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  • Cape Elizabeth School Board trims increase, approves budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has approved a budget of $23.6 million for the 2016 fiscal year. The spending plan, approved April 14, is down from

  • Computing, IT career night at Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — There will be an evening of discussion and information on careers and educational opportunities in computing and information technology on Wednesday, April 29, from 5-8:30 p.m at Brunswick Landing. The event will be held at Orion Hall at the Southern Maine Community ...

  • Authors with Bowdoin College connections win Pulitzers

    BRUNSWICK — This year's Pulitzer Prize recipients include a Bowdoin College alumnus and a former Bowdoin professor. Anthony Doerr, Class of 1995, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel "All The Light We Cannot...

  • Brunswick council hopes to limit property tax hike

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager John Eldridge presented preliminary budget adjustments last week that could keep property tax increases associated with municipal spending below 3 percent. At the April 16 Town Council budget workshop, Eldridge stressed that his adjustments are not forma...

  • Harpswell beach access case closer to high court hearing

    HARPSWELL — The dispute over Cedar Beach access is a step closer to being heard by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, after the Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters filed a brief with the court on April 15. The public can now walk across privately-owned Cedar Beach Road to Cedar B...

  • Bath council to hear options for dog-friendly park

    BATH — Options for using $100,000 to fund improvements at South End Park will go before the City Council early next month. The Washington Street riverside park, which previously belonged to nearby Bath Iron Works, is a popular venue where dogs can run freely. The park's dog-friendly ...

  • SAD 75 shaves potential tax hike to 8.3%

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 reduced its proposed budget for next year by about $400,000, and may present a $38.1 million spending plan to voters next month. Health insurance had been projected to increase about $183,000, but will actually decrease by about $66,000, re...

  • Topsham adds trail plan to Town Meeting warrant

    TOPSHAM — An agreement to create a bicycle-pedestrian trail through Topsham and three other towns is a late addition to next month's Town Meeting warrant. The pact – which the Board of Selectmen added to the May 20 warrant last week – is with Richmond, Bowd...

  • Bath stenciling program to spread clean message

    BATH — Storm drains throughout the city will soon carry the message "Keep it Clean, Drains to River." The "Bath Community Storm Drain Stenciling Blitz," hosted by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, will take place Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. Up to the event day, teams o...

  • Yarmouth councilors question use of school budget windfall

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council heard unexpected good news about proposed school spending for fiscal year 2016, but not everyone was happy with the surprise. A reduction in health insurance rates will save the School Department about $175,000 next year, School Finance Committee Chairman ...