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  • South Portland nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...

  • SAD 75 draft budget increases to $36M

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75's current draft budget for fiscal 2010 is nearly $36 million, an increase of more than $18,000 over current budget. Of that amount, the total local contribution for taxpayers stands at about $19 million. Broken down over SAD 75's four t...

  • South Portland official settles embezzlement case, claims no impact on city job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dana Anderson, the director of the city's largest municipal department, has settled a lawsuit that accused him of embezzling more than $37,500 from a local nonprofit association of basketball officials. While unrelated to his city job, some aspects of the case –... 1

  • Exploring police work

    Armed with Airsoft BB guns, Greg Musilli-Sarno, left, and Patrick Flynn search a deserted building on Monday under the watchful eye of Scarborough Patrolman Andrew Flynn, part of the Scarborough Police Department's second annual Law Enforcement Explorers Conference. The three-day event provides trai...

  • Topsham selectmen send $7.8M municipal budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved warrant articles for next month's Town Meeting, including the items that comprise the board's recommended fiscal 2010 municipal budget. Residents will vote line by line on individual budget items, as well as on several road acc...

  • Out on a limb

    Seth Moody, a professional arborist from Caribou and Camden, climbs 42 feet straight up to ring a bell while competing in a tree-climbing competition in Library Park in Bath on April 18. Six professional arborists from around New England raced against each other in several different events. (Roger S...

  • Historic crossing

    Runners cross the Swinging Bridge from Brunswick to Topsham for the first time ever during the sixth annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 19. In previous years runners couldn't use the 116-year-old bridge, which was in desperate need of repair. Nick Scott of Boothbay Harbor won this year's ra...

  • Scarborough committee to look at zoning changes with rural residents

    SCARBOROUGH — The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee wants to include land owners in the process of formulating zoning changes for the town's rural areas. On Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. CPIC will hold a meeting at Town Hall with landowners who live in the RF (rural r...

  • Bath eyes density bonus for smart-growth projects

    BATH — Projects in the city's densest residential zone that are built as smart growth and green developments could eventually be allowed to have higher densities than currently allowed, City Planner Jim Upham said this week.

  • Bath students need $40K for world competition

    BATH — Five Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bath schools are undergoing an odyssey of a different sort, aiming to raise $40,000 to allow them to travel to Iowa to participate in the program's 2009 World Finals. Odyssey of the Mind, a program that offers problem-solving opportuniti...