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  • N. Yarmouth compiles wish list for new administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — In a needs assessment discussion held Monday afternoon, the Board of Selectmen helped give the Maine Municipal Association direction in searching for a new administrative assistant for the town. Selectmen last month decided not to renew the contract of the current...

  • Blueberry Hill paving narrowly advances in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council vote 4-3 Monday to allow a driveway to be laid over about 300 feet of town-owned property at the end of Greely Road Extension. The property is part of an unbuilt portion of roadway between Greely Road Extension and Pleasant Valley Road, and is often ...

  • Lawsuit seeks reversal of Cumberland credit union approval

    Petitions force referendum on contract zone CUMBERLAND — Two residents have filed a lawsuit against the town seeking repeal of the contract zone allowing a credit union to replace the Chase Flower Shop on Main Street. The suit was filed at about the same time ...

  • Cumberland combines fire, EMS; OKs $8M muni budget

    CUMBERLAND — A municipal budget of $8 million was approved Monday after a public hearing where there was no public comment. Although 16 members of the fire and rescue departments were in the audience during a discussion of the reunification of those departments – a key part of t...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...