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  • Cape Elizabeth eyes rules for wedding venues

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A special events ordinance is being created to regulate the rental of residential property for private events and parties. The use of residential property as a business for fee-paying functions is currently not allowed. The issue came to light after the town b...

  • Bath council OKs budget, tax hike; Rogers resigns

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a $15.9 million budget. Near the end of the meeting, meanwhile, Councilor Kyle Rogers announced his immediate resignation because he is moving. Rogers served two terms on the City Council from 2006-2012 and was

  • South Portland board OKs site plan for Municipal Services Facility

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board has approved the site plan for a 70,000-square-foot combined city services facility that will house the Public Works, Transportation, and Parks and Recreation departments. The city's transfer station currently occupies the land at 929 Highland...

  • Class of 2015: Cape Elizabeth senior likes to think outside the 'bubble'

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Trilingual. Horseback rider. Swimmer. Amateur pilot. Avid traveler. Any of these things would be impressive for an 18-year-old. For Yodit Herrmann, they're all just part of who she is. Although she already has a lot of unique skills, the Cape Elizabeth High Sc...

  • Class of 2015: Scarborough senior prefers working behind the scenes

    SCARBOROUGH — Most students' extracurricular activities involve a sport, or musical group. Eric Lehmann prefers a different activity. Lehmann, a 17-year-old senior at Scarborough High School, first discovered his "niche" of setting up for school productions and events whe...

  • Harpswell land trust opens new trails

    HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust will officially open a 1.25-mile trail system at the Curtis Farm Preserve on Saturday, June 6. Curtis Farm is owned and operated by the land trust, and is the largest undeveloped property in South Harpswell. It includes nearly 2,000 ...

  • Brunwick schools hire assistant superintendent

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department has hired Pender Makin as the new assistant superintendent of schools. Makin was director of the REAL School, an alternative and special education secondary school in Falmouth, since 2003. Previously she was the lead teacher in the Alternative L...

  • LePage talks bullying, Brunswick school officials talk funding

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. Paul LePage's discussion about bullying Monday at Brunswick Junior High School led to questions about the state's commitment to funding school services. LePage spoke at length about the correlation between poverty and bullying at the school's second annual Civil...

  • Brunswick council OKs budget, tax hike; school spending up to voters

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council last week approved the fiscal year 2016 budget by a unanimous vote. The budget, which includes almost $60 million in expenditures, requires a 3.5 percent increase in the property tax rate, to $28.36 per $1,000 of assessed value from the current $27.4...

  • June bloom in Bath

    While the weather early this week was rainy, it didn't seem to bother this rhododendron on High Street in Bath.