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  • Harpswell, charter school reach agreement on building

    HARPSWELL — An agreement to sell the West Harpswell School to Harpswell Coastal Academy for $150,000 will be presented to voters at Town Meeting next month.  The Board of Selectmen, at their Feb. 12 meeting, approved preliminary language for the Town Meeting warrant that wo...

  • Harpswell selectmen weigh town planner's role

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen has decided to hire a contractor for interim planning services after Town Planner Carol Eyerman leaves later this month. Selectmen, however, disagreed Feb. 12 about the town planner's future role and whether the town should keep a full-time planner ...

  • Memo: LePage meddled in discrimination case against Waldoboro diner

    AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul LePage inserted himself into a state law enforcement proceeding about a religious discrimination case and threatened to go to court if the legal process was not postponed, according to an internal memo. The governor, however, said he was not interfering, but only ...

  • United Way in Bath seeks volunteer readers

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is seeking volunteer readers for its 16th annual "Community Read Aloud," expected to reach more than 4,000 area children next month. The March 2 reading, coordinated by United Way's "Success by 6" initiative, will be held at child-care and Head St...

  • Brunswick may rein in unused employee vacation time

    BRUNSWICK — A policy amendment to clarify the process by which employees can carry over unused vacation time will go to a Town Council public hearing Feb. 23. Under the updated policy, town employees who wish to carry over vacation time in excess of the 30-day maximum to the next yea...

  • Lynx, bobcat topic of Topsham lecture

    TOPSHAM — The bobcat and Canada lynx will be in the spotlight Tuesday, Feb. 24, at a program offered by the Cathance River Education Alliance and Topsham Public Library.

  • Yarmouth proposals would add up to 35 homes, public park

    YARMOUTH — The Planning Board next week will review applications for two major subdivisions. The board on Feb. 25 will hold public hearings on a housing subdivision between Russell's Hill Road and Highlands Farm Road, and on at a conceptual sketch plan for a housing subdivision ...

  • Town councilors weigh Falmouth TIF proposal

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council held a workshop on a proposed OceanView and natural gas tax increment financing district projected to capture more than $20 million in value. The TIF district would be made up 355 acres and proposed to capture 100 percent of increases in assessed...

  • Habitat hosts meetings for prospective homeowners

    PORTLAND — A series of meetings for applicants interested in buying Habitat for Humanity homes in Freeport and Scarborough continue Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland office, 659 Warren Ave. The meetings will cover ownership requirements and qualificat...

  • Free meals, rooms for Maine lawmakers not always disclosed under ethics laws

    The dining room at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, where Time Warner Cable last month hosted several Maine legislators.