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  • Brunswick council juices grant application for power upgrade

    BRUNSWICK — In a decision that will likely disappoint some neighbors of a planned mixed-use development along Old Portland Road, the Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to authorize a grant application that could upgrade power capacity to the site. The $50,000 Community Development ...

  • Brunswick voters to decide school budget on June 9

    BRUNSWICK — Voters will be asked to ratify a $33.4 million budget for the School Department on June 9.  The spending plan was adopted by the Town Council on Monday, but must be validated by voters under state law.  The school budget makes up 62 percent of the town's ...

  • Topsham selectmen asked to review Harpswell school consolidation

    TOPSHAM — Several residents opposed to the possible closing of the West Harpswell School are asking the Board of Selectmen to "conduct a detailed review" of the proposal. Their letter also asked the board to hold public hearings to discuss the matter – currently being...

  • RSU 1 meeting OKs $25M budget for voter referendum

    BATH — With voters asking only a few questions along the way, the Regional School Unit 1 fiscal 2010 budget coasted through Tuesday's district budget meeting, sending the $25 million plan to a June 9 budget validation referendum. The RSU budget shows an approximately 1 percent de...

  • High school reports probable case of swine flu; Brunswick cluster under scrutiny

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department confirmed Tuesday that a Brunswick High School student has a probable case of the H1N1 influenza, or swine flu. On Wednesday morning, the state Center for Disease Control said there may be at least four new cases of the virus among Brunswick-area ...

  • Tension grows in Cumberland ahead of vote on credit union contract zone

    CUMBERLAND — Next week's vote on the fate of a Town Council-approved contract zone for a credit union on Main Street is polarizing the town. Opponents of the Main Street business and its contract zone have erected signs and been outspoken at town meetings. A lawsuit has been filed...

  • Tilton to make early departure from North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Departing town Administrative Assistant Scott Tilton, whose last workday was set months ago for June 30, told the Board of Selectmen on Monday that this Friday, June 5, will actually be his last day on the job.

  • Voters OK North Yarmouth municipal budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The annual Town Meeting on May 30 provided few surprises, with voters approving all proposed ordinance changes and a $2.3 million fiscal 2010 municipal budget. Westcustogo Hall held a gathering of approximately 60 people at its early-morning peak, with numbers dwi...

  • Town Meeting sets stage for Yarmouth vote

    YARMOUTH — About 105 of the 7,450 registered voters in Yarmouth attended Tuesday's Town Meeting and ratified the school and municipal budgets. Residents approved 27 articles on the meeting warrant, including a $19.5 million school budget that exceeds state Essential Programs and Services by...

  • SAD 51 sends failed budget back to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — Voters will get a second chance to vote on a $28 million school budget after School Administrative District 51 directors voted Monday to resubmit the spending plan in a second validation referendum on June 16. The budget failed in an improbable tie vote in Cumberland...