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  • Communities share development visions with Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council's search for a unified vision for economic development continued Monday, as did its quest to ease longstanding conflicts over the Brunswick Economic Development Corp., the quasi-governmental agency that advises the town on development. It remains to be...

  • Bowdoin students' Facebook 'detox' brings clarity

    BRUNSWICK — All 14 of Dhiraj Murthy's students have pages on Facebook, the popular social networking Web site that may have replaced the mini-refrigerator as the No. 1 necessity for 18- to 24-year-olds. For that reason Murthy, an associate professor of sociology at Bowdoin Colleg...

  • Economic human rights activist to campaign in Portland

    PORTLAND — An international advocate for economic human rights will be in Portland on Monday, April 6. Cheri Honkala is a former homeless single mother who is now an antipoverty organizer and housing rights activist. Honkala has been arrested several times for leading demonstrati...

  • Freeport RSU proposes $24M budget

    FREEPORT — A preliminary fiscal 2010 budget of $24 million for Regional School Unit 5 was presented at a workshop Saturday, three days after a superintendent was selected to run the district.

  • Casco Bay High School $3K short of Habitat for Humanity goal

    PORTLAND — Last year, juniors at Casco Bay High School travelled to West Virginia during spring break to work on a Habitat for Humanities project.  Some students described last year's Junior Journey as a transformative experience.  This year, students are planning to...

  • Portland School Committee to vote on $92M budget

    More state aid headed to Portland PORTLAND — The School Committee will vote Wednesday, April 1, on a more than $91 million budget proposed for next year. Prior to the vote, however, the committee must resolve two remaining issues: whether to budget $100,000 for ...

  • Federal grant beefs up Cumberland fire coverage

    CUMBERLAND — Grant funding is no stranger to the Cumberland Fire Department. Since 2000, the department has been awarded $1.3 million of the $2.9 million it's sought. The most recent grant, awarded in January, will help fund a full-time firefighter/EMT for the next 5 years, allow...

  • Town, schools hold the line on Falmouth budget

    FALMOUTH — The municipal and school budgets presented at a special Town Council meeting last week will neither increase nor decrease the existing property tax rate. Councilors all praised school administrators for their efforts to bring in a nearly flat budget. Coming in at just o...

  • Portland Water District to get $4.5M in stimulus

    PORTLAND — The Portland Water District expects to receive $4.5 million in federal stimulus money to replace aging infrastructure, without increasing water rates. PWD Public Relation Manager Michelle Clements said the district expects to fund 14 projects, mostly water main replace...

  • Community garden worries cemetery advocate

    PORTLAND — A vacant parcel owned by Evergreen Cemetery could become a community garden, orchard and tree farm if the city approves leasing the land to a neighborhood group. The founder of Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, meanwhile, said she is concerned that turning the cemetery pa...