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  • Cumberland commission seeks volunteers for vernal pool survey

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Lands and Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers to assist an ongoing survey to identify the town’s significant vernal pools. Paul Weiss, a member of the commission and coordinator of the project, said the project began last spring an...

  • South Portland parents unnerved by plan to close Mahoney Middle School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — About 25 parents urged the School Board Monday night to use caution when considering the superintendent's proposal to move to a consolidated middle school. South Portland currently has two middle schools, one more than is recognized by the state funding formula causing l...

  • Finally, it's Falmouth

    Falmouth seniors Ryan Rogers (center) and John Roberts (right) along with their teammates celebrate a long-awaited Class B championship Friday night in Bangor, following the Yachtsmen's 72-65 overtime win over Camden Hills. More in sports, page ? 1

  • Brunswick council adopts road standards, ice-hole ordinance; Meeting on First Parish church intersection upgrade set

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously adopted an ordinance to create guidelines for taking over private roads. The council also voted to permanently require shellfish harvesters to fence off ice holes on the Brunswick side of the New Meadows lakes. The new road po...

  • Spare change? Brunswick school chief hopes residents will donate it

    BRUNSWICK — Critics of Maine's public school funding often say it puts an unfair burden on local property taxpayers, many of whom don't have school-age children. Brunswick schools Superintendent Paul Perzanoski couldn't agree more. Which is why Perzanoski is drafting a plan to... 1

  • Amid opposition, Brunswick council Oks inn tax rebate

    BRUNSWICK — Weighing the unpopularity of another financial concession to the developer of Maine Street Station against the prospect of losing its entire investment in the project, the Town Council on Monday approved a controversial tax rebate program for a 54-room inn. The council vo...

  • SAD 51 superintendent predicts staff reductions in budget rollout

    CUMBERLAND — Superintendent Robert Hasson plans to meet his mandate for a no-growth 2011 operating budget when he presents the spending plan to the School Administrative 51 Board of Directors on March 15. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools superintendent has been directed by...

  • Freeport town manager offers recommendations to fill $366K budget gap

    FREEPORT — Residents may be focused on a proposal to consolidate dispatch services as a way to save money, but Town Manager Dale Olmstead has provided other options to fill a $366,000 gap in the operating budget for fiscal year 2011. In a document posted on the town Web site, ...

  • Yarmouth's draft 2010 Comp Plan rolled out for public viewing

    YARMOUTH — A draft version of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan has been ...

  • Higher calling

    University of New England senior Katie Cormier stuffs insulation into a second floor crawlway, during a student-led work effort at a Habitat for Humanity house on West Street in Freeport on Feb. 25. Cormier was one of several UNE students that opted out of traditional Spring Break activities in o...