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  • Early SAD 75 budget could raise taxes 11%

    TOPSHAM — A preliminary version of School Administrative District 75's 2016 fiscal-year budget calls for a potential increase in local taxes of almost 11 percent. The $38.7 million budget, now being discussed by school officials, would increase 6.7 percent from current spending. Stat...

  • NJ man tapped as USM president

    PORTLAND — Harvey Kesselman has been selected as the next president of the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine System announced Wednesday. Kesselman will come to the university after 35 years working for the similarly sized Stockton College – now Stockton...

  • Improv, music slated in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Studio B music studio is hosting Impromptu, a family entertainment event, Friday, March 20, at AmVets Hall, 148 North Road. The night of improvisational and musical acts is expected to draw around 300 people, according to Studio B co-owner Rhonda Birkbeck. She said when St...

  • After accident, Yarmouth looks again at quiet zones

    YARMOUTH — The town's eligibility to create quiet zones must be reevaluated following the Feb. 23 accident between a train and a car at the North...

  • Potential Yarmouth developments draw mixed reviews

    YARMOUTH — New development proposals presented at recent town meetings are getting negative reactions from residents. The Planning Board on Feb. 25 heard proposals to create

  • Portland school budget may increase spending 1.2%

    PORTLAND — Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk on Tuesday proposed a 2016 fiscal-year school budget that includes a spending increase of nearly $1.2 million, or 1.2 percent.  The total budget, which Caulk called "modest," is nearly $102.8 million. Caulk presented the proposal to the S...

  • Portland, landlord agree on Dartmouth Street building repairs

    PORTLAND — A consent order agreed to Monday by landlord Gregory Nisbet gives him until March 16 to make repairs and improvements to the apartment building he owns at 186-192 Dartmouth St. The order, appr...

  • Falmouth council approves zoning change sought for sports bar

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved zoning and site plan review amendments that would allow construction of a proposed restaurant and sports pub next to Tide...

  • Winter claims another victim in Bath

    Jeff Patterson of Phippsburg pushes a load of ice from the roof of Lynn Greene's carport in Bath on Saturday, March 7, after thawing snow damaged the structure last week. Patterson is dismantling the carport at the same time as he removes snow because Greene determined that it was not structurally ...

  • United Way in Bath draws almost 250 volunteer readers

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine drew nearly 250 volunteer readers March 2 for its 16th annual "Community Read Aloud," the organization reported. The reading, coordinated by United Way's "Success by 6" initiative, was held at child-care and Head Start centers, and in kindergarten...