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  • Topsham high school vote not expected before late 2016

    TOPSHAM — A "Public Visioning" meeting Tuesday night was an early step along the road to a vote on whether to rebuild or renovate Mt. Ararat High School. The project architect said work could begin no sooner than late 2016 or mid-2017. School Administrative District 75 has app...

  • Brunswick tax hike alarms councilors, budget still in play

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council wants to limit a property tax hike to between 3 and 4 percent. But the council has some work to do. The fiscal 2016 budget as proposed is about $59.8 million, which would require a more than 4.9 percent increase in taxes. Councilors are... 1

  • Verizon gets OK to use Freeport water tower

    FREEPORT — The town is considering an agreement with Verizon Wireless for a new cellular antenna. Town councilors on Tuesday approved letting the wireless company put an antenna on an existing water tower on Winston Hill Drive. Before the agreement can be finalized it must go through...

  • RSU 1 voters to tackle $27M school budget

    BATH — A $27.3 million Regional School Unit 1 budget for next year goes to the first of two district-wide votes Tuesday, May 26. The fiscal 2016 spending plan, unanimously approved by the RSU 1 Board of Directors May 4, will then go to a validation referendum on Tuesday, June 9. ...

  • Bath market's lottery bonus makes employees winners

    BATH — A city resident hit a $2 million jackpot, and by selling the winning Powerball ticket, Brackett's Market became a winner, too. The ticket holder has declined to discuss his good fortune. But the business owners, Kimberly and Steve Brackett, thought they'd share the jo...

  • Uncontested Yarmouth election opens door for 1st-time candidates

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are running unopposed June 9 for seats on the School Committee. Newcomers Laura Coroi and Jeanne Rapone are running for two open seats, while incumbent Tim Wheaton is seeking re-election.

  • Gerzofsky to meet constituents in Freeport

    FREEPORT — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m.-noon at Bow Street Market. Gerzofsky represents Senate District 10, which includes Freeport, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Brunswick and Harpswell.

  • Falmouth school budget hike of 4.7% goes to voters

    FALMOUTH — The town's nearly $33.2 million school budget for fiscal year 2016 goes to voters June 9. The budget represents a 4.69 percent increase in expenditures. If approved, the school portion of the property tax rate would increase to $11.08 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters give school budget initial OK

    CUMBERLAND — In a meeting that drew fewer than 50 voters May 14, residents of School Administrative District 51 approved a $33.8 million budget for next year. If supported a second time by voters at a budget validation referendum June 9, the fiscal 2016 budget will increase 3.6 perce...

  • Falmouth concert to benefit Furniture Friends

    FALMOUTH — A concert to benefit the nonprofit organization Furniture Friends will take place outside Falmouth High School on Saturday, May 30, from 7-10 p.m. The concert, organized by the Falmouth High School Service Club, will featu...