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  • Freeport vote carries $23.6M budget in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The $23.6 million Regional School Unit 5 budget was approved by voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on Tuesday, 2,345 to 1,607. Voters in Pownal and Durham rejected the $23.6 million budget by 949 votes, but Freeport's 1,674 yes votes pushed the budget's approval. Resid...

  • Bond vote secures funding for Portland megaberth

    PORTLAND — Maine voters approved at least three of the four statewide bond questions Tuesday, including one that would provide funding for a a deep-water cruise ship berth on the city's waterfront. The fourth question, which includes funding for economic development projects, was too...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters approve SAD 51 budget

    CUMBERLAND — Voters in School Administrative District 51 approved a $28 million spending plan for fiscal 2011 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The vote followed initial approval of the budget by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters at a district budget meeting June 3.

  • Moriarty, Perfetti re-elected to Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Steve Moriarty and Mike Perfetti will keep their seats on the Town Council for another three years. Moriarty and Perfetti received 1,998 and 1,378 votes respectively in their runs for re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Sally Leavitt, who received 1,316 votes....

  • Gaza flotilla participant to speak in Portland Friday

    PORTLAND — The South Portland video producer who was caught up in the raid on a Gaza relief flotilla by Israeli troops May 31 will speak about his experience Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Scott Hamann was aboard one of six ships in the flotilla when the Israeli Navy boarded the ship...

  • Freeport's Morse Street School principal retires after 20 years

    FREEPORT — As she walks down the hallways of Morse Street School, Principal Cherie White talks to each child she sees and calls them by name. She has walked these corridors for 20 years, and knows all of the students, their siblings and their parents. She visits each classroom every day.

  • Portland art museum admission-free for military families

    PORTLAND — Now through Labor Day, members of the military and their families can visit the Portland Museum of Art for free as part of the national Blue Star Museums program. More than 750 museums across the nation are participating in the program, which is sponsored by Blue Star Fami...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls graduates pioneer class in Freeport

    FREEPORT — On a beautiful spring afternoon, 13 sophomore girls became the first class to graduate from the Coastal Studies for Girls Science and Leadership School. Graduation acti... 1

  • Falmouth looks good to marketing firm, banks

    FALMOUTH — Several businesses are breaking ground, opening and moving in Falmouth. TideSmart, which includes emg3, is owned by Yarmouth resident Steve Woods, who hopes a new eight-acre corporate headquarters will employ 400 people in the next two to three years. "To have an ec...

  • Expect delays at Franklin-Fore intersection in Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes next week near the former Jordan's Meats factory downtown. Starting Monday, June 14, and continuing through Friday, June 18, redevelopment of the property will be under way along Fore Street between India Street and Frankl...