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  • Budget passes 1st test at Bath council

    BATH — The City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to a $14.2 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. Final passage is expected on Wednesday, June 24. While next year's budget is smaller than the current $18.2 million budget, Finance Director/Tax Collector Juli...

  • RSU 1's second budget gets green light from voters

    BATH — Voters from Regional School Unit 1's five communities approved a $25 million fiscal 2010 budget by 424-141 at referendum on Tuesday. The votes per community went as follows: Bath, 124-22; Arrowsic, 38-4; Phippsburg, 122-50; West Bath, 66-44; and Woolwich, 74-21. "I...

  • Voters in Bath, West Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsburg, Woolwich back RSU 1 budget

    BATH — Voters in the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 ratified a $25 million fiscal 2010 budget 424-141 in a referendum on Tuesday. Bath backed the budget 124-22; Arrowsic, 38-4; Phippsburg, 122-50; West Bath, 66-44, and Woolwich, 74-21. "I just think...

  • Tools of a trying trade: Bath firefighters learn essential skills under pressure

    BATH — Area firefighters had the opportunity on a recent Saturday morning to suit up in about 50 pounds of gear, grab hoses and head into a burning building – with more than the usual amount of confidence.

  • City gathers input on Bath Skatepark's fate

    BATH — City officials are gathering input from residents about whether they favor renovation or relocation of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. At the first of those meetings, held May 21 at the skatepark, Bath Parks and Recreation Director Steve Balboni presented the au...

  • Brunswick, Bath, Topsham, Harpswell prepare Memorial Day events

    BRUNSWICK — The communities of Topsham, Brunswick, Harpswell and Bath have a full morning of events planned for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Topsham and Brunswick's joint parade will begin assembling at the Topsham Municipal Building on Main Street at 8 a.m. The parade will begin...

  • Bath to use EPA funds for petroleum contamination assessments

    BATH — The city will use a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to assess petroleum contamination. "We have some sites that we've identified as potential sites," said Al Smith, Bath's community development director, adding that owners of those sites would...

  • Safe at home

    An osprey that nests on top of the center field lights at Morse High School took a lap around the ball fields and returned home to roost under clear skies last week. (Roger S. Duncan photo)

  • Next phase of Bath business park should be ‘shovel ready’ by fall

    BATH — The second phase of one of the city's prime job-creation engines should be "shovel ready" with lots to sell by this fall, officials said last week. Bath has chosen Harry C. Crooker & Sons to do the site work and infrastructure development on the next phase of...

  • Bath prepares for Commercial Street upgrades

    BATH — The city may soon seek bids on safety and aesthetic improvements to the area of Commercial Street that stretches from the recently renovated train station to the section beneath the Sagadahoc Bridge. The project cost is about $600,000, 80 percent of which is being funded ...