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  • SAD 75, Brunswick schools hit hard by state; RSU 1 fares better

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 superintendent said last week that every category of spending will be scrutinized to make up for a $1.75 million loss in state aid for next year's budget. Preliminary General Purpose Aid numbers released by the Maine Department of ...

  • Topsham selectmen receive government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Feb. 4 to receive a nearly 100-page report from the Topsham Government Improvement Committee. The board made it clear that it was not accepting the recommendations in the report, but rather receiving the document as the start of...

  • Brunswick tightens rules for New Meadows quahog harvesters

    BRUNSWICK — Quahog fishermen boring into the ice on the New Meadows "lakes" will have to begin fencing off the holes, thanks to an emergency ordinance passed by the Town Council on Monday. And speaking of ice, the council unanimously supported a proposal that could result in a new sk...

  • Falmouth High School principal to become school chief in Kittery

    FALMOUTH — High school Principal Allyn Hutton will be the next superintendent of schools in Kittery. The Kittery School Committee, in a press release Tuesday, said it plans to nominate and approve Hutton at its Feb. 23 meeting, after negotiating details of her contract. As Falmouth H...

  • Local officers resume control of embattled Bath Iron Works union

    BATH — The officers and members of Bath Iron Works’ largest union have resumed control of their local for the first time in nearly two years. Local S6 President Todd McPhee said on Tuesday that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers restored the ...

  • 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...

  • Yarmouth schools face $1.1M subsidy loss

    YARMOUTH — Preliminary reports from the Department of Education show Yarmouth will receive $1.1 million less in state aid for education in fiscal year 2010-2011. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said while the preliminary numbers are close to what she expected, she though...

  • 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.

  • Slices of Yarmouth's 217-year-old Herbie to go on display

    YARMOUTH — Two 1,600-pound slices of the elm tree known as Herbie will be given to the town and the Maine Department of Conservation. The 110-foot tall tree was removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 19 due to Dutch elm disease. He was saved from th...