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  • Third try at SAD 51 budget brings 0% increase

    Deans, school cop in jeopardy; pay-to-play likely CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials presented a flat budget to a public hearing Tuesday, down from the 2.56 percent increase detailed last week. The 2.56 percent increase was down from an i...

  • Falmouth school budget takes hit from state

    Fire station closing under scrutiny, too FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III began a budget presentation Monday night by informing the Town Council that changes in state funding have resulted in a $1.1 million reduction in state contributions since he ...

  • Brunswick council narrows choice for development chief

    Former FAME director slated for confirmation BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday met the leading candidate to become Brunswick's new director of economic development. The council was introduced to David Markovchick, a business development manager for GE Publ...

  • Brunswick School Board approves budget

    Town Council to review proposed municipal spending plan BRUNSWICK —  The School Board last week unanimously passed a $33.7 million budget for the 2010 fiscal year, an increase of 0.16 percent over the current spending plan. The School Department's budget will ...

  • Bath district marks 'Week of the Young Child'

    BATH — The Week of the Young Child takes place April 19-25 and the communities of Regional School Unit 1 are celebrating with art displays and events in the greater Bath area. The National Association for the Education of Young Children is promoting the week, providing an opportu...

  • Bath looks into roundabout to get around intersection woes

    BATH — In an attempt to improve safety and traffic flow at a high-crash intersection, the city is moving toward a final design for a roundabout at Congress Avenue and State Road. Congress Avenue has a stop sign at the existing T-type intersection, while drivers along State Road ...

  • Business as usual promised in South Portland after Maine Mall owner seeks bankruptcy protection

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Chicago-based General Growth Properties, owner of the Maine Mall, announced early Thursday morning that it has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy protection. Of the more than 200 malls owned by GGP in 44 states, 158 have been included in the Chapter 11 filing, whic...

  • Freeport resident uses New Zealand event to raise tuition money for school

    FREEPORT — As a daughter honoring her father's memory, a mother encouraging her child's career, and a community member supporting a local school for girls, Kathy Lowell will participate in a duathlon to raise tuition money for students at Coastal Studies for Girls, which is scheduled to open ...

  • Author launches book on Bath shipbuilding family

    BATH — While the Sewall family has been in the news recently after its fuel and convenience store company filed for bankruptcy, a new book looks at the family from a different perspective, telling the warts-and-all tale of its heyday as a builder and manager of a vast fleet of merchant ships...

  • Brunswick council rebukes Klatt; Crooker resigns from BEDC

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday issued a public condemnation of District 4 Councilor Karen Klatt, whose conduct following a March 30 workshop has angered affiliates of the Brunswick Economic Development Corp. Klatt's censure came on the heels of the resignation of BEDC memb...