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  • Maine Health reveals design details for former Orion Center in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Architects and engineers for the new MaineHealth facility will continue to tweak the redesign of the former Orion Center on Route 1. The project was before the Scarborough Planning Board Monday night for site plan review.  But the presentation was "treated as a...

  • High court rules for 'Secret Beach' homeowner

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week affirmed a lower court decision enforcing a negotiated settlement of a 4-year-old beach access dispute that has polarized a Broad Cove neighborhood. According to one attorney involved in the case, the ruling in favor of R...

  • Bath council to vote on new finance director

    BATH — Contingent on approval from the City Council, Juli Millett of Topsham will be Bath's next finance director, City Manager Bill Giroux said this week. The council is scheduled to vote on Giroux's recommendation on Wednesday, April 15. Giroux said six of 24 applic...

  • Bath home for elderly looks toward possible expansion

    BATH — A facility that has served as a home for many elders for more than 90 years may be expanding next year. There are 37 assisted living apartments in the Plant Home on Washington Street, which overlooks the Kennebec River and was opened in 1917. More than 30 are tax-credit, l...

  • Cape school budget cuts fail to avoid tax increase

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board voted Monday to reduce its proposed contingency fund, trimming $163,000 from next year's budget in response to a projected state subsidy cut of more than $500,000. The Town Council is expected to match School Board efforts, transferring $200,000 f...

  • Grant could revive Androscoggin path extension

    Trail would link Bath, Brunswick,Topsham BRUNSWICK — Grant funding for a regional trail planning effort between Bath, Brunswick and Topsham could revive a plan to link all three communities via the Androscoggin Bicycle & Pedestrian Path.  Recreation...

  • Owner: Ricetta's strong despite bankruptcy filing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owner of Ricetta's Brick Oven Pizzeria said he expects the South Portland and Falmouth restaurants to emerge intact after seeking bankruptcy protection. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February because it was unable to sufficiently re...

  • Conflict charge, counter-charges consume Brunswick council

    BEDC loyalists allege slander BRUNSWICK — On the same night its members were asked to support a project many hope will create jobs and spur the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station, the Town Council on Monday found itself mired in a conflict that's becoming incr...

  • Falmouth borrows to keep school projects on schedule

    FALMOUTH —The School Department will use short-term borrowing to jump-start construction of athletic fields and a wood chip boiler, Director of Finance and Operations Dan O'Shea said. An elementary school project approved by voters last fall, which includes $1.25 million for the f...

  • Cumberland lawmaker proposes sales tax holiday

    CUMBERLAND — State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, is hoping to make Maine one of the more than two dozen states with a sales tax holiday, and she has her sites on Columbus Day weekend. Burgess said the tax exemption will encourage people to buy locally, instead of tra...