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  • RSU 1 budget decreases, but taxes are rising

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on the final draft of the fiscal 2010 budget on Monday, May 18. Directors will also sign a warrant for the June 2 public budget meeting and June 9 budget validation referendum. The board held a workshop at...

  • Next phase of Bath business park should be ‘shovel ready’ by fall

    BATH — The second phase of one of the city's prime job-creation engines should be "shovel ready" with lots to sell by this fall, officials said last week. Bath has chosen Harry C. Crooker & Sons to do the site work and infrastructure development on the next phase of...

  • Topsham Town Meeting will include new invocation

    TOPSHAM — In trying to get more people to attend Town Meeting next week, the Topsham Government Improvement Committee has added several changes, committee Chairman John Rensenbrink told the Board of Selectmen. Town Meeting will take place at Mt. Ararat High School at 7 p.m. on We...

  • Brunswick council to manager, schools: Cut deeper

    BRUNSWICK — After receiving a preliminary fiscal 2010 budget with a 1.6 percent tax increase, the Town Council on Monday instructed acting Town Manager Gary Brown to carve another $500,000 from the $54.3 million spending plan.About half of the reduction will come from the Brunswick Schoo...

  • Bath prepares for Commercial Street upgrades

    BATH — The city may soon seek bids on safety and aesthetic improvements to the area of Commercial Street that stretches from the recently renovated train station to the section beneath the Sagadahoc Bridge. The project cost is about $600,000, 80 percent of which is being funded ...

  • Brunswick astrobiology class hopes fundraiser will lead to blastoff

    BRUNSWICK — A class of 25 eighth-graders at Brunswick Junior High School has been invited to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to witness the June 13 launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Now the class needs money to get there. The students are trying to raise $13,...

  • Dialed in

    Bennett Agnew of Yarmouth seems to have his putt measured at the Special Olympics Maine Motor Activities Day last week at North Yarmouth Academy. The annual event is an opportunity for athletes with disabilities to gather and display their skills, with help from NYA middle school students. (Paul Cun...

  • Topsham selectmen reject proposed change in Black Bridge traffic pattern

    TOPSHAM — A proposal that could have led to a traffic change on the Black Bridge was defeated by the Board of Selectmen May 7 by a vote of 3-2. The proposal would have prohibited traffic traveling from Topsham from turning left onto Mill Street (Route 1) in Brunswick. The change...

  • Lip-smacking refreshment

    With their companion, Falmouth High School senior Kiely Flynn, watching, Dixie, left and Bear enjoy a water break after the Habitat for Humanity Walk for Pets on May 9 in Falmouth. Bear, the walk's mascot, was a homeless pet when Flynn adopted her during a service week in post-Katrina Mississippi. (...

  • Scarborough voters OK $35.1M school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents on Tuesday approved a $35.1 million school budget for fiscal 2010 by a vote of 620-459. On an advisory question, Town Clerk Tody Justice said, 101 of the 620 affirmative voters indicated the budget was too high and 279 said it was too low. Of the 459 who vo...