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  • Yarmouth council sends budget increases to voters

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has approved the combined municipal and school budget of $34.9 million. Councilors on May 7 decided to send the budget to the June 2 Town Meeting. The school budget of $22 million and the municipal budget of 11.6 million will be voted on, along with the Cu...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen stand by embattled town manager

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 Tuesday, with one abstention, to continue employing Town Manager Rosemary Roy. The decision to negotiate a successor agreement to Roy's current contract, which expires June 30, followed a two-hour executive session, board Chairman Ste...

  • Portland voters approve school budget by 2-1 margin

    PORTLAND — Voters overwhelmingly approved the city's $102.8 million school budget on Tuesday, 653-317. As is often the case, turnout for the referendum was low. Just 970 residents voted, or roughly 1.5 percent of the city's registered voters.

  • Bath hotel aims for September opening

    BATH — The city's newest hotel is expected to be ready for business at the end of September. The 86-room Residence Inn Bath is owned and being developed by Bathres LLC, according to Tricia Lanigan of Ocean Properties, which is handling marketing for the 139 Richardson St. project.

  • Topsham Town Meeting to weigh $9M budget

    TOPSHAM — Town Meeting on May 20 will vote on a proposed $9 million municipal budget, up 5.7 percent from this year. Topsham's current tax rate is $17.33 per $1,000 of property valuation. The town budget would add 63 cents, while a Sagadahoc County tax would add another 7 cents, and ...

  • Falmouth council agrees to work on conflict of interest policy

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday night began discussing what a conflict of interest policy could look like. Councilor Russell Anderson said that after speaking with former town councilors and the town attorney, and looking into policies in Bangor, Rockport and Kennebunk, as well...

  • New owners hope to revitalize North Yarmouth's 'Golden Triangle'

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A new lease on life is in the works for the town's "Golden Triangle." David Perkins, a resident who served on the town's Economic Development and Sustainability Committee's, recently purchased a nearly 1-acre piece of land at the triangular commercial area in th...

  • Nova Scotia ferry service to begin June 1

    PORTLAND — The second season of Nova Star ferry service to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is scheduled to start June 1. A May 7 press release from Nova Star Cruises spokesman Dennis Baily said the ferry is exp...

  • Portland explores possible transportation hub links

    PORTLAND — Getting there from here has been a proverbial challenge in Maine. On May 7, about a dozen city residents got together at City Hall to hear about a study of how to best get passengers from the Portland In...

  • North Yarmouth to host candidates night

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town will host a "Meet the Candidates" event in the Town Office meeting room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Two people – Harold Stoddard and Keith Thompson – are running for one seat on the Board of Selectmen,and Katherine Perrin is seeking a seat on th...