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  • Brunswick officials unhappy with BNAS fields deal

    BRUNSWICK — Town officials say the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station reneged on a 3-year-old deal for recreational fields when it agreed to turn them over to Southern Maine Community College last week. During its May 18 board meeting, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment...

  • State agency approves Brunswick TIF district, tax rebate for inn

    BRUNSWICK — The state's economic development agency this week approved the town's new tax increment financing district, including a tax rebate program for a proposed inn at Maine Street Station. The rebate program for the 54-room inn has triggered a pair of lawsuits opposing its prov...

  • Brunswick delays land purchase for police station, seeks to unload Industry Road building

    BRUNSWICK — The town has decided to postpone potential land acquisition for a new police station until the fall. Meanwhile, town officials are proposing to renew efforts to sell the old Times Record building on Industry Road, a facility that has been twice considered for new police h...

  • Brunswick council begins debate over proposed job, program cuts

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council's first dive into the fiscal 2011 budget revealed potential sticking points on Monday, as some councilors advocated to restore targeted jobs and service reductions, while others called for deeper cuts. Although the potential for a reduced workforce and se...

  • Lawmakers seek scrutiny of tax rebate for Brunswick inn

    BRUNSWICK — A tax rebate program for the developer of Maine Street Station is coming under increased scrutiny by the state agency reviewing the proposal. The rebate, which over 10 years would award JHR Development an average of 85 percent of property taxes collected on a proposed 54-...

  • Dispute simmers over sale of Brunswick Naval Air Station housing

    BRUNSWICK — A representative of the owner of the military housing at Brunswick Naval Air Station said this week that concerns about the pending private sale and disposition of the 702 units are overstated. Mark Lavin of Northeast Housing, a partnership between Balfour Beatty Communit... 1

  • Details scarce in Brunswick municipal budget proposal

    BRUNSWICK — Proposed cuts in jobs and services in the 2010-2011 municipal budget remain unknown following a brief presentation to the Town Council on Monday. Town Manager Gary Brown gave the council a rough outline of the obstacles facing the spending plan – specifically a $1.9...

  • Hotel owner sues Brunswick over tax rebate for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A local hotel owner is suing the town over information used to justify a tax rebate plan for the developer of Maine Street Station and a proposed 54-room inn. Peter Anastos, a Yarmouth resident and principal owner of of the Maine Course Hospitality Group in Freeport, file...

  • Brunswick, Maine Street Station developer close to financing plan for inn

    BRUNSWICK — Two weeks after scrutinizing a proposal that would return a portion of property taxes to the developer of the Maine Street Station project, the Town Council on Monday said it is close to finalizing the deal. The funding mechanism – known as credit enhancement financ...

  • Freeport considers Brunswick for all emergency dispatching

    FREEPORT — Formal negotiations could soon begin toward consolidation of all dispatch services with Brunswick. The two towns began preliminary discussions last month as they consider ways to balance declining state revenue sharing with local mandates not to increase property taxes.