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  • Photo contest celebrates volunteerism

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Commission for Community Service is holding a "Volunteers in Action" photo contest to celebrate volunteerism in the state. The commission is looking for photographs that depict volunteers serving the com...

  • Cumberland to consider raising trash bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The price residents pay per trash bag through the town’s “pay-as-you-throw” program may rise in the fiscal 2011 budget. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, Town Manager Bill Shane said Cumberland’s 20-gallon bags cost $1 each, while its 3...

  • School chief: Cumberland-North Yarmouth state aid loss “a little less” than projected

    CUMBERLAND — Preliminary figures showing what School Administrative District 51 could lose in state aid are slightly less than what the district expected, Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said last week. Those figures, released Feb. 1 by the Maine Department of Education...

  • Falmouth schools fare better than expected in state funding

    FALMOUTH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Falmouth schools of almost $5.5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of nearly $900,000 in general aid to education. Initially, that figure appears to compare favorably to earlier predictions, Director of Finance and Operation...

  • Elementary school project absorbs state aid hike for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is one of a few school districts expected to see a funding increase from the state in 2010-2011, but Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the number is misleading. She said when state aid from last year – $4.9 million – is com...

  • Successful 'Race Up Boston Place'

    Members of Portland Fire Local 740 took part in the annual "Race Up Boston Place" on Feb. 6 in Boston. The stair-climbing race raises money for the American Lung Association of New England. The Portland team finished first in the Firefighter Division, which requires all participants to race up 41...

  • Yarmouth council meeting rescheduled

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 had to be canceled when only three of seven councilors attended the meeting. "One was in the hospital, one was away on a trip, and one was gone on business," Town Manager Nat Tupper said of the missing councilors. "The sit...

  • 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.

  • Gray resident seeks House District 109 seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Gary Foster of Gray, a self-employed residential builder and remodeler, announced his candidacy for the state Legislature in House District 109, which includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. The seat is currently held by Rep. Susan Austin, R-Gray, who...

  • Peaks Island budget proposal includes ferry and parking discounts, additional police

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council has submitted requests totalling $361,000 to the city for consideration in the 2011 budget. This is the first year the island council has made a formal budget request. The requests range from continuing to fund ferry passes for Peaks Island ...