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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Greely students raising funds, applying for $50K solar power grant

    CUMBERLAND — In its third year, Greely High School's Global Awareness Club has decided to take a slightly different tack. While in the past the student group has focused on global issues like childhood hunger and HIV, this year they brought things a little closer to home.

  • Falmouth council debates merits of 2nd ice rink

    FALMOUTH — Does the town need a second enclosed ice rink? At least one group of residents thinks so. Rink Committee representatives on Monday presented their ideas for transforming the outdoor Village Park ice rink and adjacent warming hut into a $2.8 million full-sized indoor rink, s...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget passes on 1st vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Despite campaigning by opponents and fears that this year's validation process could be as drawn out as last year's, voters on Tuesday approved a $19.3 million school budget for fiscal 2010. Late Tuesday night, the hand-counted numbers came back with 1,348, or 58 ...