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  • Harpswell beach access case closer to high court hearing

    HARPSWELL — The dispute over Cedar Beach access is a step closer to being heard by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, after the Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters filed a brief with the court on April 15. The public can now walk across privately-owned Cedar Beach Road to Cedar B...

  • Bath council to hear options for dog-friendly park

    BATH — Options for using $100,000 to fund improvements at South End Park will go before the City Council early next month. The Washington Street riverside park, which previously belonged to nearby Bath Iron Works, is a popular venue where dogs can run freely. The park's dog-friendly ...

  • SAD 75 shaves potential tax hike to 8.3%

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 reduced its proposed budget for next year by about $400,000, and may present a $38.1 million spending plan to voters next month. Health insurance had been projected to increase about $183,000, but will actually decrease by about $66,000, re...

  • Bath stenciling program to spread clean message

    BATH — Storm drains throughout the city will soon carry the message "Keep it Clean, Drains to River." The "Bath Community Storm Drain Stenciling Blitz," hosted by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, will take place Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. Up to the event day, teams o...

  • Topsham adds trail plan to Town Meeting warrant

    TOPSHAM — An agreement to create a bicycle-pedestrian trail through Topsham and three other towns is a late addition to next month's Town Meeting warrant. The pact – which the Board of Selectmen added to the May 20 warrant last week – is with Richmond, Bowd...

  • Yarmouth councilors question use of school budget windfall

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council heard unexpected good news about proposed school spending for fiscal year 2016, but not everyone was happy with the surprise. A reduction in health insurance rates will save the School Department about $175,000 next year, School Finance Committee Chairman ...

  • New Yarmouth church brings old-time religion

    YARMOUTH — Whether its genesis is divine, driven by demographics, or the result of religious sibling rivalry, a new church is opening its doors next week – the first area congregation founded in more than a decade, and the first in Yarmouth since 1973. The Royal River Bapt...

  • Falmouth forest harvest plan in place

    FALMOUTH — A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill Community Forest beginning in the winter of 2016. The plan, which was recommended by the Land Management Acquisition ...

  • OceanView eyes pair of Falmouth projects

    FALMOUTH — Owners of the OceanView retirement community want to add affordable senior housing and expand onto town property at the former Plummer School, and build cottages o...