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  • Rite of spring in Brunswick

    Tom Settlemire, co-owner with Seth Kroeck of the sheep enterprise at Brunswick's Crystal Spring Farm, holds a young lamb in his arms for children to pet at the farm's annual New Lamb Day on Sunday, April 11. Crystal Spring Farm is owned by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and leased to Seth and M...

  • Bank hopes to sell Bath Country Club

    BATH — Savings Bank of Maine, which foreclosed on the Bath Country Club, was the top bidder in an auction of the Whiskeag Road property April 13. Joe Waites of Minerva Consulting of Georgia – who is helping the bank with loan workouts and was appointed as receiver for...

  • Birth of a dragon in Cape Elizabeth

    Sculptor Nantz Comyns of Scarborough works with third-grade students at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth on Wednesday during the school's fifth annual Art Day, which featured 30 visiting artists working in a variety of media. Comyns and her group created a dragon.

  • Kiwanis Key Club holds food drive

    SCARBOROUGH — The Kiwanis Key Club will hold a food drive on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scarborough High School. Food drive boxes are also located throughout town, and have been available for donations for the past few weeks. Saturday's collection will be added to ...

  • State backs off on fees at Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, Mackworth Island in Falmouth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The state Bureau of Parks and Lands on Wednesday announced visitors will not have to pay mandatory entrance fees at two popular state parks starting in May. Instead, Gov. John Baldacci directed the state agency to allow visitors to Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth ...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board sends $20.7M budget to Town Council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board unanimously approved a nearly $20.7 million school budget on April 13. The proposed fiscal 2011 budget is $672,000 more than this year's $20 million budget, an increase of 3.4 percent. If passed, the budget would increase the property tax rate 3...

  • South Portland City Council opts for tax increase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A firefighter, a police officer and raises for nonunion employees have been added back into the proposed fiscal 2011 municipal budget. The City Council decided to restore more than $180,000 in proposed cuts, which may increase the local tax rate by more than 1 percen...

  • November vote eyed for South Portland High School renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Secondary Schools Facility Committee voted overwhelmingly April 8 to place a $42 million bond for high school renovations on the November ballot. The recommendation must now be accepted by the School Board, according to Assistant Superintendent of Schools Steve B...

  • South Portland council poised to fast-track capital improvements

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to fast-track this year's Capital Improvement Plan so workers can take advantage of the early construction season. Although the council typically approves the CIP in June, City Manager Jim Gailey asked to bump up that vote to Wednesday, Apr...

  • Nomination papers available for Yarmouth municipal election

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal elections are available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. There are two Town Council seats, two School Committee seats and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees to fill. All are three-year terms. The two s...