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  • Scarborough grapples with affordable housing

    SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Housing Alliance is concerned that home prices are out of reach for many of those who work for or in the town. Even affordable units, which builders are required to construct to gain a density bonus incentive, are based on too high an income level, all...

  • Scarborough racino PAC pays penalty, will not appeal Ethics Commission ruling

    SCARBOROUGH — A political action committee formed last year to support a failed attempt to bring a racino to Scarborough has decided not to appeal a penalty levied by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. The commission in late March fined the Scarbo...

  • South Portland store says sex toys will stay, despite city's attempt at restrictions

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An attorney for Spencer Gifts on Wednesday said his client will not have to change its practices, despite tighter restrictions being proposed by the city on adult-themed businesses. The City Council on Tuesday night reviewed changes to its adult amusement store o...

  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...

  • School budget will not increase taxes in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An influx of federal stimulus money for education will result in no tax increase for the school budget, which will be sent to voters on Tuesday, June 9. Superintendent Suzanne Godin told a City Council workshop Tuesday at Memorial Middle School that the district e...

  • RSU 1 budget goes to Bath meeting, June 9 vote

    BATH — Voters in Regional School Unit 1 will meet at Bath Middle School on Tuesday, June 2, for the first of a two-step process required to approve the school district's fiscal 2010 budget. Voters are being asked to arrive early to register for the Town Meeting-style gathering. D...

  • SAD 75 budget meeting to weigh $36M spending plan

    TOPSHAM — The proposed $36 million fiscal 2010 budget for School Administrative District 75 will undergo the first of two citizen tests in a Town Meeting-style vote on Saturday, May 30. The meeting will take place at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School at...

  • Brunswick's new planner gets to work

    BRUNSWICK — The  town's new planner began work this week. Kris Hultgren, formerly a staff planner for Bar Harbor, was recently hired by Planning and Development Director Anna Breinich. Hultgren, 32, replaces Jim Fortune, who resigned earlier this year.  Hultgren, wh...

  • Reduced fee structure goes to Topsham public hearing

    TOPSHAM — Two code enforcement fees may soon be going down. Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said he is proposing amendments to the town's fee schedule that will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. The Board of Selectmen voted last wee...

  • City gathers input on Bath Skatepark's fate

    BATH — City officials are gathering input from residents about whether they favor renovation or relocation of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. At the first of those meetings, held May 21 at the skatepark, Bath Parks and Recreation Director Steve Balboni presented the au...