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  • Freeport all but carries RSU 5 budget to victory

    FREEPORT — Voters in Regional School Unit 5 on Tuesday approved a budget of more than $29.4 million, almost entirely on the strength of support in Freeport. Freeport voters approved the budget 917-378. Durham rejected the budget 376-142, and Pownal defeated it 204-117. ...

  • Falmouth elects Kitchel, re-elects Farber; school budget sails through

    FALMOUTH — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported the nearly $33.2 million school budget, and elected two experienced town councilors.

  • Maine lawmakers conduct public business in private, despite open-meeting law

     AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, May 28, the Legislature’s most powerful committee, the one that effectively controls the state’s $6 billion budget, was scheduled to meet in Room 228 at the Statehouse. The printed calendar posted outside the large chamber said the meeting of...

  • Freeport voters approve $29.4 million RSU 5 budget

    FREEPORT — Voters in Freeport approved Regional School Unit 5's budget of more than $29.4 million. Freeport residents approved the budget 917-378. Durham rejected the budget 376-142, as did Pownal with a vote of 204-117. The increase of $2.1 million, or 7.77 percent, will...

  • Scarborough voters reject school budget by 311 votes

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters on Tuesday rejected a net school budget of approximately $39 million, 1,408 to 1,719.  The proposed budget represented an approximate 8 percent increase from this year.  1,761 voters reported the proposed figure was too high, 710 said it was...

  • Chebeague voters approve continued discussion of Stone Wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Chebeague Island residents voted to have the Board of Selectmen continue discussing construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf. Voters on June 9 approved the continuation of discussion 84-50. The results are non-binding, and will be used to guide the B...

  • Cape Elizabeth voters approve $23.5 million school budget with flat tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Cape Elizabeth voters on June 9 approved a $23.5 million school budget, which has no tax increase over the current year, but said it was too low.  Residents approved the budget 635-236, with 363 voters saying it was too low, 274 saying it was too high, and ...

  • North Yarmouth writes Chadbourne's ticket back to Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A write-in candidate who is well known in town won Tuesday's Board of Selectmen election. Former Selectman Jeanne Chadbourne of North Yarmouth Woods, who jumped in the race last month, narrowly defeated Bryn Lane resident Keith Thompson, 155-145. Harold Stodda...

  • Bath-area voters OK $27M school budget, 5% tax hike

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 voters on Tuesday approved next year's $27.3 million budget, 326-92, according to unofficial results. The spending plan passed 135-61 in Bath, 36-4 in Arrowsic, 62-8 in Phippsburg, and 93-19 in Woolwich. "We are very pleased with the budget vote,"...

  • Yarmouth voters pass $22 million school budget

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth voters on June 9 approved a $22 million school budget. The budget, up 3.98 percent from the current year, passed 324-147.  This will result in about $800,000 in additional property taxes, or a 4.56 percent increase. Races for seats on Town Council...