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  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Scarborough board recommends purchase of Higgins Beach, Nonesuch River parcels

    SCARBOROUGH — The Parks and Conservation Land Board (PCLB) is recommending the town use up to $635,000 of land bond funds to purchase several properties it considers significant either for their conservation value or for maintaining public access to the ocean. The parcels owned by th...

  • Bath council narrowly OKs $300K bond for turf field

    BATH — The City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday evening in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for all-weather turf at McMann Field. The vote mirrored a preliminary tally a month ago. The council this time granted final passage to authorize a bond, which will fund the purchase ...

  • South Portland debates closing road for retail project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night held a special workshop to hear a revised proposal to discontinue Gorham Road Extension for construction of a strip mall. The new proposal would discontinue 600 feet of Gorham Road Extension from the Western Avenue intersection, rather th...

  • Scarborough a step closer to pawn shop, tighter controls on dealers

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed ordinance before the Town Council would legalize pawn shops in certain parts of town. But it stops short of a Police Department recommendation to extend some reporting requirements to all second-hand shops. The council first faced the issue last fall, ...

  • Fees prompt Scarborough to stop accepting credit cards

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a topic of debate for last year's Finance Committee. Now, with town officials scrambling to save money, the town has decided not to accept credit cards for tax bills and other fees paid at Town Hall. Last year, credit card processing fees cost Scarborough nearly ...

  • 'Same partners ... same business': Does Oxford Aviation taint effort to recast Brunswick base proposal?

    BRUNSWICK — Officials guiding the reuse of Brunswick Naval Air Station confirmed last week that Oxford Aviation will take a subsidiary role in plans to redevelop the base, leaving skeptics wondering if the new proposal is simply a coat of paint for the original plan. Last week, Steve...

  • Brunswick schools face $2.8M loss from state; staff cuts, larger classes loom

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Wednesday prepared for tough choices that could include larger classes and fewer teachers, thanks to worse-than-expected reductions in state subsidy projections released earlier this week. During the first workshop for the 2010-2011 budget, the board h... 1

  • South Portland enacts moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and accepted more than $310,000 in Homeland Security grants. The council also approved a plan to designate Officer Frank Stepnick as a computer crimes investigator for th...

  • Freeport students, school staff simulate hiking Appalachian Trail

    FREEPORT — Students at the Mast Landing Middle School are getting outdoors this winter, hiking the equivalent of the Appalachian Trail. As they record the time they spend doing winter activities – sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking – the...