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  • School supporters plead for tax hike in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Proponents on Wednesday urged the City Council to support tax increases to fund next year's city and school budgets. The show of support came during a public hearing where officials proposed a fiscal 2012 operating budget of $69.2 million, a $2 million increase over ... 2

  • Democrats, GOP pick familiar nominees for Maine Senate special election in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The race to replace Democratic Sen. Larry Bliss in Maine Senate District 7 looks like it's boiling down to a longtime South Portland businessman and a sitting state representative from Cape Elizabeth. Republicans and Democrats caucused last week to select their nomin...

  • Smokers get a reprieve on Scarborough beaches

    Latest budget proposal includes nearly 3.9% tax hike SCARBOROUGH — Councilors on Wednesday delayed action on a proposed ban on smoking on any town-owned beach. The Town Council voted 4-3, with Councilors Michael Wood, Carol Rancourt and Karen D'Andrea opposed, to table an am...

  • Scarborough council scraps plan for community center

    Wentworth project moves forward without maintaining old building SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council reached consensus Wednesday on a plan to fully demolish the Wentworth Intermediate School and build a new school in its place, rather than maintaining a portion of the school for a commu...

  • Bath council urges CMP to delay 'smart' meters

    BATH — The City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday that urges Central Maine Power Co. to refrain from installing wireless "smart" electric meters within the city for up to 180 days. The resolution came a day after the Maine Public Utilities Commission rejected a c...

  • South Portland extends tax break for Fairchild

    Move comes as National Semiconductor agrees to buyout by Texas Instruments SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a more than 10-year extension to a tax break for Fairchild Semiconductor. The move comes during a time of flux for the city's semicondu...

  • Author Meg Wolff to sign books in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Author Meg Wolff will be at

  • Almost ready for business

    John Cyrus and Lynn Hines, of Bangor Savings Bank's information technology department, install equipment at teller stations in the bank's new Falmouth office at Route 1 and Fundy Road. The renovated car dealership will also have an Ace Hardware store and another retailer; the bank is expected to ope...

  • Church offers workshop on funeral planning

    YARMOUTH — The First Parish Congregational Church will host a free workshop on Sunday, April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on funeral planning. The workshop will cove...

  • Yarmouth CAN to hold community forum

    YARMOUTH — There will be a community forum on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the North Yarmouth Academy Middle School to learn more about Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors and its work ov...