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  • South Portland City Council opposes excise tax initiative, sets new fees for developers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council unanimously approved a resolution

  • Brunswick School Board grapples with redistricting in transition to new school

    BRUNSWICK — As work crews continue to prepare the McKeen Street site for the town's new $28 million elementary school, School Department officials are mulling significant redistricting plans. One of those proposals would send every student to each elementary school, a move that pr...

  • Dog Day at Skyline Farm

    North Yarmouth resident Cathy Bunton's 3-year-old cockapoo plays chase the ball on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Skyline Farm's third annual Dog Day, where owners and their pets participated in games, demonstrations, agility exercises and training clinics.

  • Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport

    Women 34 years old and younger swim toward the start line of the Lobsterman Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 19, off Winslow Park in Freeport. This year's swim-bike-run event attracted 800 competitors from 24 states and Canada.

  • Freeport chamber begins membership drive

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Chamber of Commerce membership drive has started and the goal is to gather 600 new members by the end of the year. Sande Updegraph, executive director of the Freeport Economic Development Corp., said the drive so far has enlisted 150 members. ...

  • 19th century ship at center of Freeport exhibit

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society's fall exhibit, "Lessons from the Tam O'Shanter," will open Thursday, Oct. 24, with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The painting of the Tam O'Shanter, the 19th century ship built in the Soule shipyard in South Freeport, is the cen...

  • Brunswick council OKs meeting space cost overrun, continues search for new police station site

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council Monday voted 8-1 to fund an additional $55,000 for meeting space at Maine Street Station, an expenditure double the project's original estimate. Meanwhile, a council subcommittee effectively ruled out renovating the town-owned building on Industry Roa...

  • Brunswick Town Council support may be sought for Oxford Aviation, which could lose Fryeburg operation

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council could soon help determine the fate of Oxford Aviation's expansion plans at Brunswick Naval Air Station, a project that's come under increased scrutiny because of the private firm's past performance. The company's performance was expected to be examined We... 2

  • Bath Comp Plan update suggests new zones, creation of Conservation Commission

    BATH — This year's update to the city's 1997 Comprehensive Plan, approved by the Bath City Council early this month, calls for new zones and the establishment of a Conservation Commission. City Planner Jim Upham said this month that the city aims to have completed all of the zoni...

  • Solar panels at Freeport library could lighten the electricity bill

    FREEPORT — In a continuing effort to save energy, money, and resources, the Town Council Tuesday night unanimously endorsed an application to the Public Utilities Commission for solar panels at the library. The Renewable Resources grant is for nearly $45,000 and the local match would be $11,000 f...