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  • Voter turnout too low to change South Portland Charter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials said they are not giving up on amending the City Charter after voter turnout on Tuesday was insufficient to support a change. Although 60 percent of voters supported a charter amendment and 64 percent supported a $3 million bond to replace the Long Cree...

  • Mt. Ararat senior skips ceremony for career in Marines

    TOPSHAM — Six days before his fellow Mt. Ararat High School seniors don graduation gowns and turn tassels, Aaron Carrigan left home and embarked on a career with the U.S. Marine Corps. The 18-year-old lifelong Topsham resident is stationed at Parris Island, S.C.. Last week he sa...

  • Budget passes 1st test at Bath council

    BATH — The City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to a $14.2 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. Final passage is expected on Wednesday, June 24. While next year's budget is smaller than the current $18.2 million budget, Finance Director/Tax Collector Juli...

  • School repairs to begin in July after South Portland voters OK bond, budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A day after 57 percent of voters supported a $5.8 million bond for repairs to the high school and two middle schools, school officials were wasting no time soliciting bids for about half of the improvements. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said Wednesday ...

  • Brunswick restaurants gear up for 1st outdoor dining festival

    BRUNSWICK — Nearly 20 local restaurants will converge on the town green June 20 to show off their cuisine during the town's first dining festival, The Taste of Brunswick. Back Street Bistro will serve chilled soup, the Great Impasta a lobster BLT, Bangkok Garden spring rolls and ...

  • Falmouth student blazed trail for others to follow

    FALMOUTH — Hannah Gordon is used to being a leader. Beneath her gentle exterior, the Falmouth High School senior possesses a spirit full of grit and practicality that has helped her overcome obstacles by making her needs known and pushing for change. Born with cerebral...

  • Cape Elizabeth town councilor submits resignation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Councilor Paul McKenney gave notice at Monday's council meeting that he will resign at the end of this year, with one year left in his three-year term of office. McKenney cited difficulty balancing the council schedule with his military duties and civilian li...

  • BIW announces 58 more layoffs; Navy secretary to visit

    BATH — Word Wednesday that the secretary of the Navy will visit Bath Iron Works next week came only days after the shipyard announced a second round of upcoming layoffs. BIW's June 5 announcement of 58 temporary layoffs followed word of 67 layoffs on June 1. The layoffs, effectiv...

  • Northbound I-295 lanes close Monday night for resurfacing

    TOPSHAM — The northbound lanes of Interstate 295 from Exit 31 in Topsham to Exit 49 in Gardiner will close at the end of the day Monday, June 15, for pavement rehabilitation work that Maine Department of Transportation officials expect to conclude by Aug. 23. Resurfacing has alre...

  • Bath, West Bath receive $1.7M for Wing Farm

    BATH — The communities of Bath and West Bath will receive a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to help fund expansion of the Wing Farm Business Park, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced Wednesday. Of this money, $300,000 will go towar...