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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...

  • 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 ...

  • Legislature earmarks $8M in bonds for Brunswick air base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The Legislature last week approved a bond package that includes $8 million for the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The entire $150 million package still must be ratified by voters in June 2010. The so-called "responsible investment plan" was pi...

  • Falmouth wants residents to weigh in on forest management plan

    FALMOUTH — The town is seeking public input on a proposed management plan for eight forested properties totalling 758 acres. The Conservation Commission's Open Space Implementation Subcommittee will hold a forum at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, at the Falmouth Memorial Library to ga...

  • Fee hikes, fairground concerts face Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Requirements for concerts and parimutuel horse racing independent of the annual county fair are expected to be established for the Cumberland Fairgrounds after a public hearing Monday, June 22. Under the newly elected leadership of Chairman Ron Copp, the Town Council...