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  • At students' urging, Bath businesses open Heart Gallery for adoptions

    BATH — Five sophomores from Morse High School's Jobs for Maine's Graduates program took to downtown streets Tuesday afternoon, carrying portraits of children in need of good adoptive parents. The Heart Gallery, 49 portraits in the windows of 10 downtown businesses, will be on dis...

  • South Portland City Council OKs $84M budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved a $87.3 million budget for fiscal 2010.  The council also amended five Maine Mall-area Tax Increment Financing Districts and allocated $300,000 towards a tax stabilization fund.  The $87.3 million budget for the fiscal ye...

  • Goddard Mansion in Cape Elizabeth could face partial demolition; Shore Road Pathway discussion begins

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council began its discussion Monday of the proposed Shore Road Pathway, and discussed the future of Goddard Mansion at Fort Williams. The Fort Williams Advisory Commission has recommended a long-term goal of tearing down most of what's left of the aging s...

  • Cape Planning Board begins controversial work on 2 properties along Shore Road

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Amid confusion over maps showing 551 Shore Road with varying percentages of Business-A and Residential-C zoning, the Planning Board Tuesday began discussion over a request to rezone the property from its current split zoning into an entirely residential lot. The b...

  • State plan for Maine Mall Road porous pavement raises questions in South Portland; work to begin in July

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Department of Transportation is planning a first-of-its-kind paving project to help address polluted storm-water runoff in the Long Creek Watershed. The project, however, will impact traffic and, by extension, businesses near the Maine Mall throughout t...

  • Referendum date on Harpswell school closure expected later this year

    HARPSWELL — The date of a voter referendum on closing the West Harpswell School will not be known until later this year. Meanwhile, the Harpswell Board of Selectmen has yet to take an official position on the question. The School Administrative District 75 Board of D...

  • Chebeague Island: Casco Bay's seal nursery and day-care center

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — "It's a girl, about a week old," said Linda Doughty as she gently turned over the week-old baby seal, plump with baby fat and with a still visible umbilical cord. The pup had been stranded for three days recently on an island beach, one of five stranded on Chebeague in...

  • Train station lease gets OK from Brunswick councilors

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to become the master tenant of the train station and welcome center at Maine Street Station, the $23.5 million development that already has a significant financial investment from taxpayers. The council's decision is the penultimate...

  • Brunswick council schedules public hearing on air base zoning

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday set a public hearing to discuss proposed zoning amendments important to the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The amendments have been proposed by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority in cooperation with the town's plann...

  • $23.5M school budget goes to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Nearly 500 Freeport, Pownal and Durham residents attended the first Regional School Unit 5 town budget meeting Tuesday night and ratified a nearly $23.5 million budget that will increase Pownal's property taxes by more than 25 percent. The budget now goes to a June 25 ...