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  • 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 ...

  • Ready to roll

    An Easter Egg is nestled in a tree trunk as a group of 9- to 12-year-olds await the hunt at Falmouth Congregational Church last Saturday Morning. The annual event attracted about 150 eager participants. (Matthew DeLorme photo)

  • Pownal's costs rise 300% in proposed RSU budget

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents are reportedly "outraged" by a proposed $24 million budget for Regional School Unit 5 that would increase the schools' share of their property taxes by an estimated $1,500 per household.

  • Freeport councilors battle over right-to-know

    FREEPORT — A clash between two town councilors has prompted one of them to make a formal Freedom of Access request and threaten to take legal action against the other. Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu said she will give her colleague, Councilor Joe Migliaccio, until Thursday, April 1...

  • Portland City Council expected to seek budget cuts of $275K

    Police, fire chiefs say they can cope with job cuts PORTLAND — In an effort to keep property taxes at current levels, the City Council will look for nearly $275,000 in cuts to the proposed fiscal year 2010 municipal budget. The council Finance Committee met Tue...

  • Portland schools on track for $700K budget surplus

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will receive a third-quarter finance report that predicts at least a $700,000 surplus at end of the fiscal year.  Also, in a workshop following its meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the committee will hold preliminary discussions about creating two ...

  • Portland Charter Commission election likely to stand alone

    Cost to city: $20K

  • Legalize it, don't criticize it

    Jonathan Leavitt, executive director of the Maine Medical Marijuana Policy Initiative, stands in front of Empire Dine & Dance on Congress Street in Portland, where an April 20 fundraiser and public awareness event will be held to build support for a November referendum that would give patients a...