TOPSHAM – The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 8 to increase the fine for starting or completing work in town without a permit to five times the permit cost.
BATH – The City Council voted Jan. 7 to endorse an application for $150,000 in community development block grant funds to support improvements at the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
TOPSHAM — The Planning Board will rework a draft ordinance governing placement and use of changeable, digital signs and discuss it again in a Feb. 3 workshop.
SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council will vote next week on whether to increase restrictions and impose strict fines on dog owners who allow their pets to run off-leash on Willard Beach.
NORTH YARMOUTH — While many other area towns are facing budget deficits, both real and anticipated, North Yarmouth seems to be faring well, according to second-quarter financial reports.
FALMOUTH —The Maine Department of Education has approved the School Department's alternative school reorganization plan.
Photo courtesy Carolyn Currie
YARMOUTH — The investigation into the fire that destroyed a Route 1 office building and displaced more than two dozen businesses on Jan. 2 continued this week.
Hank Adams takes advantage of fresh snow last Sunday at Twin Brook in Cumberland. The snow restored the recreation area trails, which had disappeared in a late-December thaw.
CUMBERLAND — Officials reported Monday that the town faces a nearly $282,000 budget shortfall due primarily to decreased revenues.