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  • Freeport voters approve $29.4 million RSU 5 budget

    FREEPORT — Voters in Freeport approved Regional School Unit 5's budget of more than $29.4 million. Freeport residents approved the budget 917-378. Durham rejected the budget 376-142, as did Pownal with a vote of 204-117. The increase of $2.1 million, or 7.77 percent, will...

  • Chebeague voters approve continued discussion of Stone Wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Chebeague Island residents voted to have the Board of Selectmen continue discussing construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf. Voters on June 9 approved the continuation of discussion 84-50. The results are non-binding, and will be used to guide the B...

  • Scarborough voters reject school budget by 311 votes

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters on Tuesday rejected a net school budget of approximately $39 million, 1,408 to 1,719.  The proposed budget represented an approximate 8 percent increase from this year.  1,761 voters reported the proposed figure was too high, 710 said it was...

  • Cape Elizabeth voters approve $23.5 million school budget with flat tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Cape Elizabeth voters on June 9 approved a $23.5 million school budget, which has no tax increase over the current year, but said it was too low.  Residents approved the budget 635-236, with 363 voters saying it was too low, 274 saying it was too high, and ...

  • Bath-area voters OK $27M school budget, 5% tax hike

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 voters on Tuesday approved next year's $27.3 million budget, 326-92, according to unofficial results. The spending plan passed 135-61 in Bath, 36-4 in Arrowsic, 62-8 in Phippsburg, and 93-19 in Woolwich. "We are very pleased with the budget vote,"...

  • North Yarmouth writes Chadbourne's ticket back to Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A write-in candidate who is well known in town won Tuesday's Board of Selectmen election. Former Selectman Jeanne Chadbourne of North Yarmouth Woods, who jumped in the race last month, narrowly defeated Bryn Lane resident Keith Thompson, 155-145. Harold Stodda...

  • Yarmouth voters pass $22 million school budget

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth voters on June 9 approved a $22 million school budget. The budget, up 3.98 percent from the current year, passed 324-147.  This will result in about $800,000 in additional property taxes, or a 4.56 percent increase. Races for seats on Town Council...

  • SAD 75 voters approve $37M budget

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 voters on Tuesday gave final approval to next year's $36.9 million budget. The vote was 454-153. The spending plan passed 140-65 in Topsham, 156-25 in Harpswell, 48-24 in Bowdoin, and 110-39 in Bowdoinham, according to unofficial results.

  • Brunswick voters pass $36.5 million school budget

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick voters passed the $36.5 million school budget Tuesday night, with 779 voting for it and 490 against. The referendum drew a turnout of 8 percent of registered voters. "We are appreciative of the support we see in the community for the school budget," ...

  • South Portland voters approve $46 million budget, low turnout reported

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters approved a $46 million school budget Tuesday, 379-231. Of the near 19,000 registered voters, 610—approximately 3 percent—cast ballots. The school budget represents a 3.5 percent increase from this year. It includes nearly $3.7 million f...