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  • Brunswick board advances strategic plan for schools

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board is moving forward with plans to commission a long-range strategic plan. The board is seeking requests for proposals from consulting firms to create a five-year plan for the School Department that will describe where the schools are today, document where v...

  • Falmouth may restrict where sex offenders live

    FALMOUTH — A proposed town ordinance would prohibit people convicted of sex crimes against children under 14 from living near a school, park or athletic field. Police Chief Edward Tolan

  • Brunswick Landing businesses have little trouble hiring

    BRUNSWICK — The latest in a series of federal grants aimed at boosting economic development efforts at Brunswick Landing – $5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor – was designed to train unemployed high-tech workers. The grant, issued to Coastal Counties Workfor...

  • Harpswell removes restriction on public comments

    HARPSWELL — Three months after banning discussion of School Administrative District 75 during public comment at Board of Selectmen meetings, elected officials have redrafted the town's policy so a content-based ban on public comment will not be possible in the future. The latest amen...

  • Fire-damaged building fuels discussion in Brunswick

    Should town require repair or demolition of 'casualty' buildings? BRUNSWICK — Little has changed at 16-18 Oak St. since the back half of the apartment building was claimed by a fire in April. Charred roof beams still overhang the sides of the building, and there is a gaping ...

  • Bath applauds local heroes on Citizen Involvement Day

    BATH — The city continued its annual tradition of honoring key community members Oct. 8 with Citizen Involvement Day, held during Autumnfest. Kimberly Gates was named Citizen of the Year for her work organizing the Bath Food Bank and the Bath Mobile Food Truck. After recognizing a ne...

  • Sweet spot: Judith Stanton is the honey maker of Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The days leading up to her visit to the hives at Two Coves Farm had been rainy and cold, so beekeeper Judith Stanton wasn't expecting to see the bees flying at all. But as she made her way across the field, veil secured and smoker in hand, she saw the bees were crawling i...

  • 4 candidates for 3 Topsham seats on SAD 75 board

    TOPSHAM — Four candidates are running for three Topsham seats on the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors in the November election. Incumbents Jane Scease of Western Avenue and James Cusano of Amanda Drive face challenges from Jeffrey Wolkens of Meadow Road and James ...

  • Yarmouth council raises possibility of sewer user fees

    YARMOUTH — While most town councilors seem opposed to charging residents a sewer fee, the Town Council will bring the matter to a formal vote in November. About 2,500 households are connected to the public system and pay for the service through their property taxes. But an estimated ...

  • Changes proposed in rules on restraint, seclusion of Maine students

    AUGUSTA — After nearly nine months of work, a group of special education professionals, school principals, disability rights advocates and parents has sent rule changes on the restraint and seclusion of school children to the Maine Department of Education. The DOE will review the pro...