South Portland unveils updated high school


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- After ten years of planning and 33 months of construction, the renovation of South Portland High School is complete.

A new addition was built onto the high school last year, and this year, 200 thousand square feet in the old building received updates.

"There were a number of issues we needed to correct," said Superintendent Suzanne Godin, "from handicap access, to air quality issues, and educational planning issues. Being able to put all three of those into a brand new building makes it a wonderful opportunity for South Portland."

The $47.3 million project was approved by voters in 2010. The building needed structural improvements, new heating and security systems, and updated technology, among other enhancements.

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Shopper loses engagement ring at Old Navy



SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A holiday shopper left the Old Navy store in South Portland last Thursday wondering if she would ever see her engagement ring again.

The woman lost her ring in the Old Navy dressing room last week and store staffers helped her look for it, but no one could find it.

The woman left her name and phone number with a store manager in hope that they would come across it, but with the chaotic holiday shopping season, the contact information was lost.

A cleaning person discovered the ring the next day, but they had no way to find her. Store manager Allison Turk said they used social media to get the message out that the ring had been found. A friend of the ring owner saw one of the posts and notified her.

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Maine lagging behind in solar energy


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- According to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, solar panels surged in popularity in the state and across the county in 2014, but Maine is still lagging due to lack of solar energy policy.