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  • SAD 75 freezes spending, avoids layoffs

    TOPSHAM — Faced with an expected curtailment of funds from the state for the current fiscal year, School Administrative District 75 will save about $450,000 by freezing a variety of expenses. While some of those savings involve not filling vacant positions, there are no plans to ...

  • Recount confirms Livingston as winner of South Portland School Board election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A recount of Nov. 3 ballots verified Monday that Alan Livingston edged Tappan C. Fitzgerald II to represent District 5 on the School Board.  On Election Day, unofficial results indicated that Livingston received 14 more votes than Fitzgerald. That lead dropped to...

  • Scarborough field hockey champions

    Scarborough seniors Ellie Morin (6) and Anna Wagner salute the crowd after the Red Storm beat Skowhegan 2-1 on Morin's overtime goal Oct. 31 to win the program's first Class A field hockey championship.

  • Bath library names new director

    BATH — Lesley Dolinger has been named director of Patten Free Library, the library board of trustees announced last week. Her appointment ends a four-month national search. During that time Peter Goodwin served as interim director, filling a vacancy left by former Director Anne P...

  • Correction

    The caption with last week's photo from the 350.org International Day of Climate Action in Bath misstated what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The number is 350 parts per million.

  • Disagreement with Wal-Mart stalls Marden's plan for Scarborough store

    SCARBOROUGH — A delay in the purchase of the old Wal-Mart building in Scarborough has made the goal of a pre-holiday opening impossible for the newest Marden's Surplus & Salvage store. The Planning Board in September rushed to ...

  • Update: Freeport teenager hit by car now in satisfactory condition; driver faces OUI charge

    FREEPORT — A representative of Maine Medical Center said Tuesday that the 14-year-old boy hit by a car last Wednesday in Freeport is still hospitalized, but is now in satisfactory condition. Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the teenager was walking on Hunter Road near his home ...

  • Scarborough council gives Gateway Square owners more time for sewer payments

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted Wednesday to give owners of a Haigis Parkway business development a one-year extension on sewer assessment fees. After South Portland-based Fairchild Semiconductor pulled out of an agreement a year ago to build a new headquarters at Gateway Squ...

  • Scarborough board delays Pine Point motel parking lot decision, looks for collaboration

    SCARBOROUGH — There was no doubt who was in charge at Monday's Planning Board meeting. Before allowing public comment on a site plan for reconfiguration of the Lighthouse Motel's parking lot in Pine Point, Chairman Allen Paul laid down the ground rules, asking speakers to comment only...

  • Bath Council approves fiscal 2010 TIF budget

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the tax increment financing budget for fiscal 2010. The budget includes two TIFs. The Wing Farm TIF includes the first two phases of the Wing Farm business park, the Bath Iron Works Ultra Hall and downtown pr...