterville, Cape Elizabeth boys sweep Camden Hills in Class B tennis state finals  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Anna Collins' experience at Saturday evening's Class B tennis state championship meet mirrored those of most of her Greely High School ...



Graduates to watch in Maine's class of 2017  Press Herald

It hasn't been easy. They have toiled and excelled in the classroom. Struggled and triumphed on the playing field. Grappled with self-doubt and cultural ...



Houlton's Bouchard, Greely's Storey earn Mr., Miss Basketball honors  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Kyle Bouchard played basketball with a secret throughout his senior season at Houlton High School — a torn ligament between two fingers ...



A place of their own: Falmouth, Cumberland hockey teams seek funds for girls' locker room  The Forecaster

FALMOUTH — When Family Ice Center on Hat Trick Drive opened in 1999, the sports world was different: girls' ice hockey didn't exist as a varsity sport.



Greely's Twitchell no-hits Camden Hills for 'B' baseball state title  Bangor Daily News

STANDISH, Maine — The Greely Rangers probably couldn't have scripted Saturday to go any better. Sophomore Ryan Twitchell fashioned a no-hitter and was ...



Olympic gold medal swimmer among 2017 Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, MAINE — Longtime ice hockey coach Norm Gagne, Olympic swimmer Ian Crocker and Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown are among 12 sports ...



Seventh-inning run lifts Greely past Caribou for Class B baseball state title  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Reid Howland was merely looking to hit a fly ball as he stepped to the plate in the top of the seventh inning Saturday. What came off his bat ...



Former standout Seaver is new Greely boys' basketball coach  Bangor Daily News

CUMBERLAND, Maine — When Ken Marks stepped down last month as the Greely boys' basketball coach after 25 seasons, 346 victories and three Class B ...



Cumberland firefighter leads 13th annual toy drive  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — People like Kevin Foster make the Christmas spirit infectious. Foster was a sophomore at Greely High School in 2003 when he started the ...



Susan K. Black, 80  The Bridgton News

SWEDEN — Susan K. Black, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018, with her family at her side after an unexpected medical event. If you met Sue ...



Another exciting Beach to Beacon on tap  The Forecaster

Another strong field will be on hand for the 21st Beach to Beacon 10K, to be contested Saturday in Cape Elizabeth. Former Greely High School standout Ben ...



Greely star wins state's Gatorade girls cross country honor  Bangor Daily News

Katherine Leggat-Barr of Greely High School in Cumberland has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Maine Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, becoming ...



Boys' basketball notebook: Westbrook, Wells riding high  Press Herald

Dan LeGage has plenty of reasons to like the way things are trending for his Westbrook High boys' basketball team. After a sluggish 4-4 start that included a ...



Greely High graduate killed while walking cross-country for environmental cause  Press Herald

A former Greely High School student and standout athlete was killed Saturday in Florida while walking barefoot across the country to raise awareness about ...



This Maine teen lost two friends this school year. Here's how she's putting her grief to work  Bangor Daily News

Julia Hansen, 16, has lost two close friends to suicide since the start of her sophomore year just nine months ago. As a teenager battling depression in her own ...



Cumberland-North Yarmouth arts center nears November ballot  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors is expected to vote Monday, Oct. 3, on whether to place construction of a performing ...



Washburn boys basketball coach stepping down after 9 years  Bangor Daily News

WASHBURN, Maine — Randy Norsworthy, who guided the Washburn boys basketball team to eight consecutive Class D tournament appearances, is stepping ...



Cumberland rec director named to Maine Golf Hall of Fame  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — Brian Bickford, the town's recreation director since 2010, said he was “overwhelmed” to learn he is one of three people elected to the Maine ...



Maine sign language performers a hit at Fenway Park  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — As “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung at Fenway Park on April 12, several local youths were shown larger-than-life on the giant video ...



Yarmouth, Vermont students' robot secures them spot in world championship  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — It wasn't reminiscent of a Transformers movie, but the competition was no less exciting for participants or the 150 spectators watching ...



11 join Maine Sports Hall of Fame  WGME

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine Sports Hall of Fame enshrined 11 mew members Sunday afternoon at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.The honorees include: ...



Cumberland-North Yarmouth board OKs school arts center ballot language  The Forecaster

CUMBERLAND — A referendum question spending up to $9.5 million to build a performing arts center is a step closer to the November ballot. The School ...



International Program Catches On in US Schools  New York Times

The International Baccalaureate, an alternative to the Advanced Placement program, is offered in 700 schools.



