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  • Moratorium proposed on construction in South Portland's Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A plan to build a new market and catering business at Willard Square is in limbo after the City Council tabled a proposed 180-day moratorium on construction in the neighborhood. Councilors voted 5-1 on Monday, with Councilor Maxine Beecher opposed, to delay the discu...

  • South Portland school budget heads to ballot with modest increase

    Fore River Sound Stage to lease armory SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday, May 10, will be asked to OK a proposed $42.8 million school budget, which represents a 1 percent increase over this year.  The City Council on Monday unanimously approved the spending plan, which...

  • Bath Planning Board OKs 3rd amended business park decision

    BATH — The Planning Board approved a third amended notice of decision on Tuesday for the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Although the board approved a second amended notice last month, it had not added one clause as another condition of approval. That clause states that w...

  • RSU 1 board to vote on 2.5% tax hike

    BATH — After a two-hour public hearing and hour-long discussion April 28, the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors directed Superintendent William Shuttleworth to present a fiscal 2012 budget with a 2.5 percent tax increase. Consensus did not come easily to the board, which disc... 1

  • Freeport council OKs $9.3M municipal budget, keeps taxes flat

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a $9.3 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2012 and a $2.5 million capital improvement plan for 2011. Although the meeting lasted about five hours and many budget options and new programs were supported by some councilors, in th...

  • SAD 75 board floats $34.2M budget

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on April 28 unanimously approved a $34.2 million budget for fiscal 2012, a 1.65 percent decrease from the current year. Residents of Topsham, Harpswell, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham will now vote twice to ratify the spendin...

  • 'Knowledge is belonging': A month-long celebration of Brunswick history

    BRUNSWICK — For those who know to look, there is an unexpected form carved in the stone above the large columns that flank the entrance to Bank of America on Maine Street. Where one might expect an ornate swirl, or perhaps a cherub, instead there are ears of corn, dating back to the ...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story, "Restaurant to install waterfront wind turbine as Portland readies rules," should have said a Peaks Island wind turbine could power public buildings, not residences, with revenue going to an island-based nonprofit, not the city.

  • Walmart presents 1st plans for Falmouth expansion, demolition of cinema

    FALMOUTH — Walmart presented plans to expand into the Regal Cinemas space on Route 1 at Tuesday evening's Planning Board meeting. The expansion would increase the size of the store from 84,000 square feet to 124,000 square feet by razing the Regal Cinemas building and expanding into ...

  • Falmouth Rotary hosts electronics recycling day

    FALMOUTH — The Rotary Club is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1. The Rotary will accept items such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, scanners, DVD players, microwaves, batteries, cell phones ...