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  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...

  • School budget will not increase taxes in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An influx of federal stimulus money for education will result in no tax increase for the school budget, which will be sent to voters on Tuesday, June 9. Superintendent Suzanne Godin told a City Council workshop Tuesday at Memorial Middle School that the district e...

  • SAD 75 budget meeting to weigh $36M spending plan

    TOPSHAM — The proposed $36 million fiscal 2010 budget for School Administrative District 75 will undergo the first of two citizen tests in a Town Meeting-style vote on Saturday, May 30. The meeting will take place at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School at...

  • Brunswick's new planner gets to work

    BRUNSWICK — The  town's new planner began work this week. Kris Hultgren, formerly a staff planner for Bar Harbor, was recently hired by Planning and Development Director Anna Breinich. Hultgren, 32, replaces Jim Fortune, who resigned earlier this year.  Hultgren, wh...

  • Reduced fee structure goes to Topsham public hearing

    TOPSHAM — Two code enforcement fees may soon be going down. Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said he is proposing amendments to the town's fee schedule that will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. The Board of Selectmen voted last wee...

  • City gathers input on Bath Skatepark's fate

    BATH — City officials are gathering input from residents about whether they favor renovation or relocation of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. At the first of those meetings, held May 21 at the skatepark, Bath Parks and Recreation Director Steve Balboni presented the au...

  • Moving memorial

    Flags that once draped veterans' caskets create a moving memorial at West and Main streets in Freeport on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Cape Elizabeth councilors review business zoning changes in advance of June 8 vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council last week discussed some of the more controversial elements of a proposed zoning overhaul in the Business-A district, examining various recommendations from the Planning Board, Ordinance Committee and citizen comments in a workshop setting. Though...

  • Generations collaborate to stock Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — What do a busload of middle schoolers and a retirement community have in common? Food, and a whole lot more. Walt Stephenson, an OceanView resident and former chairman of its Residents Council, recently challenged his Falmouth neighbors as well as residents ...

  • Defense secretary: Budget should keep Bath Iron Works busy

    BATH — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said there should be "plenty of money" in the federal budget to keep Bath Iron Works busy "for a considerable number of years into the future." Speaking at the shipyard on May 22, alongside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins,...