Cumberland school board approves payment for hastily installed security system  Bangor Daily News

CUMBERLAND, Maine — After deadlocking earlier this month on paying for school security equipment that had already been installed, the School ...



Camden Hills hockey team off to 7-0-1 start, eyes return to final  Bangor Daily News

The Camden Hills Windjammers played in their first Western Maine Class B hockey final a year ago in just their seventh year of existence, but Greely High ...



3 Casco Bay youth hockey teams headed to nationals  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Most of the Casco Bay Hockey Association bantam team that won the national championship last year is headed back to the nationals at ...



Cumberland firefighter Brandon J. Thibeau, known for his grit, dies at 22  Press Herald

As a boy, Brandon J. Thibeau was so determined to be helpful, his grandmother had to cut her broom's handle in half. That way, he could still pitch in sweeping ...



High School fall sports 2015 - Press Herald  Press Herald

OCT. 23: Tyler Spence of Falmouth attempts to keep the ball from Cassidy Cochrane of Thornton Academy. Thornton earned a berth against Gorham in the ...



12 people to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame this weekend  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Twelve people who have made outstanding contributions to sports in Maine, whether it be during competition or outside of the athletic ...



Biddeford, Saco, Dayton to push back start times for middle, high school students  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — Citing a desire to give students a better chance to learn, the school boards of Biddeford, Saco and Dayton agreed Wednesday to push back start ...



Turf wars: Cancer debate accompanies Portland-area artificial fields  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Walking by the shuttered stands of Fitzpatrick Stadium, where final touches are now being made on a new artificial turf field, you might ...



Maine Basketball Hall of Fame to induct 23 — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

23 prestigious players, coaches and officials were announced as the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame's third induction class.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...



Falmouth ice cream stand a mother-daughter enterprise  Bangor Daily News

FALMOUTH, Maine — These hot summer days just got little bit cooler, thanks to a mother-daughter business dishing out Maine-made ice cream. Mainely Ice ...



MDI girls win third straight state cross country crown; Orono, Bonny Eagle girls also champs  Bangor Daily News

CUMBERLAND, Maine — Mount Desert Island High School is quite familiar with that state championship feeling in girls cross country — the Trojans' victory ...



Portland Pier right of way to be shortened  The Forecaster

PORTLAND — A portion of a deeded right of way on Portland Pier may soon be eliminated. While councilors have yet to vote on discontinuing a right of way ...



Out & About: 'Comedy of Tenors,' ukulele orchestra are top picks  The Forecaster

The world has waited 30 years for the sequel to one of the funniest comedies ever staged, and now it's here. And in my opinion, it's the hottest ticket in town.



Staged crime scene among draws to Maine Science Festival  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Hawa Hassan leaned over the yellow crime scene tape and peered at the body on the floor. It was a male with a bullet hole in one side of ...



Gorham assistant principal charged with driving drunk  Press Herald

An assistant principal at Gorham High School is facing a drunken driving charge. Kimberly Slipp, 61, of Gorham was arrested June 22 in Sebago and charged ...



Smartphones and kids ... a good mix? | Lewiston  Lewiston Sun Journal

With more teens feeling hopeless and suicidal, Maine schools, kids and parents struggle to deal with a technology that's changed a generation. As principal of ...



Paul, Damon, Gaw among Maine Baseball Hall of Fame honorees  Bangor Daily News

Longtime coaches Dennis Damon of Trenton, Dave Paul of Veazie and Dave Gaw of Guilford are among 11 people who have been selected for induction into ...



Waynflete tragedy: 'Suicide should never, ever be an option'  The Forecaster

PORTLAND — The unexpected suicide of a student earlier this month rocked the Waynflete School community, and was the private school's second this ...



Later school start times yield teachable moments  Press Herald

Angel Brecht and Vanessa Benwell, both juniors at Biddeford High School, were getting their morning jolt at Dunkin' Donuts last week, but they said they don't ...



Graduates to watch in the class of 2016  Press Herald

Thousands of young Mainers are making one of life's great transitions this month at high school graduations across the state. Beneath each cap and gown is a ...



Man receives unexpected honor during Maine Baseball Hall of Fame induction  Bangor Daily News

At age 89, Sylvanus “Junior” Tracy has enjoyed several happy milestones. “I've married two lovely women, had a field named after me, got my stripe [in the U.S. ...



Meet Maine's 2014 Graduates to Watch  Press Herald

Thousands of young Mainers are making one of life's great transitions at high school graduations across the state this month. And beneath each cap and gown is ...



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