PORTLAND

Baxter robotics team wins district competition

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science’s robotics team, the Outliers, placed first in its inaugural competition at the North Shore District Competition in Reading, Massachusetts.

The Outliers ranked 14th overall in New England. The team also was awarded the judges’ Rookie Inspiration Award.

For more details, call Jonathan Amory at 838-1614 or email jon.amory@baxter-academy.org.

SANFORD

Waban Telethon will raise funds for children Saturday

The 44th annual Waban Telethon will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Ignatius Gymnasium on Riverside Avenue.

Television coverage will be produced by Metrocast Cablevision (Channel 12) in conjunction with Time Warner Cablevision (Maine Channel 9 and N.H. channels 21 and 22).

Funds raised by individuals, businesses and organizations through this event go to developmental therapy, specialized equipment, therapeutic recreation and more for children who attend Waban’s Fraser-Ford Child Development Center or who receive services from the Children’s Case Management Program.

Donations of items, goods and services that can be given away for pledges are still being accepted. Please contact Waban at 324-7955 or go to www.waban.org.