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  • Cape budget hearing set for Monday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Councilors will hear budget feedback from the public Monday, April 13, during a public hearing on the municipal and school budgets. Debate is expected, especially surrounding the school budget and a proposal to move emergency dispatch services out of Cape.

  • Harpswell school consolidation decision delayed

    HARPSWELL — A strategic planning team that is determining the pros and cons of consolidating Harpswell's two elementary schools decided Monday to postpone any consolidation for a year. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors in March approved a planning framework pro...

  • Community Services bridges Cape budgets

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The quarterly Community Services brochure just arrived in mailboxes across Cape Elizabeth, offering classes from lawn care to ballroom dancing, soccer camp, dance camp, and a Fort Williams walk.  But Community Services offers more than what's shown in the brochur...

  • Topsham selectmen back grant for 2 police jobs

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously April 2 to authorize Town Manager Jim Ashe and Police Chief Tim Young to apply for a federal grant that would fund two new police officer positions. An article on next month's Town Meeting warrant will ask residents whether they...

  • $5.83M school bond headed to South Portland voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a $5.83 million school renovation bond on the June ballot. The council also gave initial approval to a ballot question for a $3 million bond to repair the Long Creek pump station, a project that is currently b...

  • Brunswick council OKs negotiations for train station

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to allow its Maine Street Station Oversight Committee and acting Town Manager Gary Brown to negotiate with JHR Development to become the master tenant of the $23 million project's 2,100-square-foot train station. Councilor Karen Kla...

  • South Portland council cautious about Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council gave initial approval to zone changes that would allow the Portland International Jetport to expand its runways and build an aircraft de-icing pad. But rather than simply forwarding the proposal to the next business meeting, the request will be d...

  • Parties still discussing Brunswick intersection changes

    BRUNSWICK — Proposed changes to a troublesome intersection near Bath Road and Maine Street are still being discussed by stakeholders, town and Maine Department of Transportation officials. Improvements to the intersection have drawn a lot of attention ever since MDOT last summer u...

  • Freaky Bean grinds to a halt, likely to liquidate

    Creditors force coffee company into bankruptcy  SCARBOROUGH — With more than $1 million in debts, Freaky Bean Coffee Co. has closed its stores after being forced into bankruptcy by creditors. The Westbrook-based business became an almost overnight success with ...

  • 'People have lost confidence in their government'

    Residents amp up pressure on City Council to review layoffs SOUTH PORTLAND — About 40 protesters braved wind and driving rain Monday night to show their support for five city workers who were laid off last month and to demand answers from city officials. P...