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  • SAD 75 tax bite could rise 10% under new budget

    TOPSHAM — The latest draft of the School Administrative District 75 budget for fiscal year 2016 would raise taxes 10.1 percent. The $38.5 million spending plan, which goes to two public votes in May and June, is being presented in three hearings. The first two were held in Harps...

  • Computers for Scarborough High School students will cost $935K

    SCARBOROUGH — Administrators are proposing purchasing Lenovo flip-model laptop computers for the next school year to transition Scarborough High School to one-to-one technology. According to an

  • Gerzofsky to meet constituents in Freeport

    FREEPORT — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m.-noon at Bow Street Market. Gerzofsky will meet with constituents to discuss anything of concern. He represents Freeport, Brunswick, Harpswell, North Yarmouth, and Pownal.

  • Good reads, good eats at Freeport library

    FREEPORT — Freeport Community Library will host its second annual edible books festival next month. The "You Can Have Your Book and Eat It Too" festival, in which participants bake cakes based on books, will be held April 15. There will be adult and children categories. P...

  • Falmouth council OKs Tidewater extension, changes

    FALMOUTH — Not much was said during a 30-minute Town Council meeting Monday night, but future hearing dates on towing fees and the combined municipal and school budgets should create opportunities for more discussion. Councilors unanimously agreed to 7 p.m. April 9 at Falmouth Elemen...

  • RSU 5 superintendent won't start until September

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is extending the contracts of co-interim Superintendents William Michaud and Michael LaFortune until their permanent replacement takes over in September.

  • RSU 1 spending down, local taxes up, in proposed budget

    BATH — The departure of West Bath from Regional School Unit 1 this year will create a significant reduction in the district's fiscal 2016 budget. But without that town's contribution, taxes for each community are expected to increase. The RSU 1 budget could decline 3.6 percent...

  • Board to consider Portland Co. historic nomination

    PORTLAND — Creation of a historic preservation district at the Portland Co. property at 58 Fore St. will be the topic of an April 1 Historic Preservation Board workshop. The nomination creates another wrinkle for the

  • Recruiting starts strong for Bath/Brunswick mentoring program

    BRUNSWICK — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick got a boost in its 2015 mentor recruitment campaign in January, thanks to National Mentoring Month. The initiative, matching mentors with children on a waiting list, "focuses attention on the need for mentors and how individuals,...

  • City seeks artwork for 'Banners over Bath'

    BATH — Main Street Bath is looking for artists of all abilities, students and other community members to create personalized banners for the 11th annual "Banners over Bath" outdoor arts event. Since this year's theme is "Vintage Bath," the banners should celebrate the history of the ...