Sun, Apr 20, 2014 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

News

  • Harpswell charter school seeks purchase of town building

    HARPSWELL — Harpswell Coastal Academy, the regional charter school that opened last year, is seeking to purchase the former West Harpswell Elementary School building as its permanent home. The Board of Selectmen discussed the sale of the 9 Ash Point Road building in an executive...

  • Clean-ups to mark Earth Day in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, local groups are inviting members of the public to join annual spring clean-ups held throughout the month. On April 19, the South Portland Land Trust will hold its annual clean-up of local parks and beaches from 8:30...

  • New class of destroyers to be christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works

    BATH — The U.S. Navy will enter a new age Saturday when the first DDG 1000, the USS Zumwalt – called “the most capable destroyer in history” – is christened at Bath Iron Works. The $4 billion guided missile destroyer, designed to provide missile and ...

  • Award-winning Topsham clerk to retire after 22 years

    TOPSHAM — Ruth Lyons, who last year was named clerk of the year by the Maine Town & City Clerks Association, plans to retire June 30 after 22 years on the job. ...

  • RSU 1 board weighs $15K for outdoor learning program

    BATH — At a budget forum Monday that ran less than an hour, the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors discussed restoring $15,000 for a canoe and camping education program. RSU 1's proposed fiscal 2015 budget could increase 2.3 percent in fiscal 2015, while the amount to come fro...

  • Topsham taxes may rise while town budget shrinks

    TOPSHAM — If approved at Town Meeting next month, the fiscal 2015 municipal budget could decline about $18,000, to $8.56 million. But with assessments to School Administrative District 75 (up 9.16 percent as currently proposed) and Sagadahoc County (up 3.14 percent) included, and rev...

  • Library to present 'Tops of Topsham'

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 15-19 with a "Tops of Topsham" program. Residents will be asked to vote for a book that has changed their lives, and collaborate on a piece of art at the library. All the "Tops" books will go into a ...

  • Bath man dies after vehicle collision

    BATH — A 30-year-old city resident died Saturday, April 5, from injuries he received the day before in a motor vehicle collision. Alexander Coffin, who died at Maine Medical Center in Portland, was driving his 2005 Suzuki 600 motorcycle north on Oak Grove Avenue, and Debbie Knowlton,...

  • Yarmouth school rallies around 4th-grader with degenerative disease

    YARMOUTH — Jared Conant's fourth-grade classmates didn't understand why he had trouble on the playground and was slower than them in gym. They didn't get why he walked on his tiptoes and struggled to get up off the floor. They'd never been taught about Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Freeport RSU withdrawal panel seeks public input

    FREEPORT — The committee working on a plan for the town to withdraw from Regional School Unit 5 will host a panel discussion and public forum next week to solicit input on the future of Freeport High School. The Freeport High School Community Visioning Forum is set for Thursday, Apri...