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  • Brunswick's new planner gets to work

    BRUNSWICK — The  town's new planner began work this week. Kris Hultgren, formerly a staff planner for Bar Harbor, was recently hired by Planning and Development Director Anna Breinich. Hultgren, 32, replaces Jim Fortune, who resigned earlier this year.  Hultgren, wh...

  • Reduced fee structure goes to Topsham public hearing

    TOPSHAM — Two code enforcement fees may soon be going down. Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said he is proposing amendments to the town's fee schedule that will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. The Board of Selectmen voted last wee...

  • Morse senior credits ‘epiphany,’ supporters for success

    BATH — While many seniors are struck this spring by the infamous slacker's disease known as senioritis, Ben Coyer's experience is exactly the opposite. You might say his personal bout of senioritis plagued him years ago, resulting in report cards marked with Fs and D-minuses. B...

  • Collins urges Brunswick to 'remain united' during BNAS transition

    BRUNSWICK — Days after the permanent departure of another squadron from Brunswick Naval Air Station, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Tuesday told town officials and business leaders that the region is poised to endure unprecedented and increasingly real economic challenges. C...

  • SMCC composites school faces uncertain future in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The Advanced Technology Center, touted as a feeder program for the area's composites cluster, may have to suspend classes next year if Southern Maine Community College is unable to extend its lease with the town. SMCC President James Ortiz cautioned that suspending cla...

  • Falmouth harbor moorings may be left vacant, despite waiting list of 180 boaters

    FALMOUTH — Although 100 or more mooring holders are not expected to renew this year, the allotment of vacant moorings offered by the town will not be made available to any of the 100 boaters on its waiting list. Police Chief Edward Tolan delivered the news in a presentation to th...

  • Freeport Town Council approves $9.7M municipal budget

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a $9.7 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010, including more than $14,400 for a Web site coordinator in the final hour. The budget passed 6-1 without the support of Councilor Charlotte Bishop. "This doesn't fee... 1

  • 3 Yarmouth council candidates, 2 seats; School Board uncontested

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are vying for two Town Council seats in the June election, but only one would be a newcomer to the council. Steve Woods, a member of the Planning Board, is running against incumbent long-time Councilor Erving Bickford and Carl Winslow, who is trying to return to t... 1

  • Falmouth council nixes workforce housing plan

    FALMOUTH — After establishing a commission a year ago to pursue an affordable housing development on town-owned property, the Town Council Tuesday killed the proposal. Although councilors praised the Workforce Housing Commission and Developers Collaborative for their work, most ha...

  • SAD 51 voters deadlock on school budget

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are expected to recount ballots after Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters combined for a tie in the school budget validation referendum Tuesday. There aren't many ballots to recount: turnout in both towns was around 10 perc...